Learners engage in a lesson designed to improve relations among students. They play 'Inner-Outer Circle.' Many of these activities can be refined to be used as mastery-learning activities when content is inserted into their structure.
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Cumulative Review: Social Studies
Have you just finished teaching chapters 1-5 of your social studies book and are ready to test your class? If so, you are in luck! Here is a well-organized cumulative review that covers multiple topics, main ideas, and vocabulary related...
9th - 10th Social Studies & History
“You Better Check Yourself!”: Separation of Powers and Checks and Balances in the US Government
Through role playing as one of the three branches of government regarding a congressional decision made in 2000, learners explore the concept of separation of powers and checks and balances.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
US Constitution Human Scavenger Hunt
Here is a fun way to get your learners moving around the classroom, interacting with their classmates, and summarizing what they know about the United States Constitution! In this human scavenger hunt, your young citizens will find...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Century of Progress: Homework Packet
An entire packet of reading passages, critical thinking questions, graphic organizers, and web links is here for the taking. Here is a 12 page activity focused on document analysis, reading comprehension, and critical thinking, related...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Understanding American Government: The Role of American Government
Why does America have a government and what is its purpose? Kids have these questions answered as they view a slide show describing aspects of US Government and politics. A well-organized resource with clear information regarding the...
9th - 11th Social Studies & History
US Government Review Part 2 - 7 Principles of the Constitution
High school US government class can boggle the mind. Help your class study for the final exam with this video tutorial/ study guide that covers basic topics related to US government, Bill of Rights, the amendments, and branches of...
8 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History
US Government Review Part 1 - 3 Branches of Government
A fun and interesting teacher describes the three branches of the US government. His lecture style and ability to explain with good examples could be a really big help to older students needing a tutorial or extra support in...
10 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Lesson 4: Constitution Principles: Popular Sovereignty and Limited Government
Big questions deserve big answers. What is popular sovereignty, limited government, and citizenship? The class discusses voter apathy and citizenship, writes poems about citizenship, and blogs daily about model citizenship. Handouts...
12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
How State Budgets are Breaking US Schools
Bill Gates delves into the big money world of state budgets in the United States, emphasizing the need for greater scrutiny and developing a deeper understanding of the implications of worsening deficits. Gates incorporates a variety of...
12 mins 11th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable