After teaching Social Studies for over 15 years it dawned me, students need a better understanding of the fundamentals of Social Studies. Social Studies should not be about remembering facts and dates. Social studies should be about having a better understanding of why things happened in the past and why these things continue to happen today. I find this unit can be used at any point during the school year. It includes a power point with embeded videos on each one of the 10 Themes of Social Studies. The videos are free from You Tube and the history channel. The power point includes great discussions questions that can be used to discuss any historical time period. It includes a fifty question student assessment which review the ten themes of social studies as they relate to their lives.