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Students search for examples of social science in and around their school. They create a Social Science scrapbook of the eight social sciences, that includes news articles and summaries that focus on each social science area.
Active Citizenship Today (ACT) is a "unique social studies service learning program" that requires students to learn about the public policy associated with community issues they identify in their local community. This web site provides a step-by-step guide to implementing ACT with your students. The process involves selecting a local problem they want to address, researching the problem more thoroughly, conducting research on the related public policy, designing and implementing the project, and reflecting on and evaluating the process. This resource is excellent for those who decide to pursue such a valuable undertaking.
Help middle schoolers conduct Internet research and develop a working definition for the discipline of social studies. From a list of websites, they develop classification skills and differentiate between primary and secondary sources. Following a visit to the American Museum of Natural History, they work in groups to create dioramas based on their observations.
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.
There are great social studies lesson plans that can help students make historical connections to science.
Here are some top social studies lesson plans and activities which present concepts in a memorable fashion.
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.
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. While this resource is designed for student teachers, it still has great ideas for veteran teachers as well.
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.
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.
Students engage in a lesson that is concerned with the development of skills needed for the teaching of Social Studies. They conduct research using a variety of resources. The information is used to solidify the importance of professionalism needed in the realm of teaching.
Students begin the very first day of class with a reminder of the ways we use social studies skill for everyday tasks.
Students work in groups of four and complete a roster of their names and personal information and to complete a release form that allows their pictures to be placed online. They then engage in classroom activities while being photographed. They then sit in pairs and take out their concept maps to discuss.
In this online interactive social studies worksheet, students answer 12 multiple choice questions regarding general social studies concepts. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
In this social studies instructional activity, students complete a 25 question multiple choice quiz about early American colonial life and the Cherokee and other Native American tribes.
For this social studies essay worksheet, students follow the provided steps listed in the graphic organizer to write their own social studies essays. Students also read a sample essay about the U.S. government.
In this grade 5 social studies worksheet, 5th graders complete a set of 17 multiple choice questions about a variety of topics. An answer key is included.
In this social studies word search, students identify twenty five words related to the Constitution in a word search. Examples include: preside, Anti-Federalist, and senate.
In this grade 5 social studies worksheet, 5th graders complete a set of 11 questions about a variety of 5th grade concepts. An answer key is included.
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.