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Teaching Social Studies in English

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Case studies, an examination of images, and readings of passages from the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child are used to spark conversations in ESL/ELD social studies classes about this highly-charged topic. Using a variety of...
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Social Studies Lesson Plan: A Fun Way to Review Material For a Test

For Teachers 5th
Learners develop test review skills using this resource. They participate in a class game to review information learned about Native American groups. Learners quiz each other about Native American groups and use popsicle sticks to...
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Beginner Level Thanksgiving ESL Lesson Plan

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Thanksgiving is a cherished tradition in the United States and Canada. Introduce the beginnings of the Thanksgiving celebration with a resource that features reading comprehension activities, vocabulary exercises, and a short writing...
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World Flags: ESL Lesson, Beginning Level

For Teachers 3rd - 9th
Include this presentation in your social studies lesson about world flags. Each slide contains a vivid illustration of a flag and its country. The slides are organized in alphabetical order. Designed for an ESL class, the slides would...
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Lesson: Skin Fruit: Ideas of Empathy in Janine Antoni's Work

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Kids get artistic as they explore the impact of art materials, sculpture, and performance. They discuss the work of Janine Antoni and then create a performance piece that reflects social or global issues they feel strongly about. The end...
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Karma Tycoon (Video Game): Running a Nonprofit Unit

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Your class learns to launch and operate a nonprofit, procure funding, manage finances, and help others with this superbly designed unit. Includes well-crafted activities, Internet research, worksheets, vocabulary, and a high-interest...
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The Inca: A Lost Society

For Students 6th - 7th
In this ESL social studies worksheet, students collaborate with classmates to discuss and complete 5 pages of activities pertaining to the ancient civilization of the Incas.
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Jeopardy!

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Another engaging Jeopardy-style game is presented in this PowerPoint. Players choose from the following categories: math, science, social studies, language, and ESL. Some challenging questions are embedded in the game, which should make...
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Thanksgiving Lesson Plan

For Teachers 1st - 4th
A great ESL instructional activity focuses on Thanksgiving, the Pilgrims, and the Mayflower. Printable versions of the Mayflower, a Thanksgiving booklet, a Pilgrim house pattern, and links to other free sites that offer all sorts of...
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Remembrance Day, Lest We Forget

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Have we forgotten? As part of their study of Remembrance Day, class members consider whether countries have kept their promise not to forget and create their own remembrance ceremony.
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Social Studies: School Violence

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the various types of violence and discuss safety issues in their own school. They investigate zero tolerance laws and initiate an anti-bullying campaign on their campus. Students assess various simulations to determine...
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European Explorer Poem : Social Studies, Art, Language Arts

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders 'draw' a European Explorer from a hat, research this person and write a poem which describes the characteristics of a the Explorer.
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Patriotic Songs - Social Studies Lesson Plan

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students demonstrate the recognition of patriotic songs and the use persuasive language.
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Teaching Debate to ESL Students

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
Language learners use the debate format to practice formulating, expressing, and defending their ideas. Working in teams, class members develop resolutions, use opinion indicators to express their opinions and reasons, and prepare...
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Chinese New Year—ESL Lesson

For Students 9th - 12th
Language learners read a passage about Chinese New Year celebrations and then complete a series of reading comprehension and grammar exercises based on the passage.
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Newspaper in the Classroom

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Newspapers aren't only for reading—they're for learning skills, too! A journalism unit provides three lessons each for primary, intermediate, and secondary grades. Lessons include objectives, materials, vocabulary, and procedure, and...
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Symbols of Democracy

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Middle schoolers investigate the two major US political parties, their symbols, their history, and their leaders. The project begins with group readings of several articles, progresses to researching a particular party or important...
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ESL Where Are You From Flag Identification Worksheet

For Students 4th - 6th
In this ESL international flag identification activity, learners examine flags from different countries. They answer the question, "Where are you from?" on the blank line next to each flag.
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ESL Merry Christmas Matching Worksheet

For Students 4th - 5th
In this ESL Christmas word matching worksheet, students examine small clip art pictures of items associated with Christmas. They match the pictures to the word or phrase that name them.
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Family Album: ESL, Social Studies, Art, Bookmaking, Literacy

For Teachers K
Students construct a personalized book with their own family members to practice family vocabulary and literacy in English. This activity would benefit any kindergartener; but is especially aimed at the English Learner.
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Immigration in the United States

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore how recent immigration and migration patterns impact social and political issues. They apply affective learning techniques
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Native American Unit

For Teachers 4th - 6th
This is a very well-balanced, comprehensive, and creative three-week unit about Native American history and cultures. Great web links and bibliography.
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Thirteen Original Colonies

For Teachers 5th - 12th
An outstanding lesson on the Thirteen Original Colonies, and the settling of Pennsylvania by William Penn is here for your learners. Valuable discussion takes place regarding how the colonies were settled, and some excellent handouts are...
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Brown v. Board of Education (1954)

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Learners are given an overview of the Supreme Court case Plessy v. Ferguson, the tenets of the Fourteenth Amendment, and the rejection of the "separate but equal" doctrine by Brown v. Board of Education with this worksheet.

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