Geography Game - Educated Guess
Students participate in a geography game that involves teams creating clues about a secret location. They select a location, develop the clues, and take turns solving the clues written by the other teams.
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Creating a Civil War Board Game
Young historians demonstrate creativity and critical thinking skills in a project about the Civil War. Working in partners or groups, they design a board game that reviews information from the war, including causes of the war and...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Supreme Decision
Does a school's rule against band t-shirts violate the First Amendment's right to freedom of speech and expression? To gain a deeper understanding of the First Amendment and of protected and unprotected speech, class members play an...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Mapping the Americas
Celebrate the geography of the Americas and develop map skills through a series of activities focused on the Western Hemisphere. Learners study everything from earthquakes and volcanoes of the Americas and the relationship between...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Africa: Interpreting Physical Maps
Get young cartographers looking at population densities in Africa. As they look at the continent, learners examine human features of particular regions in a physical map. They use clues about the geography of Africa to determine how the...
7th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Oh, the Places You'll Go!
Students read about and discuss the fifty-three recommended travel destinations for 2008 from the Travel section of The New York Times. They list three places they would each like to visit, read and discuss the news article, and create...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
Guess That Spice
From medical treatments to cooking, people have been using herbs and spices for thousands of years. Perform a blind smell test of household herbs and spices to engage students in learning about ancient spice trading. Research the history...
1st - 7th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable