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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.
Learners synthesize science information on fibers, social studies background on colonial times, and language skills to write a book that provides concrete information and models an authentic purpose for writing.
What Causes Conflicts Among People?
Third graders describe factors that cause conflict. For this social studies lesson students identify the causes of conflict as well as contributions to cooperation among groups. The students recognize that Montana Indigenous tribes make decisions based upon cultures, traditions, and language.
Math and Social Studies Real- World Investigation- Comparisons
For 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.
Graphing the Past Using Today's Technology
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.
Compare And Contrast-- People of Eminence
In this social studies worksheet, students are directed to a Web site to read about famous people. Students choose 2 people and use a Venn diagram to compare and contrast. Students then investigate the difference between being "famous" and being "great" as they contrast 2 other people. Finally students set goals which will help them be more like an admirable person of eminence.
Why Study Economic Downturns?
Research and connect America's current economic downturn with the 1929 Stock Market Crash and the Great Depression.
The Odds of Dying During a Plague
Sixth graders explore plagues in the middle ages. In this social studies lesson, 6th graders examine the impact of deadly plagues on past societies and how the governments were forced to make drastic changes in response to the plagues
Social Studies: Public Goods and Services Map
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.
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.
A Social Studies Unit on Sub-Saharan Africa
Young scholars 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.
Family Social Studies Lesson Plan Week
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.
Social Studies: Area and Population Density
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.
Third Grade Social Studies- Quiz
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.
Social Studies: Campaign Finance Reform
Students develop arguments for and against campaign finance reform, examine federal and state laws that attempt to limit contributions to political candidates, evaluate various plans for campaign finance reform and formulate their own programs.
Philanthropy is Everywhere Lesson 3: Philanthropy "giants"
Students 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 instructional activity. The story presents a problem that needs to be solved. They write a letter to a government official as part of the instructional activity.
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.