This colorful, interactive 17-slide PowerPoint presentation helps introduce students to the subject of social studies. The 5 areas of social studies (history, geography, government, economics, and culture) are covered, including a game of 5 areas examples. A vocabulary review game is also included, as well as a variety of H.O.T. (higher order thinking) discussion questions and a classroom exit ticket slide. This presentation was originally created for use in a 6th grade social studies classroom and follows Chapter 1 of the Houghton Mifflin textbook, "Social Studies: World Cultures and Geography". The same information is also available through TpT in a Promethean flipchart format.