Social Studies Teacher Resources
Find everything your class will need to study complex societies and human interaction throughout world history.
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The Question of Annexation
Students examine the sequence of events that led up to the annexation of Texas to the United States. They create a timeline of significant events, analyze primary source letters from this time period, and write a letter from the point of...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Understanding Ethnocentrism by Analyzing Map Projections
Students develop their geography skills as they analyze map projections. In this ethnocentrism activity, students participate in a classroom activity that requires them to draw maps and then analyze the projections they created for...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
This exercise on the Constitution requires small groups to design a visual metaphor that expresses the concept behind one of seven principles: popular sovereignty, federalism, republicanism, separation of powers, checks and balances,...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Submarines and Aircraft Carriers: The Science of Nuclear Power
As physics masters view this presentation, they learn how nuclear power is used in submarines. They use Google Maps to plot a course through the ocean and calculate the time required for surfacing and traveling. They learn about fission,...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
The Growth of a Nation
Young historians explore the identity of the early United States in this four-part lesson series. Working in groups of three, students research the political, economic, and cultural atmosphere of each member of the union prior to 1812,...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Eratosthenes: Geographer and Mathematician
Mathematicians can be famous, too! Introduce your class to Eratosthenes with a reading passage. After they complete the passage, learners respond to five questions, some of which require opinions and others reading comprehension skills.
4th - 5th Math CCSS: Designed
Gold Rush Boomtowns
The California Gold Rush sparked many people to try for their fortunes and led to the formation of some well-known California cities. Have your class read about the changes that happened and then respond to the five included questions.
4th - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Advocacy for Green Urbanism
Encourage advocacy and involvement in public policy. The lesson plan described here lays out a detailed plan for creating strong democratic citizens. Class members discuss the different types of citizens, complete two graphic organizers...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
A Cry for Help in Alabama - 1934
New ReviewWhat should be the role of the federal government during an economic crisis? That is the question at the center of this introduction to a study of the New Deal. Class members examine letters to the state government asking for help,...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Location, Location, Location
Why do some places in the world have more people living there than other places? Learn about the ways the countries have formed around natural resources with a reading comprehension activity. After kids read a short passage, they answer...
2nd - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
DVD Lesson Plan: Thirteen Days
Here you'll find a fine teacher reference for presenting the film Thirteen Days, a dramatic interpretation of the Cuban Missile Crisis during the Kennedy administration. It includes a brief description of the film, learning objectives, a...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
How Can We Locate Places?
New ReviewHow can we locate places? Maps, of course! Expose second graders to the tools available in maps and discuss how these tools can help people find locations. Students also look at communities, including what makes a community and the...
2nd Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Social Studies Alive! My Family and School
Students examine family life. In this family life instructional activity, students discover that all families are special. Students discuss how families are different from families in the past. Students create a glyph and discuss the...
K - 1st Social Studies & History