Social Studies

Increase Long-Term Retention and Foster Deep Understanding with Our Social Studies Workbooks

Simple Solutions Social Studies uses our time-tested approach to ensure students retain the information long-term. Our social studies workbooks provide instruction in the form of mini teachings aligned with academic content standards common to most states. Students will gain background knowledge in five areas: History, Geography, Economics, Government, and Citizenship. Learn more about our strategies below, or reach out to our team with questions.

What’s Included with Our Social Studies Workbooks?

Teachers use these social studies workbooks along with their state-specified curriculum. They are tailored for each grade level, with varying numbers of lessons and quizzes. All of our books contain a Pre/Post-Test and Help Pages.

  • Grades 2 and 3 feature 72 lessons, 18 quizzes, and bonus lessons
  • Grades 4-8 include 140 lessons and 35 quizzes

With purchase, teachers also gain access to our S²TaR center for one full year. This online resource features Topic Guides, Help Pages, Suggestions for Success, and answers to daily review lessons. Teachers can also access digital or printable weekly quizzes. This website can integrate with your school’s preferred choice of the single sign-on method.

How the Simple Solutions Approach Works

Our approach uses three research-based, proven strategies to encourage a deeper understanding of concepts. For decades, these strategies—retrieval practice, spacing, and interleaving—have been setting students up for success in the classroom.

Retrieval Practice

Our Simple Solutions Social Studies workbooks are specifically designed so students have to repeatedly retrieve information from memory. Over time, the mental effort they exert during this process strengthens their neural pathways. Therefore, it makes it easier to recall information in the future.


The Simple Solutions Approach spreads retrieval practice out over time in a process called “spacing.” Students systematically revisit and recall concepts which increases their long-term retention.


While textbooks and other supplemental materials focus on one concept at a time, Simple Solutions workbooks are different. Our lessons revisit material students have already learned, encouraging them to assess and decide how they will answer each question.

Start Working with Simple Solutions Today

Are you ready to incorporate Simple Solutions into your teaching? Our team would be happy to supply you with pricing and complementary samples. Contact us today.

Product Samples

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Level 2

Sample 1

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Sample 2

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Sample 3

Level 2

Help Pages

Level 2

Topic Guide