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Baseball Challenge: Social Studies TCAP
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.
6th Social Studies & History 7 Views 44 Downloads
Math and Social Studies Real- World Investigation- Comparisons
In this real-world investigation math and social studies instructional activity, 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.
6th Math 8 Views 37 Downloads
Social Studies: The United Nations
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.
6th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 15 Downloads
Social Studies: Population Distribution
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.
6th - 8th Language Arts 5 Views 18 Downloads
Social Studies: Symbols of the United States
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.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 17 Downloads
A Social Studies Unit on Sub-Saharan Africa
Young scholars examine the diversity of Sub-Saharan Africa. For 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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 18 Views 73 Downloads
Teaching Human Sexuality in the Social Studies Classroom
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.
9th Health 3 Views 4 Downloads
Social Studies - Guessing Game
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.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 35 Downloads
Social Studies: Bathroom Vandalism
Learners research vandalism of bathrooms in various schools. they survey students, janitors, and school administrators about their views on vandalism and how to prevent it. Learners then develop a plan to solve the graffiti problem and present it to administrators.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Family Social Studies Lesson Plan Week
Students give an oral report about their family through at least 2 generations. For this family history lesson plan, students read stories in class about different families, and discuss their own families by bringing in pictures.
Pre-K - K Social Studies & History 14 Views 72 Downloads