Social Studies Teacher Resources
Find everything your class will need to study complex societies and human interaction throughout world history.
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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 8 Views 36 Downloads
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 24 Views 17 Downloads
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 Language Arts 8 Views 185 Downloads
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 43 Views 43 Downloads 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 21 Views 14 Downloads 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 7 Views 2 Downloads 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 10 Views 41 Downloads
FREEDOMS WE ENJOY
Students use electronic media to prepare and present a comparison between the lifestyles of the United States and a selected foreign country. Economic conditions, human-environment interaction and human rights be compared and contrasted.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 9 Views 22 Downloads
How the Cookie Crumbles?
Young scholars participate in a trust building activity. For this trust building lesson, students discuss the definition of the word "trust." Young scholars understand that by sharing time, talents, and treasures we learn to trust each other.
K - 2nd Social Studies & History 11 Views 24 Downloads
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.
8th Math 13 Views 49 Downloads
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.
Higher Ed Social Studies & History 17 Views 8 Downloads
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.
Higher Ed Social Studies & History 25 Views 10 Downloads
The Odds of Dying During a Plague
Sixth graders explore plagues in the middle ages. For 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
6th Social Studies & History 22 Views 81 Downloads
Emerging environmentalists work in groups and pretend that each is a power company generating electricity for a community. They consider the costs of building a renewable electricity generator that will increasingly replace generating electricity via the original conventional methods.
9th - 12th Science 6 Views 4 Downloads
Jimmy Carter: Civic Action, Lesson 1
Inspired by the humanitarian work of President Jimmy Carter after he left office, high schoolers explore the history of civic action in the United States and generate ideas about problems at the local, national, and international levels. A pair of texts about philanthropy and civic responsibility, attached, are assigned each to half the class for outside reading in preparation for the next class.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 35 Downloads
Learning from the Past: A New Approach
Young scholars research nonprofit organizations. As they research, they learn how those living in the colonial period formed community organizations to provide for the common good of their society. Each pupil chooses one organization to research and presents his findings in an oral report.
3rd - 5th 21st Century Skills 9 Views 144 Downloads
Fame, Fortune, and Philanthropy
With your middle schoolers, develop concepts such as philanthropy, civic responsibility, community service, and common good. Discuss famous philanthropists and what we can each give of our time, talent and treasure to better our communities.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 13 Views 36 Downloads