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Tenth graders discuss the events leading up to antisemitic behavior in Europe during World War II. Through various activities, 10th graders acquaint themselves with the political ideology of Nazism and assess responsibility for the Holocaust. Materials to complete this unit are included.
Connect social studies and language arts using this resource. After studying root words, have learners locate five words from their social studies book that have a prefix, suffix, or root word. This puts a new twist on practicing basic skills! It can be used as a type of game for any content matter, be it science, math, or history. Handout attached.
Visit the Nebraska Studies website to learn more about pioneer women. Middle schoolers read information about homesteading while at the computer lab. They discuss their reading and complete a Document Analysis Worksheet. Additionally, they examine photographs and discuss information they can infer from them. This research activity would be a good opportunity to teach textual evidence and supporting detail.
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. Great for student teachers. Note: Links are included.
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' interest. This is great resource that includes activity suggestions.