Mission Geography: USA
Students work together to research the culture and history of the United States. They develop a mock family plan and itinerary to highlight interesting sites in the different regions. They show their family plan to the class.
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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
Fruits and Vegetables for Health
Here is a fantastic cross-curricular unit focusing on the production, distribution, and nutritional value of California-grown produce. It includes five lessons covering such topics as dietary guidelines and the food plate, California...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Nelson Mandela, Symbol of Courage
Fifth graders study Nelson Mandela. In this leadership lesson, 5th graders study the life of Nelson Mandela. Throughout their learning, they read biographies on Nelson Mandela, compare their community to those in South Africa, discuss...
5th Social Studies & History
Exploration and Settlement of the American Southwest
Students scrutinize the Zuni Pueblo Revolt in this seven lessons unit on early Spanish explorers in the American southwest. The discovery of the Spanish missions, the search for the seven cities of gold, and particular geological...
3rd Social Studies & History
Civil Rights in America
Civil Rights in America is the theme of this 2014 packet of materials prepared for Florida's Black History Month studies. Class members examine news reports and images of key civil rights leaders and events during the struggle for equal...
K - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable