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Extremely throrough and informative, this presentation details many aspects of European geography and demographics, including natural resources, climate, topography, and population distribution. This slideshow would be an excellent companion to a unit about Europe, either in relevant pieces or in its entirety. Bright maps and easy-to-read statistics make this presentation a real find for a social studies teacher.
For this lesson, North Carolina Salt Dough Map, 4th graders create a salt dough map of North Carolina, Students use dough to form the shape of the state of North Carolina. Students label the three regions of North Carolina and all of the major rivers, lakes, other important landmarks, and the surrounding states and the Atlantic Ocean. This lesson is a great extension to a unit on North Carolina and its regions.
Expand readers' study of character with Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach and connect it to social studies curriculum by analyzing James as a world explorer. Readers create a character cluster (model attached) of James by citing direct and indirect characterization. They then draft an adventure "sequel" describing an expedition from your school.
First graders read a story and locate where the countries in the story are located. In this traditions lesson plan, 1st graders explore food dishes from different countries and discuss where they are located. Students tell their favorite family traditions and favorite family recipes. Students chart the food dishes in the story.
Sixth graders locate and identify the major bodies of water and waterways in the United States. Through a simulation activity, they describe how early explorers would have described their surroundings. Working in groups, they create their own continent and describe the bodies of water that may be on their land.