Families are Special
First graders are instructed throughout the social studies family unit that the concept of "family" has numerous interpretations. An activity incorporated in this unit involves using Kid Pix Studio.
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Veteran's Day—Honoring All That Served
Looking for ideas on ways to recognize Veteran's Day? Check out this 92-page packet that includes exercises designed for all grade levels. Reading passages detail the history of the holiday, research projects get individuals involved in...
Pre-K - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Holi, Easter, Fassika, Sham El Nessim, and Earth Day are all springtime events that celebrate renewal and hope. Explore how different cultures celebrate the spring season with a three-step lesson plan that incorporates research, social...
1st - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Using Connecting Themes in First Grade Social Studies
Foster contributing members of society with a social studies unit focused on five aspects of community. First graders discuss themes of culture, groups, location, scarcity, and change with discussion questions and activities about...
1st - 3rd Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Kung-hsi Fa-ts' ai! – A Chinese New Year Celebration
Looking for ideas for your Lunar New Year celebration? Check out an interdisciplinary unit of study that includes lessons in counting, calligraphy, culture, geography, literature, art, and music. Kung-hsi Fa-ts' ai! (May you become rich!)
K - 10th Social Studies & History
Winter Break Survival Kit
Help parents and children survive the long winter break with this collection of fun activities. Offering suggestions for volunteering during the holidays and making family New Year's resolutions, as well as a variety of crafts and games,...
Pre-K - 5th Social Studies & History
Social Studies Alive! My Family and School
Students examine family life. In this family life lesson, 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 meanings of the...
K - 1st Social Studies & History
Children and Families in North Carolina
Students examine children and families of North Carolina. For this past and present lesson, students view pictures of families from the past and present. Students note the similarities and differences and record them on a Venn diagram.
K - 2nd Social Studies & History