Pennsylvania educators have needs that are unique and different from other states. That’s why we made this page just for you and your needs as a social studies professional.

October 20-21, 2023
Pennsylvania Council for the Social Studies Conference
Session 1
You are never too young to hold onto a piece of history! Introducing Primary and Secondary Sources in the Elementary Classroom!

Learn more about engaging products made specifically for your state.


Packs of 30 double-sided, laminated, markable desk maps give students a detailed look at their state. Includes a detailed political map on one side and either a physical or unlabeled map on the other. All maps include a variety of thematic insets showing population density, land use, annual precipitation and more. Desk maps come with a 16-page teacher’s guide with reproducible handout.


This full-featured state map is political with shaded relief; it shows county boundaries, major transportation routes, points of interest, physical features, and capital, major, and sizable cities with population ranges indicated by type size and/or symbol size.


This full-color state map includes shaded-relief topography, county names and borders, major and capital cities, main rivers, and other large bodies of water. It includes insets providing a state flag, a locator map (within North America), a table of statistics, and text with high-interest historical, anecdotal, and geographical information. The single state map comes on a spring roller mountable on a one-inch map rail (already present in many classrooms) or on a backboard.

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Social Studies School Service utilizes district goals and data to personalize supports, and to develop and facilitate professional learning opportunities that build capacity around instructional practice, resource implementation, teacher transfer, and social studies leaderships.

Meet your state curriculum specialist
Tammy Mcilveen
Pennsylvania Curriculum Specialist
Getting students involved and interested in their learning process is my passion! I taught special education in public elementary, middle, and high schools for 24 years. I graduated from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania with my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary and Special Education, and received my Masters as a Reading Specialist from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania.

I’m loving my time with Social Studies School Service. These programs are highly engaging with tons of interactive activities that enables students on all learning levels to feel successful. In addition to my love of working with teachers and students, I love spending time with my family and being a mother to my daughter and son. I am constantly attending field hockey, football, or lacrosse games for my kids. They keep me very busy, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Meet your state curriculum specialist
Lori Burger
Philadelphia Curriculum Specialist
I earned my Masters in Elementary Education and my Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and wanted to pursue a career that would use both disciplines! Hence, this position! I have worked hard my entire life, physically and mentally to reach my goals. I have had my own businesses for several years of my life as well as fulfilling positions working for others who have taught me so much about myself. I also have two awesome kids and two awesome step kids!