The Great Kapok Tree: A Social Studies Lesson
Students examine how plants, animals and people need each other in order to survive. They simulate an ecosystem in a food web and role play certain animals or plants. They answer questions about their simulation to finish the lesson.
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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
Idea Book – For Creating Lessons and Units About American Indians
Augment a unit on the traditions and legacies of Native Americans with an informational packet. With pages that detail the tribal origins of commonly used words, a list of ways that Native American customs influenced American democracy,...
2nd - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
How Do We Honor Our Country?
With this 85-slide presentation, you can offer pupils a broad overview of the history of the United States, as well as key vocabulary words and concepts for celebrating and honoring the country. An excellent supplement to any social...
1st - 2nd Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Mummies in the Morning Egyptian pyramids, hieroglyphics
Visit the Magic Treehouse and take your class on a trip through time with a reading of the children's book Mummies in the Morning. Using the story to spark an investigation into Egyptian culture, this literature unit engages...
3 mins 1st - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Grade 1 Literacy in Social Studies: My Informational Report About Community Workers
Get ready to teach a unit about community workers that uses Common Core literacy standards as a way to connect language arts and social studies. The packet is printable and contains teaching strategies, scripted activities, and...
1st Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Famous American Research Project
Designed specifically for lower elementary pupils, this is a great biographical research project in which students research a famous American, and then design creative poster boards to help them "become" the famous American they have...
2nd - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Chocolate Taste-Testing: Introduction to Loco for Cocoa
Is the price of chocolate a good indicator of taste? Your learners will approach this question through experimentation and analysis, and will then delve into the rich history and complexity of cacao and chocolate.
1st - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Symbols in My Eyes
Explore the hidden meanings behind the images on US currency with this elementary school activity on symbolism. Starting with a class discussion about symbols, children go on to brainstorm different objects that represent the Unites...
K - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Orb and Effy Learn About Authority
Simplify the teaching of the US Constitution with this primary grade social studies activity. While reading a fun story about an imaginary place called Bubble Land, children learn about the concept of authority and the importance of...
K - 2nd Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable