I am sorry no one has replied to you. I know there are many social studies teachers who do use Thinkfinity. I have saved several wonderful resources for Social Studies if you would like to friend me. Also, if you are looking for something specific please let me know and I would be glad to help. I also think there is a social studies group in the community if you would like to join them. Last, we are offering a 4 week course for Social Studies teachers focused on Thinkfinity beginning October 5. Registration is at www.tie.net in our workshops area. I hope you decide to join us there.
There are also many discussions related to social studies, civics, and geography in the Community. I recommend that you check out some of these including--
As a Community member, you can start a discussion in Verizon Thinkfinity 101 or any of the groups if you need specific resources or have resources to share. Also you are welcome to reply to existing discussions to provide your input.
I, too, am sorry you didn't get a quicker reply. I have taught social studies for almost 45 years and am still teaching economics so I invite you to "friend" me also and you will have access to my many chosen resources. I suggest you also sign up for the EconEdLink, Smithsonian, Edsitement and National Geographic Education newsletters in addition to the Thinkfinity newsletter. Those will keep you up-to-date on the new materials added while you peruse through all the millions available.
One of the best ways to find specific resources is to take your curriculum topics, plug each of them into the Search Engine (being careful not to limit the grade level) and just get some ice tea and relax while you look through the treasures. Be sure that you do add the TF widget to your tool bar so you can just pop the special ones you like into your own file.
The reason I suggest that you not limit your grade level is because many time I have found applicable resources and/or interactives that are labeled 3-5 and very appropriate for 9-12.
If there is something specific you cannot find, please let me know and I'll see what I can do to find it for you.
Welcome to our candy store of social studies goodies.