Elementary Social Studies Teacher Resources
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Philosophy of Social Studies Education
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 their information and to identify their categorical headings.
Higher Ed Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
Teaching Elementary Social Studies: Lesson Presentations
Students demonstrate the cumulative knowledge while practicing the skills of lesson delivery for Elementary Social Studies. They set up for the lesson and then teach it to professional peers. They are assessed by the professor for the teaching.
Higher Ed Social Studies & History 9 Views 8 Downloads
The Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln
"The Gettysburg Address" is the basis of a series of activities that not only model for learners how to conduct a close reading of a text, but also how a close reading can help them comprehend a difficult text. The detailed, step-by-step plan includes an appendix of supplemental activities, other versions of the speech, a vocabulary list, and guiding questions with instructional commentary.
8th - 10th Language Arts 27 Views 17 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Technology Resources for the Social Studies Classroom
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 strategies for using technology in a variety of contexts.
Higher Ed Social Studies & History 10 Views 35 Downloads
Lesson 2-Groups I Belong To
Second graders complete a web organizer that identifies groups I belong to, my family, my school and other groups. They describe differences among the groups and how they help each other. In addition, they present in front of the class their web organizers.
2nd Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Lesson Planning For The Social Studies Classroom
Students engage in a lesson that is concerned with the concepts related to writing lesson plans for the elementary Social Studies class. They are introduced to the lesson planning template and create an initial lesson. Then students attempt to focus the plan around a set academic standard.
Higher Ed Social Studies & History 21 Views 25 Downloads
A Close Reading of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address
An incredibly detailed and focused resource, this cross-curricular unit uses text dependent questions, primary sources, and close reading to help readers interpret and analyze the content and structure of Abraham Lincoln's "Gettysburg Address.
8th - 10th Social Studies & History 103 Views 282 Downloads CCSS: Designed
What Are the Social Studies?
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 work with elementary social studies students.
Higher Ed Social Studies & History 19 Views 52 Downloads
Natural Features of Our Community
Second graders read about and discuss natural features of communities. They listen to a guest speaker, such as a park ranger to expand their knowledge of natural features. They go on a field trip, if possible, to a local zoo or botanical garden and take notes during the trip.
2nd Social Studies & History 4 Views 35 Downloads
"The Big Lie" Response Journal
Eighth graders utilize a variety of reading and writing skills in completing social studies activities on "The Big Lie." students express their understanding of right and wrong actions based on the characters through a personal response journal.
8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 8 Downloads
Childhood Development and the Social Studies
Students complete the Know and Want to Know columns of a K-W-L worksheet about elementary aged children. They develop instructional methods for use in elementary social studies classroom that would increase content knowledge. They modify game strategies for use in reviewing social studies content.
Higher Ed Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
Lesson 8-The Changing Environment: Good or Bad?
Second graders, after listening to "A River Ran Wild," explore all the ways the natural environment has changed and how it affects the community and the people who reside within it. They collect data by interviewing a community member, taking a neighborhood walk, and view maps and photographs.
2nd Social Studies & History 3 Views 16 Downloads
Where Am I?
Second graders listen to a Japanese folk tale called "The Traveling Frogs". They role play the story using puppets or costumes. They locate Japan on a map and discuss several geography topics. They independently write about ways they could gather information about their community and the geography of their area.
2nd Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
Alike and Different
Second graders listen to a book about how farms feed the world. They discuss elements of rural life. They listen to a story about the suburbs and discuss elements specific to a suburban community. They listen to a story about city life and discuss the elements of living in a city.
2nd Social Studies & History 5 Views 40 Downloads
Increasing Multicultural Understanding Through Folk Literature
Students read folktales from around the world comparing two of them using a computer generated Venn diagram. They create a game based on a folktale and use software to create a listening library of folktales.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 4 Views 7 Downloads
Students participate in various social studies activities in correlation to William Shakespeare's Macbeth. In this Macbeth lesson, students study maps of Scotland, England, and Norway to identify locations mentioned in Macbeth.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads