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Pupils discover corporations that engage in philanthropy. They identify who the recipients of corporate philanthropy might be, complete worksheets and compile the related data.
Third graders use a hypothetical story in order to create a context for the lesson. The story presents a problem that needs to be solved. They write a letter to a government official as part of the lesson.
Eighth graders should outline section of chapter in Social Studies book on the colonization of America in the early 1600?s. It should include events in a chronological order with reasons why these changes and events took place. They then invent a character that lives in England or the Netherlands and is moving to America.
Third graders explore the concept of communities.  In this community lesson, 3rd graders discover the meanings of community and opportunity.  Students work in collaborative groups to create sentences using these terms. 
In this lesson, North Carolina Salt Dough Map, 4th graders create a salt dough map of North Carolina, Students use dough to form the shape of the state of North Carolina. Students label the three regions of North Carolina and all of the major rivers, lakes, other important landmarks, and the surrounding states and the Atlantic Ocean. This lesson is a great extension to a unit on North Carolina and its regions.
In this social studies worksheet, 4th graders complete multiple choice questions about the climate, landforms, regions, government, and more. Students complete 25 multiple choice questions.
In this social studies worksheet, 4th graders answer multiple choice questions about George Washington, early America, natural resources, and more. Students complete 8 questions.
In this social studies worksheet, 4th graders complete multiple choice questions about the Constitution, natural resources, economics, and more. Students complete 25 multiple choice questions.
Students 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.
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.
Learners examine the diversity of Sub-Saharan Africa. In this geography lesson plan, students identify day-to-day responsibilities/roles of African youth, compare rural and urban lifestyles in Africa, and compare daily life for adolescents in Africa with daily life in the U.S.
Fourth graders study the Civil War and Indiana's participation in the war. In groups, they choose a person from the Civil War and create a "bio bottle" of that person. They use fine motor skills to create and dress a model of that person using a bottle as the body and a Styrofoam ball as the head. They present their bio bottle to the rest of the class.
Students give an oral report about their family through at least 2 generations. In this family history lesson plan, students read stories in class about different families, and discuss their own families by bringing in pictures.
Math scholars of many ages examine the concept of population density and then discuss the significance of the population densities of Minnesota and China. They figure the population density of their school.
In this social studies worksheet, students complete a 25 question multiple choice quiz about early American colonial life and the Cherokee and other Native American tribes.
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. They share their research.
You don't need to be a museum curator to bring artifacts into the classroom; part two of a series on approaching social studies as a group of historians.
Eighth graders research statistical data regarding their current social studies unit. They write questions about the measures of central tendency, collect and analyze the data, insert the data into a spreadsheet, and generate graphs.
Students identify methods of utilizing game show strategies to enhance retention of social studies content knowledge. They develop rubrics for evaluating the quality of elementary-level social studies assessments. They discuss the costs and benefits of including portfolio assessment within social studies curriculum and instruction.
Students utilize simulation methods and other teaching strategies within elementary-level social studies classrooms. They identify methods of delivering social studies content that enables learners with special needs to learn from and fully participate in the classroom experience.