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Teaching Strategies for the Social Studies Classroom
Engage your class in a activity 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 16 Views 28 Downloads
Teaching Elementary School Social Studies
Students identify possible social studies themes that can come from the video, "Voyage of Discovery". They list the five themes of geography. They develop elementary-level interdisciplinary unit plans for social study content. They identify elementary level social studies themes.
Higher Ed Social Studies & History 4 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 2 Downloads
Teaching Elementary School Social Studies
Students explore numerous instructional materials that may be used in an elementary social studies classroom. After analyzing each type of material, they discuss and make informed decisions concerning the quality and use of the material. Finally, students design learning centers for elementary social studies classrooms.
Higher Ed 21st Century Skills 3 Views 4 Downloads
Social Studies: International Food Fair
Students identify activities that promote social studies education and enjoy an international food tasting session. On food item sheets, they write the origins of the various food items. On a laminated world map, each cook circles the country where their recipe originated.
Higher Ed Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
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 8 Views 8 Downloads
Freedoms We Enjoy
Students compare lifestyles of the United States to another foreign country. In this social studies activity, students use the information they previously researched on the Internet and publish a PowerPoint presentation to illustrate their findings.
6th - 9th Social Studies & History 14 Views 36 Downloads
Table Top Communities
Students explore communities. In this community social studies activity, students compare and contrast urban, suburban, and rural communities. Students listen to fiction and non-fiction books, complete Venn Diagrams, and complete worksheets.
1st - 2nd Visual & Performing Arts 31 Views 34 Downloads
Anza and Font in Search of Latitude
This is an integrated lesson that incorporates Social Studies, Science, and Mathematics. In Social Studies, 7th graders complete an online interview and complete an online worksheet about latitude of sites on the Anza trail. In Science they measure angles of elevation and have a Moon Party.
7th Science 3 Views 6 Downloads
Water Resources and the Role of the Independent Sector
Young scholars explore how water conservation is influenced by the four sectors of economy. In this social studies economics lesson, students brainstorm problems and solutions related to water conservation. Collages are created to represent how government, industry and business, non-profit organizations, and family units affect water use.
4th - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
A Great Place To Live
Third graders explore U.S. geography by creating a written document in class. In this travel brochure instructional activity, 3rd graders identify interesting locations within a specific state and discuss in which city they would prefer to live.
3rd Visual & Performing Arts 10 Views 38 Downloads
How a Bill Becomes a Law: The Process of Legislation.
High schoolers investigate how legislation works. In the Social Studies lesson, the students will explore vocabularies that are essential to the lesson. Then the high schoolers will be broken up into groups of 4-8. They will be given 4 different tasks that must be completed, online and with the TI calculator.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 56 Downloads
Interdisciplinary Unit Planning II
Students create playground maps and identify means of using these maps to enhance social studies learning of elementary students. They develop elementary-level interdisciplinary unit plans using social studies content for the primary unit theme.
Higher Ed Social Studies & History 3 Views 9 Downloads
Social Studies: Public Goods and Services Map
Learners discuss physical and human characteristics and list examples. After identifying government goods and services provided to the community, they locate examples of each located near their school. Based on their discoveries, students chart them on a map drawing icons or pictures to identify those characteristics and government-provided goods and services.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 18 Downloads
The ABCs of Canada: Social Studies 16 Students Teach Grade 2
Have your high schoolers learn about Canada with this resource. Learners design an activity booklet, including a map, for use with second graders learning about Canada. They become mentors for the younger learners and explore the topic as a group.
9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 5 Views 28 Downloads
Crisis in Darfur
High school social studies teachers addressing the crisis in Darfur could use elements of this plan to increase social studies vocabulary and research skills. It includes a page of lecture/discussion notes, instructions for creating higher-level questions, and a DBQ essay assignment.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 41 Downloads
Students engage in a lesson plan that is concerned with the steps needed to put together a teaching portfolio. They collect artifacts to accompany the portfolio and then present them as a part of a cumulative project grade. Some students may choose to review the portfolio before final presentation.
Higher Ed Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download