Social Studies Teacher Resources
Find everything your class will need to study complex societies and human interaction throughout world history.
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Service Learning in the Social Studies
Active Citizenship Today (ACT) is a "unique social studies service learning program" that requires young scholars 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.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 54 Views 73 Downloads
Social Studies Wonders: An Exploration
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.
6th - 7th Language Arts 68 Views 126 Downloads
Great Picture Books to Teach Social Studies for Grade K-3
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.
K - 3rd Social Studies & History 135 Views 433 Downloads
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 36 Views 54 Downloads
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 25 Views 40 Downloads
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 14 Views 9 Downloads
Teaching Strategies for the Social Studies Classroom
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 the teacher.
Higher Ed Social Studies & History 30 Views 30 Downloads
Should Video Games be Regulated?
Persuade your pupils to take a stance on a variety of issues. Warm up with an activity that has class members walk to a yes or no sign based on their opinion. They then fill out a graphic organizer with persuasive arguments. After they are done practicing, writers evaluate information about video games, compose persuasive letters, and send final drafts of their letters to government officials.
6th - 8th Language Arts 47 Views 81 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Social Studies: Essay Outline
Here is a resource intended for a social studies class, but great no matter the subject. It's a complete outline for an essay. It includes space to write ideas related to the thesis, supporting details, transition sentences and words, and concluding statements.
7th - 12th Language Arts 33 Views 137 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Should America Have Gone to War in 1812?
Using an incredibly engaging activity and detailed lesson plan, your learners will serve as advisors to President Madison on whether to participate in what would become the War of 1812! Utilize a variety of effective instructional strategies to acquaint your class with the causes of the war.
8th Social Studies & History 133 Views 113 Downloads CCSS: Designed
History of the Star Spangled Banner
We have all heard the "Star Spangled Banner" at many points in our lives, but how often do we take the time to truly understand what the words of the national anthem mean to Americans? Don't miss this opportunity to examine the lyrics and explore the history behind an important piece of national heritage with your class.
8th Social Studies & History 85 Views 62 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review CCSS Unpacked Learning Targets for Reading and Writing History/Social Studies
How do all the lessons and activities you have planned for your class align to Common Core State Standards? This can feel like a very daunting question. Help ease the process by referencing a template that not only lists and organizes both the writing and reading standards associated with your subject, but that also unpacks each of the standards into more manageable and direct objectives.
6th - 12th Classroom Support 27 Views 13 Downloads
Baltimore – Caught in the Middle
Choosing sides is no easy matter, and this was certainly true for the citizens of Baltimore in the beginning stages of the Civil War. Using video, group analysis of several primary sources, and discussion, this detailed and thorough lesson plan will really get your class thinking about the divided loyalties that existed during the war, as well as some of the difficult choices that Abraham Lincoln was forced to make.
8th Social Studies & History 43 Views 34 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Marshall Plan: Convince the American People
This is an excellent resource for US history classes, especially AP history. After learning some background on the Marshall Plan, the class, divided into two groups, researches opposing positions on this aid program. Groups read and analyze primary and secondary sources at school and home.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 21 Views 19 Downloads CCSS: Designed
A Just War or Just a War?
What, if anything, makes a war "just"? This is an interesting and important question to explore with your class, and you can utilize an excellent lesson plan to support your group inquiry. The American Revolution and the War of 1812 are focus subjects in this investigation into the concept and justification behind war as a whole.
8th Social Studies & History 76 Views 59 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Citizens For and Against the War of 1812
Use this exceptional resource to examine the discourse and debate that occurred at the start of the War of 1812 with your class. Learners will first consider their own position on the war in a silent journal writing activity. Then after consulting primary source documents through guided instruction, independent practice, and working in pairs, your class will come together to summarize source material and construct an informed argument on the issue.
8th Social Studies & History 47 Views 38 Downloads CCSS: Designed