Social Studies Teacher Resources
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Solar Energy in New York
Middle schoolers examine a variety of information for New York State including insolation data, and economic or political data, thus incorporating both science and social studies. Encouraging learners to become concerned citizens as they enter the adult world, they get to consider whether or not increasing the amount of surface area devoted to photovoltaic system is a wise investment.
6th - 8th Science 16 Views 17 Downloads
Compare And Contrast-- People of Eminence
In this social studies activity, learners are directed to a Web site to read about famous people. Students choose 2 people and use a Venn diagram to compare and contrast. Learners then investigate the difference between being "famous" and being "great" as they contrast 2 other people.
5th - 6th Language Arts 20 Views 104 Downloads
Checks and Balances: Safe Harbor
Train young political analysts by following the plans outlined here. After reviewing the three branches of the government, small groups analyze the Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act of 2004, identify instances of checks and balances, and write their own bill about public policy and media.
6th - 8th Language Arts 64 Views 95 Downloads CCSS: Designed
"Promises Denied," the second lesson in a unit that asks learners to consider the responsibilities individuals have to uphold human rights, looks at documents that illustrate the difficulty the US has had trying to live up to the ideals set forth in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 14 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Was the War of 1812 Our Second War of Independence?
Though it occurred almost 40 years later, could the United States have been fighting for their independence again in the War of 1812? Using appropriate primary source material from each of the two wars, compare and contrast the situation that American citizens found themselves in, making connections and drawing parallels through inquiry and discussion.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History 87 Views 61 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Dulce et Decorum est by Wilfred Owen
It is entirely fitting and proper that Wilfred Owen’s powerful “Dulce et Decorum Est” is the poem used for an exercise in close reading, discussion, analysis, and argumentative writing. Class members discuss focus questions in pairs, small groups, and then with the whole class before working individually to write an essay in response to the provided question.
7th - 9th Language Arts 18 Views 18 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review Gold Ore and Smelters
Young historians travel back through time as they explore Colorado's gold rush in this social studies lesson plan. After reading a first hand account of a woman's experience in a smelting facility, students complete the included graphic organizer as they determine the sequence of events involved in processing ore into beautiful gold bricks.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 17 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 45 Views 30 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 22 Views 10 Downloads
Privateers in the War of 1812: Soldiers or Thieves?
Do governments have the right to authorize individuals to perform illegal acts during times of war? Did the US government really employ pirates? Use the War of 1812 as your vessel to answering these questions through class discussion and close analysis of primary source documents.
8th Social Studies & History 22 Views 16 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 17 Views 30 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 13 Views 43 Downloads
History Through the Spyglass: Developing Research Skills for Social Studies
Research everyday life of people living in British North America in the mid 1800s. Use this British North America history instructional activity to have students discuss resources to use for researching history. They will read about the Hensley Horror, complete an analysis sheet for primary and secondary sources, and a photograph analysis sheet.
8th Language Arts 9 Views 48 Downloads
Baseball Challenge: Social Studies TCAP
Using a baseball theme, this presentation provides a review of social studies topics covered in sixth grade. Students play a game in which they score based on the answers to various questions involving Ancient Rome, Ancient Greece, map skills, and more.
6th Social Studies & History 16 Views 46 Downloads
Math and Social Studies Real- World Investigation- Comparisons
In this real-world investigation math and social studies worksheet, 6th graders use the internet to research world records such as the world's largest pumpkin or smallest insect. They write a description of three interesting facts about the unusual records which include comparisons.
6th Math 16 Views 39 Downloads