What is Social Studies Success?

Social Studies Success is a place for you – a place to get fresh ideas and to share in the excitement of teaching Social Studies. My name is Dawn Viñas and I’ve provided professional development, consulting services, and resources to thousands of teachers over the past 30 years. I believe every child should understand the importance of Social Studies in their life – and every teacher should have the tools to reach them.

Free Civil War Review Game

Review the Civil War with a “I have, Who has?” game. This resource offers two ways to play the game. Your students will be engaged as they review key content before a test.

What Can I Do For You?

Professional Development

Are you having difficulty teaching ELL students or frustrated with the lack of engagement? The sessions I offer are designed to solve difficult problems in Social Studies instruction.


All of my resources are teacher approved and student tested. My philosophy of active, rigorous instruction is embedded into my teacher resources.


Happy Customers

Your resources have helped me so much. I have had time to focus on best practices rather than stressing over creating new lessons.
-Victoria W.

Everything looks very well written and professional. My kids will enjoy all of the games!
-John D.

Just outstanding! I came home feeling so great about what all was accomplished. Thank you so much!
-Penny A.

Such a wonderful, ready-to-go resource which can be easily used to differentiate and encourage deeper conversations.
-Maegen L.

I have never been to a more organized and helpful presentation than the one you provided! Thank you!
-Kelli B.

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