The People and Places Around Us
Students investigate the different kinds of habitats for humans, animals, and things. They illustrate the interior and exterior views of their homes. Finally they create a map key and a block map of their school neighborhood.
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We the Students
Establish justice and tranquility in the classroom with this primary grade lesson on the US Constitution. Beginning with a discussion about the importance of rules and a class reading of a children's book on the Constitution, young...
5 mins K - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Ordinary People; Extraordinary Impact
Everyone can make a difference. Learners read Ordinary Mary's Extraordinary deed and discuss the story's impact. Learners write affirmations for other classmates and share them aloud. We're all people, but what makes us extraordinary?...
1st - 6th Social Studies & History
How Can We Locate Places?
How can we locate places? Maps, of course! Expose second graders to the tools available in maps and discuss how these tools can help people find locations. Students also look at communities, including what makes a community and the...
2nd Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Orb and Effy Learn About Authority
Simplify the teaching of the US Constitution with this primary grade social studies lesson. While reading a fun story about an imaginary place called Bubble Land, children learn about the concept of authority and the importance of rules...
K - 2nd Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Pilgrims: Alliance with Massasoit’s People and the First Thanksgiving
Is the story of the First Thanksgiving actually all it's said to have been? Watch a video that sheds light on the event, who Samoset and Massasoit were, and what the First Thanksgiving was really all about.
5 mins 2nd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson 3 : Important People and Places In Our Community
Students discuss important people and places in their community. In this community lesson, students brainstorm together and create a web that shows the important places and people. They choose one important place to draw and write about...
1st - 2nd Social Studies & History
Angry Words: What Goes Around Comes Around
Students examine how angry words can effect the people and environment around them and identify ways to cope with angry feelings. They listen to the book Andrew's Angry Words by Dorothea Lachner, and participate in a simulation of how...
K - 5th Social Studies & History