Social Studies Teacher Resources
Find everything your class will need to study complex societies and human interaction throughout world history.
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New Review A Holiday Tradition: Which Christmas Tree Will You Choose?
Different varieties of Christmas trees provide an interesting way to combine social studies, science, math, and technology. Class members not only research the history of the Christmas tree holiday tradition, they compare and contrast different types evergreens, determine the ratio of tree height to shadow length, and plot the growing areas of various varieties.
3rd - 4th Math
New Review EdTech Tuesdays: Inkflow
Notebooks can be so much more than just a packet of paper when working with digital platforms. Jennifer and Rich introduce you to a customizable notebook app for your tablet. They show off some of the unique features of this particular program and provide ideas for how to use it in class.
8 mins Pre-K - Higher Ed 21st Century Skills
Understanding Tiananmen Square
William Bell's Forbidden City is used as the basis of a study of China, Chinese culture and government, and especially of the events in Tiananmen Square in 1989. Class members select a topic for Internet research and then prepare a PowerPoint presentation of their findings.
7th - 12th English Language Arts
Cumulative Review: Chapters 11-15
If you've just covered a lot of territory in your social studies class and need a great cumulative review, look no further. Here is a hand out that includes 71 questions on 10 pages all related to slavery, the Civil War, Westward expansion, and the Mexican American War.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History
The Future of Social Studies Education
Students work in groups of four and complete a roster of their names and personal information and to complete a release form that allows their pictures to be placed online. They then engage in classroom activities while being photographed. They then sit in pairs and take out their concept maps to discuss.
2nd - 4th Social Studies & History
Combine basic mathematics skills with your next social studies lesson. This presentation answers the question, "Where did the Roman Numeral system come from?" It provides a brief history of the Roman Numeric System, demonstrates how to convert Roma Numerals into our Arabic system, then gives learners the chance to practice converting numerals on their own.
6th - 8th Math
Biome Travel Guide
In a perfect marriage of social studies and science, groups work together to research and create a travel guide presentation to share with the class. Not only do kids learn about the climate and geography of a biome, but also the culture, flora, and fauna of the area.
5th - 12th Science
Fable Writing - Interdisciplinary Approach to Social Sciences
Before writing their own fables, class members select an animal or insect to use in their story and research its character, habits, movements, etc. After reading a wide variety of fables and identifying the elements of a fable, writers select a moral and, using their research notes, compose a tale of their own.
3rd - 8th English Language Arts
Political Cartoons from the War of 1812
Long before the advent of Facebook and television, political cartoons were a primary mechanism for influencing public opinion. Support your learners through a thorough analysis process and explore how these cartoons had a profound effect on the American public during the War of 1812.
8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
British Attacks in the Chesapeake during the War of 1812
This is a fun mapping activity that will have your class knowing the ins and outs of the battles in the War of 1812. Your young cartographers will not only plot decisive attacks, but will analyze their purpose, goals, and impact on citizens through answering guided questions.
8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
New Review The Design of Fort McHenry: The Star Fort
What makes an effective fort, and why might a city feel that they need such a structure? Your young historians will explore the purpose and design for Fort McHenry, and build their own models of a fort based on the information they have learned.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
The First Conservationists
Students discover some of the ways Native Americans valued the Earth. Students identify at least two steps taken by Native Americans to protect the Earth and list three ways they take care of the Earth. They create a class book showing how we take care of the Earth, then read it to first and second graders.
3rd - 5th Science
How the Cookie Crumbles?
Students participate in a trust building activity. In this trust building lesson, students discuss the definition of the word "trust." Students understand that by sharing time, talents, and treasures we learn to trust each other. Students create a picture with all hands joined and explain why this shows we trust each other.
K - 2nd Social Studies & History