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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.
In this social studies worksheet, 5th graders answer multiple choice questions about World War II, the transcontinental railroad, slavery, and more. Students complete 25 questions.
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. This would be a fun and interesting way for students to review material. The questions could be altered to meet a teachers' needs.
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.
Students examine the purposes of the United Nations and write brief paragraphs about them. Included is an explanation of why the United States is a member and the benefits it enjoys from membership. Students discuss the importance of the United Nations to all countries.
Students create a population distribution map of Goodland Island indicating where people live by marking the locations with dots. After reading a written description of the island, they write short paragraphs explaining and justifying the distribution.
Students debate policy issues online with students from another school.
Ninth graders examine the social problem of teenage mothers. In groups, they examine the consequences of a teenage pregnancy and how it can be considered a breakdown in family structure. They discuss the physical changes during adolescence and define new vocabulary. To end the lesson, they read an article and make up their own questions to fiction stories and answer them from another point of view.
Students research the political traditions of the United States at the national and state levels. After discussing various symbols, students compose essays about the principles expressed in the Declaration of Independence and Constitution.
Students 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.
Focus on a particular geographic location with this resource. Learners use their social studies textbook to look up information about a specific place. They write down a list of facts and read them to the class. Classmates guess which location is being described.
Students research vandalism of bathrooms in various schools. they survey students, janitors, and school administrators about their views on vandalism and how to prevent it. Students then develop a plan to solve the graffiti problem and present it to administrators.
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.
Second graders read and discuss the book "Jalapeno Bagels" in order to explain the Mexican American culture.
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.
For this social studies graphic organizer worksheet, students respond after a lesson by noting things they found out, interesting things, and questions they still have in the appropriate boxes.
In this social studies worksheet, 5th graders answer multiple choice questions about Abraham Lincoln, the Civil War, and African Americans. Students complete 4 questions.
Students examine past and contemporary family life. Using Venn diagrams, they compare and contrast the two and write short statements about them. Among the areas for consideration are clothing, food, transportation, and traditions.
Students research individuals whose actions were turning points in history. After brainstorming a list of people who impacted various social institutions, they write five-paragraph essays, their essays should include information relevant to the person's contributions to social life.
Students assess the social influence of significant individuals on their communities. After researching the individuals,they prepare and deliver short presentation to the class. Their reports include information the person's background, contributions, and 6