I have to teach social studies this year and I am facing the problem that the books we are using are far too advanced, and the topics are to difficult for the kids to relate to them. Does anyone have experience in teaching social studies? What topics could I use, where can I get some info/worksheets. the only topics I could come up with until now were: family, needs-wants, goods and services, school, community helpers, places in a community. How can I make the subjects a little interesting especially for grades 1-3? Any help or suggestions are highly appreciated.