What is Freckle Social Studies?

Freckle's Social Studies program includes literacy-focused Social Studies units that are built around a curated list of articles, each available at various reading levels. Interspersed throughout each unit are engaging activities that span diverse mediums such as simulations and role-plays, Gallery Walks, Socratic Seminars, video clips, and diary entries (just to name a few). In each unit, you will also find primary sources, discussion questions, interactive maps and timelines, and much more.

An example of the units available for Civics and Government.

How do I access Freckle's Social Studies units?

To find Freckle's Social Studies units, log on to your Teacher Home and select Units under Social Studies in the left navigation bar. From here, you can browse through the units, access the videos, assign students articles, and read through and print the corresponding activities.

Freckle Social Studies is a feature of Freckle Premium Edition.

How do I use Freckle Social Studies?

Each social studies unit begins with an introductory video to give the context and background information needed for the unit. Additional materials, such as vocabulary lists or KWL charts, are also provided at the beginning of the unit.

Each unit is then divided into thematic lessons. Depending on the unit and its objectives, the number of lessons changes. Teachers should feel free to pick and choose articles and activities that are best for their students and fit these resources into the time they have for social studies.

An example lesson for the US Civil War, including one video and two activity resources.

Simply select the blue buttons next to each article or activity to assign the article or access the materials. All the activity resources are there for you—just read the teacher guide and select Print. Remember, articles come at a variety of reading levels to help you meet the needs of your individual students.

At the end of each unit, there is a unit assessment and a final project, also all easily printable.

The final project for a lesson, with a link to the necessary activity resources.

The Freckle Social Studies units are all completely planned out for teachers with all resources provided.

We hope you enjoy Freckle Social Studies as much as we enjoyed creating it. As always, your feedback is welcome. If you have comments, questions, suggestions, or just want to share how you've been using our Social Studies units in your classroom, please email us at