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Topic Guides - Social Studies

This how-to guide helps students and their parents navigate resources connected to Social Studies topics.

Topic Guides - Social Studies


Welcome to the Social Studies Topic Guides!

This guide is intended to help students and caregivers navigate resources connected to topics often taught in middle and high schools. Select the topic you are interested in from the left side of the page to explore a variety of resources to help you with this topic.

Some links will require you to login with a library card. If you do not have a library card, you can visit any PPLD location to get one. You can also apply for one online, here

If you are a part of the following districts, you might have the PowerPass. The PowerPass is a just-for-students library card that gives access to all of our online resources. If you go to school in any of the districts below, you may have PowerPass. Click the link for your district below for your login information.


Use the links below to find guides for topics in other subject areas: 

English and Language Arts

Math and Science 

For help in any of these subjects, connect with a live tutor every day from 2-11pm using HelpNow (Brainfuse).

For general information on History, check out PPLD's History Subject Guide.