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Great Picture Books to Teach Social Studies for Grade K-3

For Teachers K - 3rd
Every class enjoys reading new books at the beginning of a unit. Use this resource to identify a variety of books for kindergarten to third grade that can be used to complement social studies standards. The books can kindle learners'...
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Technology Resources for the Social Studies Classroom

For Teachers Higher Ed
Looking for ways to increase engagement by bringing technology into your elementary social studies class? Teachers are introduced to the technology resources available for social studies and then they show their students specific...
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What Are the Social Studies?

For Teachers Higher Ed
Identify core social studies subjects with adult learners. They will discuss key issues from twentieth century American history and identify key social studies concepts taught at elementary grade levels. They then modify this activity to...
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More Tools for Teaching Social Skills in School

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Put an end to wasted instructional time with this lesson on responsibility and preparedness. After completing this series of activities students will learn the importance of these social skills not only in the classroom, but at home and...
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United States Symbols

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Why is the bald eagle the national bird of the United States? Who built the Statue of Liberty? Where did the stars and stripes on the American flag come from? Elementary learners research prominent American symbols in a social studies...
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Social Studies: Looking at Regions

For Teachers 3rd
Quiz your 3rd graders on why we have regions. This regions quiz includes 16 questions on why and how we group areas into regions based on physical features, culture, politics or religion. A class discussion on technology completes this...
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Architecture: It's Elementary!—Fifth Grade

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Young citizens construct an understanding of urban planning in this cross-curricular unit. Covering every aspect of city development from the political, economic, and social influences to sustainable building practices, this 10-lesson...
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Elementary Keyboarding Activities

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Listen to the sound of children's fingers flying across their keyboards as they perform these fun typing lessons. From creating alphabet books and multimedia presentations to researching presidents and writing class newsletters, numerous...
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Assessment of Social Studies Learning

For Teachers Higher Ed
Identify various methods of assessment utilized in social studies classrooms. You will design non-traditional assessments for use in elementary-level social studies classrooms and discuss what assessment methods may be most appropriate...
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Teaching Strategies for the Social Studies Classroom

For Teachers Higher Ed
Engage your class in a lesson that is concerned with the development of skills in the realm of teaching strategies needed for Social Studies. They will participate in delivering content using several strategies that are demonstrated by...
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Philosophy of Social Studies Education

For Teachers Higher Ed
Learn how to distinguish between curriculum and instruction. Utilize concept mapping strategies to organize a philosophy of elementary social studies education. Your class will be able to explain the process they underwent to organize...
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2nd Grade Social Studies

For Teachers 2nd
Having a basic understanding to how our economy works is a great way to help students understand the world around them. This Social Studies presentation focuses on defining the concepts of trade, goods, service, wants, needs, and...
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Elementary Social Studies Test: Grade 5

For Students 5th
In this social studies test for fifth graders, 5th graders answer comprehensive questions for an end of year assessment. Students answer 50 multiple choice and short answer questions.
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Using Social Studies in Five Shared Reading Lessons: Geography

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
After several short 15-minute mini-lessons, your learners will gain an understanding of the characteristics of a non-fiction text. Using the book Map It by Elspeth Leacock, your class will become acquainted with non-fiction terms such as...
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What Basic Ideas Are in the Preamble to the Constitution?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Introduce young historians to the US Constitution with this upper-elementary social studies instructional activity. Beginning with a general discussion about the role of government in society, young scholars go on to work in small...
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Rainforest (Elementary, Social Studies)

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Explore the rainforest with your class. Learners study the meaning of the word endangered, choose an animal to study, gather data, and discuss why the animal is in danger of extinction. This is a motivating way to have your class discuss...
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Social Studies: Improving Academic Skills

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders play a variation of Bingo to reinforce study skills, time management, and test taking strategies. As the teacher draws key words, they offer brief explanations or descriptions about how the words can be used. As key words...
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Let's Discuss Current Events

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Investigate articles from the daily news and share opinions with classmates. Using current events, learners view a news program without sound and predict what news is being discussed by analyzing the visuals. Then they read news articles...
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State Quizzes-Grades 3-6 State Quiz Elementary Education Lesson Plans

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Here is an interractive, on-line instructional activity which allows learners to test their knowledge of the states. They have the opportunity to take quizzes on any of the 50 states. These quizzes determine the students retention of...
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Anti-Bullying Efforts in the Elementary Classroom

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Help prevent bullying from ever beginning with these simple strategies for implementing class meetings.
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Gold Ore and Smelters

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Young historians travel back through time as they explore Colorado's gold rush in this social studies lesson plan. After reading a first hand account of a woman's experience in a smelting facility, students complete the included graphic...
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Social Studies: Micronesian Art

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Elementary school kids visit the Ethnic Art Center Website and read the Adventure Team's journal entries describing the Ethnographic Center. They discuss the types of Micronesian art and how the art is being lost to tourists and European...
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A Charlie Brown Christmas

For Students 2nd - 6th Standards
Charlie Brown may not feel the Christmas spirit this year, but your elementary students can use the season to practice important cross-curricular skills! A set of worksheets and activities based on A Charlie Brown Christmas guide apply...
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Science - Social Studies Vocabulary (2) Printing Practice

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this printing practice instructional activity, students trace the dots and add letters to 10 words and abbreviations as they print them on elementary lines. They see the words, trace them, and write them independently.

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