Spanish Social Studies
These engaging books and collections address social studies themes and concepts through biographies and reader’s theater scripts.
Mi hermano y yo
Luis is autistic and nervous about attending a birthday party. Luckily his sister will be there to help him have a good time! Early readers will learn about the importance of acceptance and kindness with this beautifully illustrated Spanish picture book.
¿Qué puedo ser?
It is career day at James's school. After helping his friends decide on careers, he knows what he is meant to do. Introduce the concept of jobs and careers to early readers with this beautifully illustrated Spanish picture book.
El globo del abuelo
In this multigenerational tale, a grandfather is turning 100 years old. To celebrate, he takes his grandson on a hot air balloon ride to show him special places from his past. Readers will be delighted by this heartfelt Spanish picture book.
Una sorpresa para Nani
In this Spanish picture book about family and cultural traditions, an Indian girl prepares a cake for her great-grandmother's 90th birthday. Colorful illustrations and easy-to-read text help upper emergent readers follow along with the story.
Los pingüinos levantan vuelo
Two Antarctic penguins want to travel the world but can't fly. They build a flying machine out of ice to take them on a trip across America. This entertaining Spanish picture book features colorful illustrations and easy-to-read text.
Se busca casa
Everyone needs a home-and that's where Ms. Mouse comes in. She helps every creature who lives near the big tree find the perfect home. Written in verse, this Spanish picture book features an entertaining story and whimsical illustrations.
El pastel gigante
When a town's local giant decides he wants a mooncake for the Moon Festival, the villagers must work together to satisfy his "giant" sweet tooth. Children will love this entertaining Spanish story with its messages of community and working together.
Un festival muy especial
In this Spanish picture book, Lucky is celebrating Holi-the spring Festival of Colors in India. Children will love the colorful illustrations and culturally authentic story as they learn about a tradition that brings family and community together.
La pintura de Ceci
In this Spanish picture book, Darri learns about Australian Aboriginal art by working with her grandmother as she makes a dot painting for an art show. Children will love the colorful illustrations and heartfelt story in this culturally authentic story.
El mapa mágico
Kelvin's class is going on an unusual field trip to both the North Pole and the Amazon Rainforest. Children will love the whimsical illustrations and fun story in this cross-curricular Spanish book that introduces them to science topics.
El misterio de Manuel
Michael travels with his family to Morocco and struggles with the language barrier. Can he figure out what's going on through nonverbal communication? Children will love the colorful illustrations and story in this multicultural Spanish fiction reader.
La mazorca mágica
Lucas takes a magical journey to Mexico where he meets a new friend and learns more about his own family. Children will love this entertaining Spanish fiction reader with its message of the importance of family and cultural traditions.
Héroes de la comunidad
Teach students what it means to be a hero in everyday life! This Spanish nonfiction reader will excite students as it explores the responsibilities of local heroes. Includes colorful images, a fiction piece related to the topic, and an extension activity.
Así nos saludamos
Show students how to greet others politely! This Spanish nonfiction reader demonstrates greetings and farewell gestures, from saying "hello" to giving high fives. Includes a short fiction piece related to the topic, an extension activity, and other features.
Teach young students how to be informed voters! This Spanish nonfiction reader describes how people can make wise decisions about whom to vote for. Includes a short fiction piece related to the topic, an extension activity, and more useful features.
Teach students what it means to be president of the United States! This Spanish nonfiction reader explores the various responsibilities of the president. Includes relevant images, a related fiction story, an extension activity, and other exciting features.
Clara Barton: maestra, enfermera, líder
Clara Barton, the founder of the American Red Cross, is a heroic figure in U.S. history. Show students how she helped others with this Spanish nonfiction reader, which includes historical images, a related fiction piece, an extension activity, and other features.
Help students discover what the American flag means to them! This Spanish nonfiction reader explores what the flag represents and why it's respected. Includes thought-provoking questions, colorful images, an extension activity, a related fiction piece, and more.
Siempre hay buenas personas
Teach students that everyone has the power to show kindness toward others with this Spanish nonfiction reader! Includes real-world examples, a short fiction piece related to the topic, discussion questions, an extension activity, and more great features.
Explore the meaning behind the pledge of allegiance! This Spanish nonfiction reader analyzes the pledge line by line to help students memorize and understand it. Includes a related fiction piece, discussion questions, an extension activity, and other features.
Dólares y centavos
Teach young students all about money with this relevant Spanish nonfiction reader! This book details the various U.S. coins and bills in an easy-to-follow way. Includes simple text, a related fiction piece, an extension activity, and more beneficial features.
Carteles por todas partes
Explore signs students encounter in everyday life! This fun Spanish nonfiction reader gives examples of relevant signs and explains their meanings. Includes a fiction piece related to the topic, an extension activity, vibrant images, and other helpful features.
Voluntarios al rescate
Show students how they can help others in their communities! This Spanish nonfiction reader explores how volunteers make a difference and encourages students to give back. Includes an extension activity, a related fiction piece, discussion questions, and more.
What does it mean to be a good sport? Teach students how to be fair on the field, on the court, and in life with this fun Spanish nonfiction reader. Includes a fiction story about teamwork, an extension activity, discussion questions, and other helpful features.