Open Ended Social Studies collects and presents original and dynamic classroom materials focusing on parts of the world neglected by traditional world history textbooks in the United States. The middle and high school lessons hosted here aim to foster critical and historical thinking, greater cultural awareness, and a sense of wonder about the world and our place in it. Open Ended Social Studies is free, always growing, and collaborative – please check back and contribute often.
Browse all of the free texts, activities, and lesson plans – all of the chapters missing from your conventional textbook.
Check out the library of travel writing and photography from previous adventures in the field.