Category Archives : SOCIAL STUDIES LESSONS


November Teacher Talk

Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

It’s November Teacher Talk Time…..Can you believe that Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away. Time sure flies.  We have so many great tips and ideas for you from awesome educators. Be sure to take a look at what everyone has to say.

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Politics, Elections & Voting, Oh My!
By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

We educators, need to have faith that students care enough about our democracy to become voices of change.
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Holiday Self Care
By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning

My message today is about some ways that you might consider in taking care of yourself during these always fast paced couple of months ahead.
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It Depends on the Angle – Complimentary and Supplementary Angles
By Vicky Rauch of Scipi

Since most students are visual learners, I try to visually help them remember definitions. This is how I visually taught them the difference between complementary and 
supplementary angles.
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Why Does U Always Follow Q in English Spelling?
By Gini Musmanno of Reading Spotlight

Have you ever wondered why the letter U always follows Q in English spelling? Here’s the answer.
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Do You Know These Top 5 Core 2-Word Phrases?
By Susan Berkowitz of Susan Berkowitz

Far too many students never make it to the symbol sequencing stage of AAC use. Whether because of presumed lack of potential or lack of knowledge about how to move students along beyond single words, we end up with many AAC users who are not communicating as competently as they could – and need.

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Avoid Comparing Adjectives That Are Absolute
By Charlene Tess of Charlene Tess

Something can be unique, but not more unique.
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Free Art DecoChristmas Tree Coloring Pages to Support St Jude’s Childrens Hospital
By Margo Gentile of Margo Gentile

Get some free “Art Deco” Christmas coloring pages with links to powerpoint tutorials showing how to make Christmas graphics using basic shapes. 
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Five Tips for Teaching Literary Analysis Writing in Grades 5-8
By Marcy Howe of It’s a Teacher Thing

Learn five practical tips for teaching one of the most challenging genres in writing.
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Preserving History
By Kathie Yonemura of Tried and True Teaching Tools

History books (& Hollywood) have often depicted Native Americans in very stereotypical and often degrading roles. Researching and creating scrapbooks of California tribes highlights the important relationship between the regions and natural resources, dependence on the land, as well as their beliefs.
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Reasoning with Evidence & Persuasive Thinking
By Tracy Willis of Wild Child Designs

 

Raise your hand if you wish your students would support their thinking with evidence! Visible thinking’s Claim-Support-Question is a great way to build your students’ capacity. This post explores how reasoning with evidence can flow across your curriculum with one BIG thinking routine!
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FREE SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON – “Community Helpers Book”

by My Happy Place

Kindergarten – 1st Grade

 

 

This is a free, two page sample from my Money Matters: Interactive Economics Folder for Kindergarten and First Grade.

This sample is a cut and glue book for students to learn about service providers in their community.

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FREE SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON – “Maps – World Maps – Puzzles”

by Nikole T

Pre-Kindergarten – 9th Grade

 

 

World Maps – Puzzles
-NORTH AMERIKA
-SOUTH AMERIKA
-EUROPE
-AFRICA
-ASIA
-AUSTRALIA
This is a set of 30 individual files. All files are PDF.
I’ve given you 5 slides to look at in the Download Preview
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EUROPE 1- PowerPoint presentation (59 Slides)
 North America- South America- 5PowerPoint presentation
 AFRICA- EUROPE- 3 PowerPoint presentation (200 Slides) A>
 8 PowerPoint Presentation- SOLAR SYSTEM- The SUN- 7 WONDERS- DESERTS-EXPLORERS..
-Solar System / 3 in 1 / 
-THE SUN- Solar eclipse 
 North America- South America- 5PowerPoint presentation
-Structure of the Earth. Geosphere
– Seven Wonders of the World
– Deserts- Sahara, Gobi, Great Victoria, Patagonian, Great Basin
– Africa- North Africa, Western Africa PowerPoint
– Africa- Central Africa, Eastern Africa, Southern Africa
– COLD DESERTS- FREE 
 World of Waterfalls- PowerPoint Presentation
 Great Explorers- slide show- Magellan, Copernicus, Bruno, Galilei, Kepler
 EUROPE- Most beautiful cities in Europe- Slide show 
-The Moon- Lunar phase, Apollo 11 
 Landforms of the Earth- Interactive PowerPoint- quiz

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 Addition and Subtraction III- slide show
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 Shapes – Identify circles, squares, triangles and rectangles
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 Positions- Inside and outside, left and right…..
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 Color By Addition and Subtraction
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 Multiplication and Division- 8- PowerPoint presentation
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– SEASONS- 4- slide show 
 Easter eggs- Spring- puzzle- Clip Art
 Spring Flowers – Writing paper- Frames
– Flowers and butterflies
– Flowers and butterflies 2 
– POLAR ANIMALS – slide show 
 Butterflies- Drawing lessons- slide show; Clip Art
 SPRING- Labels- Clip Art- Personal or Commercial Use
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 Flowers- Spring- Clip Art- Personal or Commercial Use
 Spring- the sun, cloud- Clip Art- Personal or Commercial Use
 Butterflies- Spring- Clip Art- Personal or Commercial Use
 Seasons- Months- Days of the week- Program- Clip art
 Spring- Birds- Ribbons- Hearts- Clip Art- Personal or Commercial Use
 SPRING FLOWERS- 21 slide PowerPoint presentation
 Free Animated Pictures- Spring- Clip Art 
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FREE SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON – “Petroglyphs Photographs”

by UtahRoots

4th – 12th Grade

 

 

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FREE SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON – “The Sociological Imagination Activity”

by Leah Cleary

9th – 12th Grade

 

 

Use this hands-on activity to introduce the concept of The Sociological Imagination to your students. There are three foldable graphic organizers, an answer key, and an implementation page. This is part of my Sociological Perspectives Interactive Notebook Bundle(a complete unit).

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This is also a part of my first Sociology Interactive Notebook The Sociological Perspective

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FREE SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON – “Continents Research Pennants”

by Tied 2 Teaching

2nd – 5th Grade

 

 

These Continents of the World Research Pennants come with 7 pennants for researching each of the continents. Perfect for any time of the year, these pennants are a great way to supplement your social studies instruction as well as help your students organize their research. Save time by integrating your social studies and ELA instruction!

In addition to being excellent informational organizers for your students, these continents pennants are great to use for bulletin boards or hallway displays.

This continents of the world research activity will have your students begging to study our world’s geography!

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FREE SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON – “Fossil Fun FREEBIE!”

by The Relief Teacher

1st – 4th Grade

 

 

Fossil Fun FREEBIE! 

What kid wouldn’t LOVE creating their own fossil! In this super fun pack, students can do just that and more!

Students will start by piecing together their fractured fossil recipe. Then students will be ready to use the recipe to create their own (faux) fossils! As a follow up, students can write a creative writing piece with the provided story starter.

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April Teacher Talk

Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

 

It’s April already, the school year is almost over. Easter and Passover have come an gone, now it’s time to look forward toward spring vacation if it hasn’t already come and gone. Stop by our blog linky and see what great tips and advice are there just for you.
 
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April Activities Just for You
By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

Turning my thoughts to sunny days and warmer weather!!! Can’t you just smell spring in the air? Daffodils beginning to bloom, Lilac trees starting to flower, and Lilies of the Valley popping up. I just love the aroma. Not only is my birthday in April but it brings us Passover, Easter, and one that you may never have heard of, can you guess? If you said Jelly Bean Day, you’d be right.  I don’t know about you, but I looove jelly beans. They come in so many awesome flavors, no I don’t like the black ones, but I had an aunt who used to love them.
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STEAM: From Sandbox to Spectacular
By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning

How to take your STEM activities to the next level for upper elementary students.
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Tone
By Gini Musmanno of The Reading Spotlight

A message to Myself: My tone of voice has a greater influence on children than I might think. Remember the time…
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C-Stem
By Lisa Robles of LisaTeachR’s Classroom

Learn about C-Stem and tools for coding!
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The Hidden Curriculum
By Michelle Webb of Teaching Ideas for Those Who Love Teaching

Finding books to read with your class that tell more than a single story.
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The Teacher’s Role in Classroom Book Clubs
By Marcy Howe of It’s a Teacher Thing

Simplify using classroom book clubs by understanding the role of the teacher on meeting day. Learn key tips to ensure your classroom book clubs will run smoothly.
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FREE SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON – “U.S. Symbols Unit SAMPLE FREEBIE!”

by Josie’s Place

2nd – 3rd Grade

 

 

Enjoy this U.S. Symbols Flag Sample FREEBIE!
Then, check out my U.S. Symbols Unit where students will learn all about the significance of the following U.S. Symbols- Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Statue of Liberty, Liberty Bell, Mount Rushmore, the White House, U.S. Capital, the flag, and the bald eagle.

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CLICK HERE FOR THE SOCIAL STUDIES BUNDLE!I’ve included how I utilize this in my classroom, but feel free to implement it however you’d like.

Includes:
• 9 Total Readings- 1 for each U.S. Symbol. Each page includes pertinent information about the U.S. Symbol- where it’s located and why it’s important.
•9 pages of comprehension questions- (1 for each symbol) Includes a variety of multiple choice, matching, cut and paste, complete the sentence, text to self and text dependent questions to keep students engaged.
•U.S. Symbol End of Unit Assessment
•Webs for U.S. Symbols – You can utilize these prior to starting the unit to gather what information the children already know or use these as another note-taking option.
•U.S. Symbol Booklets- As students complete each page, they can take notes in their booklet.
•U.S. Symbol Match Up- Students match up the symbol, picture, and definition.
•Where in the USA Activity sheet- Students locate each of the symbols on a map.
•3 Additional Symbol Activity Sheets- Students choose their top 3 fascinating facts and create a new symbol for our country and themselves.
•U.S. Symbol Photos- 9 beautiful full-color photos to show the students what the U.S. Symbol looks like.
•Persuasive Writing Activity with template and
Paper for Letter Writing Activity
•Answer Keys (2 per page) to make it easier for correcting work.

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February Teacher Talk

Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

 

 

 

 

Welcome to our February Teacher Talk.  All of us from the Teacher Talk collaborative would like wish you a Happy Valentines Day.  We have so many fab things this month from  proof-reading ideas, to ELA to math activities, to celebrating Black History Month and President’s Day, you don’t want to miss reading these blog posts from some awesome educators. This month, we’re honored to have Daniel with us, as our  guest blogger.
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Navigating Life as a Single Dad
By Daniel of Dad Solo whose guest post can be found at Rainbow City Learning 

Single parents have a difficult job, and even in the best of circumstances, it can be a struggle. Moms have it tough, but so do dads.
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I Dreaded my Third Period Class
By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

It was cold and blustery outside, one of those days that you just wanted to stay under the covers. But it was only hump day and I had a busy schedule, so I dragged myself out of bed, had my cup of coffee and a piece of toast, jumped into my car and was on my way. 
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Is This Routine? Why Not?
By Susan Berkowitz of Susan Berkowitz

 

Research tells us that routines are the heart of language and symbbol development. Routines are a sequence of actions or events that are repeated over and over again.
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Add Projects to Your Bag of Tricks!
By Sally Hansen of Purposeful Plans

 

Have you ever set a goal to cover everything you are required to teach during the school year?  Many teachers try to meet this goal each year and end up frustrated because we are short on time!  It is very difficult to get everything we are required to teach during the school year, take the cross-curricular approach!
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Improving Class Cooperation
By Gini Musmanno of Reading Spotlight

 

Wishing and hoping, and thinking and praying, for a courteous and amenable class? Then give students a little nudge toward cooperation and affirmation of each other this month.
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Amazon Alexa in Your Classroom
By Lisa Robles of LisaTeachR’s Classroom

Learn about using Amazon Alexa in your classroom.
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Building Understanding, One Brick at a Time
By Kathie Yonemura of Tried & True Teaching Tools

 

Getting your hands muddy is a great way to learn! Social Studies is meaningful when students experience content learned.
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How to Select Books for Your Classroom Book Clubs
By Marcy Howe of It’s a Teacher Thing

 

Read five essential tips for finding “just right” books for your classroom book clubs. The books you choose are crucial to running successful classroom book clubs.  
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The Fine Motor Advantage
By Thia Triggs of Print Path

 

What does research tell us about the impact of fine motor skills on early academics?
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FREE SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON – “Chinese New Year Freebie”

by Teaching Treks

3rd – 6th Grade

 

 

Chinese New Year freebie contains the following printable activities: a webquest, two fun thinking trek task cards, a Legend of Nian storyboard and Chinese New Year vocabulary on 5 Word Cards. The cards are suitable for Word Walls and associated learning activities.

2018 is the Year of the Dog!

Visit www.treksntrails.info to find a Chinese New Year pathfinder for kids.

The freebie is a sample of my Chinese New Year Teaching Trek, which contains Thinking Treks – 24 thinking task cards and a student Trek Tracker to keep track of activities completed, mapping/art printables, 50 word cards, printable posters and no prep student worksheets.

You can find it here: Chinese New Year

You may also like: St. Patrick’s Day

or Australian Geography

Get your students thinking about Chinese New Year!

 

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Editable City, State, Country, & Continent Travel Brochures-Checklists/Rubrics

Editable City, State, Country, & Continent Travel Brochures-Checklists/Rubrics

This is a NO PREP activity! Students gain and apply skills by working to create a travel brochure. There are EditableTrifold Brochures, Rubrics, & Checklists available to customize. There is a checklist (self eval & peer edit), template, and rubric for the city (capitals), state, country, continent, and template brochures. The graphic organizers, postcards, speech outline, or website homepage drawing can be added to enhance or for differentiated instruction.

Included in this resource:
✓How I Use This Resource
✓Editable City Checklist, Brochure, & Rubric
✓Editable State Checklist, Brochure, & Rubric
✓Editable Country Checklist, Brochure, & Rubric
✓Editable Continent Checklist, Brochure, & Rubric
✓Editable Template Checklist, Brochure, & Rubric
✓Postcards (12 choices)
✓Internet Homepage
✓Speech Outline
✓Peer Evaluations
✓Alternate Rubric
✓Key Words
✓Graphic Organizers
✓Terms of Use
✓Graphics and Fonts Credit

YOU MUST HAVE POWERPOINT TO EDIT
Clip art and backgrounds cannot be edited.

*Great for mixed or leveled classes to give students differentiated instruction.
*Requirements and guidelines are detailed and organized.
*Students know exactly what to research with the outline.
*Practical and easy to understand rubrics for teachers, parents, and students.
*Zip folder contains 2 PDFs, 2 PPT, & 2 PPTX.

The way I use it…
Students enjoy this project! This is a 1-2 week project. As I scaffold and model the information to my students, I have students write in the due dates on the checklist. I make this an at-school project and have students keep their brochure in a designated location.

Lastly, there are additional resources such as the checklist, postcards, key word list, or graphic organizers that are available to meet student needs. The homepage and speech are optional activities that you can use with your students.

Happy Teaching!
Sally

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January Teacher Talk

Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

 

It’s 2018. Time sure flies. WE have some great ideas for you in our January edition of Teacher Talk. So hurry on over to see what these creative educators are doing this month.
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Problem Students Got You Down? Begin the New Year Right, with These Discipline Tips

By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

Have you been struggling with Johnny or Sally since the beginning of the school year? Have you been racking your brain trying to come up with some creative ways to turn their unacceptable behavior around? Did you dread coming back to work in January? Well, I’ve been there and know exactly how you feel. If you said yes to any of these questions, I can give you a hand.
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Lessons Learned With Miss Brooke

By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning

Musings on what I have learned from a long ago favorite teacher.

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The Mini-Lesson: A Natural Scaffold For Struggling Learners
By Tracy Willis of Mossy Oak Musings

Would you rather attend a doctor’s appointment or your own autopsy? Mini-lesson structure helps teachers avoid an academic autopsy with end-of-unit assessments. It’s scaffolded instruction at its best

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A How-To Guide on Writing Conferences
By Sally Hansen of Purposeful Plans

Just like when you scaffold and model the requirements for an essay in a mini-lesson, you do the same thing individually for each student through conferencing. Many students don’t need to hear the lessons you taught at the beginning of the school year. Conferencing will help you deliver differentiated instruction. Here are some tips of how you can implement writing conferences in your classroom.

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The Five Best Reasons You Should Be Using Book Clubs as Part of Your Classroom Reading Program

By Marcy Howe of It’s a Teacher Thing

Book Clubs can be an essential tool for boosting rigor and engagement in your upper elementary or middle school classroom. Learn five reasons why you should consider Book Clubs as a regular part of your reading program.
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What About Social Studies?
By Michelle Web of Teaching Ideas for Those who Love Teaching

Have Fun With Social Studies

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Mentor Sentences – Teach It So They Remember It
By Alison Monk of the Literacy Garden

Effectively teach grammar skills in the context of authentic literature through the use of mentor sentences.

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New Year, New Goals
By Kathie Yonemura of Tried and True Teaching Tools

 New Goals Happy New Year! The new year is always a great time to reflect back, set goals, and start fresh. Repurpose those NYE decorations for some fun health goal setting with your students!
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Is Your Child Afraid of Going to the Doctor?
By Thia Triggs of Print Path

If your young child is fearful of going to the doctor, there are many things you can do to help them feel calmer and to prepare them for their next visit.
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Country Research Project 6-8 CCSS Aligned with Differentiated Options

Country Research Project 6-8 CCSS Aligned with Differentiated Options

This is a NO PREP project! Students gain and apply skills by working on a long project. They complete an in-depth inquiry into a specific topic. Students love the choice option! Students can write a 7 paragraph research report or the graphic organizer can be used in place of the report for differentiated instruction.

*6-8th Grade Common Core Aligned.
*You can choose with and without Common Core State Standards on your requirements page.
*There are reference choices for the MLA, APA, and CMS formats.
*There are representation/dress up/artifact, tri-fold, and float versions as options for this project.
*Great for mixed or leveled classes to give students differentiated instruction.
*Requirements and guidelines are detailed and organized.
*Students know exactly what to research with the outline.
*Students will write a 7 paragraph research report.
*Gives students a choice for their artifact.
*Practical and easy to understand rubrics for teachers, parents, and students.
*Permission slip to inform parents.
*Easy scoring on a 10 points each category out of 100 points for the rubrics. Or the rubric totals up to 100 points.
*Zip folder contains 3 PDFs and 1 PowerPoint.
*Aligned with Common Core State Standards.ELA-LITERACY.WHST.6-8.2, WHST.6-8.4,WHST.6-8.5,WHST.6-8.6,WHST.6-8.7,WHST.6-8.8,WHST.6-8.9, SL.6-8.4,SL.6-8.5,SL.6-8.6, RH.6-8.1,RH.6-8.7,RH.6-8.8,RH.6-8.9, W.6-8.2, W.6-8.7,W.6-8.8

The way I use it…
Students enjoy this project! This is a 2-3 month project. Each class is different and each year is different; therefore, I can’t do everything the same each time I teach the same subject. I give each student a three pronged folder with the packet inside. As I scaffold and model the information to my students,

Additionally, for the modified Country Project, choose what you need to use from the selection. All the resources in the PDF are not duplicates. They are additional resources or have been modified to meet student needs.

Happy Teaching!
Sally

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FREE SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON – “The Doctor with an Eye for Eyes Patricia Bath Book Activity”

by My Happy Place

Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

 

 

This follow-up activity to Julia Finley Mosca’s The Doctor with an Eye for Eyes: The Story of Dr. Patricia Bath, allows students to reflect on the life of Patricia Bath while making text-to-self connections. With the included worksheet, students draw and write about a time that they showed perseverance.

This activity is best completed after a class discussion about Dr. Bath and the obstacles she faced growing up and entering into her career. The worksheet is included with two different line styles/sizes. Choose the page that will work best for your students. Additional lined pages are included if you wish to have children write more than will fit on the worksheet.

About the Book

The Doctor with an Eye for Eyes: The Story of Dr. Patricia Bath Is a picture book biography of Dr. Patricia Bath. The illustrations that accompany the rhyming text support the story and add details to enhance understanding. The book also includes additional biographical information for teachers at the end, as well as a timeline of Patricia Bath’s life.

Book images created by Daniel Rieley are used with permission from The Innovation Press.

Click here to see more resources to support books from The Innovation Press.

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FREE SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON – “Apartheid and Segregation”

by Unitedtoteach

6th – 12th Grade

 

 

These civil rights battles occurred on two different continents, yet they have many similarities. While one civil rights battle occurred under “apartheid” in South Africa, another civil rights battle occurred under “segregation” in the United States. In this activity, students use their book and internet research skills to find out the similarities and histories behind the civil rights battles that took place on two separate continents. How were people’s voting, speech, housing, education and transportation rights infringed? Have rights been improved in recent years? Students answer these questions through this activity. While there is an “answer key” included, answers will vary.

 

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FREE SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON – “Martin Luther King, Jr. Dream Speech FREE #kindnessnation #weholdthesetruths”

by Tracee Orman

8th – 11th Grade

 

 

Free activities for using Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech in class. #kindnessnation #weholdthesetruths

This is a great activity to share with your students in celebration of Dr. King’s life and dream. Activities are aligned with the Common Core Standards for grades 6-12 and include: a copy of King’s “I Have a Dream” speech with figurative language questions, general questions, social studies research project, writing prompt, word scramble, service project prompt, and additional activities to use in class.

Great resource to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday in January, Black History month in February, anniversary of “Dream” speech (on Emmitt Till’s death anniversary) in August, for any speech/communications course, non-fiction reading, poetry units, or connections to novels like To Kill a Mockingbird, Cry the Beloved Country, Invisible Man, Number the Stars, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Native Son, Seedfolks, and more.

This resource is and will always be FREE. #kindnessnation #weholdthesetruths

Created by Tracee Orman
Mrs. Orman’s Classroom

 

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December Teacher Talk

Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

It’s December and time for our holiday version of Teacher Talk. Getting ready for Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanza and New Years, or just looking for some great ideas. You don’t want to miss what these creative educators are doing this month.

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The Quiltmaker’s Gift: Anticipation, Generosity, Reading Lesson Ideas & A Freebie!By Tracy Willis of Wild Child Designs

In this post, I use a picture book, “The Quiltmaker’s Gift” to unpack our thinking about protagonists, antagonists, theme, conflict and persuasive talk and writing. This includes an idea for a motivating Generosity Challenge, too.
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Holiday Musings
By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

For some of us, this is a joyful time, but there are many who are alone, and unhappy.  Some have no money to buy gifts and others are out in the cold with no homes.  It breaks my heart realizing that some people feel alienated from their families which can lead to depression and in extreme cases, suicide. Our kiddos aren’t immune, they see what’s going on and may not know how to deal.  
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The Great Homework Debate Comes Home
By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning

 

Thoughts on the place homework has in real life. What makes homework authentic and a part of lifelong learning?
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Hour of Code is coming: My top 5 web sites/apps!
By Lisa Robles of LisaTeachR’s Classroom

My top five programs/apps for coding!

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Identifying Learning Disabilities in English Learners
By Rebecca Olsen of 2livNearn

Distinguishing between the second language acquisition process and a learning disability can be tough, even for seasoned professionals. But it’s not impossible to tease apart the two in order to make appropriate educational decisions for students. Click to find out more!  
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How Many Ways Can I Use This Toy?
By Susan Berkowitz of Susan Berkowitz

If you’re gearing up for holiday gift giving, here are some tips for ways to build language through play.
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Wiggly Kids: 5 Easy Ways to Improve Thinking & Remembering!
By Thia Triggs of Print Path

 

Researchers have found evidence for the use of movement tools, but there are some children with whom these tools have the opposite effect.
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Geology Rocks!
By Kathie Yonemura of Tried and True Teaching Tools

Teaching Next Generation Science Standards is easy with the help of theater arts! Students explore the various aspects of earth science while reading, speaking, singing, and dancing about the concepts!
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Bring History To Life With Informational Texts
By Michelle Webb of Teaching Ideas For Those Who Love Teaching

Tips on how to use more informational texts with your students.

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FREE SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON – “Christmas Around the World Doodle Posters”

by Tied 2 Teaching

2nd – 5th Grade

 

 

Perfect for the month of December, these Christmas Around the World Doodle Research Posters are a fun an engaging way to help your students organize their learning about holiday customs and traditions from around the world. Kids love to make their learning colorful and these Christmas Around the World doodle research posters help them do just that.

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FREE SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON – “Ancient Civilizations Free Resources”

by StudentSavvy

3rd – 9th Grade

 

 

Ancient Civilizations Freebie Sampler

This resource contains printables from Ancient Civilizations Interactive Notebook

Try these interactive notebook resources with your students for FREE!
This product contains printables from Ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, China and Greece.
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Wax Museum Biography Research 3-5 CCSS Aligned with Differentiated Options

Wax Museum Biography Research 3-5 CCSS Aligned with Differentiated Options

Engaging and ready-to-go project that provides excellent support to the history, writing, and literacy curriculum to engage students and motivate students for learning. Tie in black history / women’s history month, President’s Day, or created your theme for this wax museum. Students can write a 5 paragraph research report or the graphic organizer can be used in place of the report for differentiated instruction. Choose what you want and then print!

There are 6th-8th and 9th-12th versions available!
Wax Museum Biography Research 6-8 CCSS Aligned with Differentiated Options
Wax Museum Biography Research 9-12 CCSS Aligned with Differentiated Options

*3-5th Grade Common Core Aligned.
*You can choose with or without Common Core State Standards on your requirements page.
*There are reference choices for MLA, APA, and CMS formats.
*There are student choice, scene backdrop, and tri-fold versions as options for this project.
*Great for mixed or leveled classes to give students differentiated instruction.
*Requirements and guidelines are detailed and organized.
*Students know exactly what to research with the outline.
*Students will write a 5 paragraph research report.
*Gives students a choice for their character representation.
*Practical and easy to understand rubrics for teachers, parents, and students.
*Permission slip to inform parents.
*Easy scoring on a 10 points each category out of 100 points for the rubrics. Or the rubric totals up to 100 points.
*Zip folder contains 2 PDFs and 1 PowerPoint.
*Aligned with Common Core State Standards.ELA-LITERACY.SL.3-5.4,SL.3-5.5,SL.3-5.6, W3-5.2, W.3-5.7,W.3-5.8

The way I use it…
Students enjoy this project! This is a 2-3 month project. Each class is different and each year is different; therefore, I can’t do everything the same each time I teach the same subject. I give each student a three pronged folder with the packet inside. As I scaffold and model the information to my students, I have students write in the due dates. I make this an at-school project and have students keep their research folder in a designated location. Also, you can choose themes for your project such as children’s authors, presidents, Native Americans, American Revolution historical figures, American heroes, African Americans, famous people/Americans, scientists/inventors, composers, or historical figures from your state. The choice is yours!

Happy Teaching!
Sally

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Wednesday Weekly 5 Under $5 – 9/13/17

Every week I put together a list of 5 great products from members of The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative (TBOTEMC) with the requirement that each product must be less than $5.  With a variety of subjects and a wide range of grades, there just might be something that you can use, so continue to read below and see!


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By A Teacher’s Teacher 

ELA/Writing; Grades 7-10

This three-passage text set is accompanied by an informational prompt regarding the topic of skydiving. It’s a perfect assignment to engage typically apathetic students, as well as those students who are typically successful in your classroom, while still relying on the skills of using the information in the text set.  Modeled after AIR Testing, which is used in numerous states across the country, it would also fit well into a PARCC simulation. The text set, itself, is 5 pages long.

  

By Learning Harbor Resources for Teachers

Math; Grade 3

Are you looking for PowerPoint interactive activities to use with 1 to 1 computer time, blended lessons, and more? Do you need a fun and engaging way for your students to practice multiplication? This Scarecrow themed Interactive Self-Correcting PowerPoint Slide Show with sound may be just what you need. This interactive PowerPoint activity addresses CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.OA.B.5 Multiply and divide within 100.  See more details on the product’s page to learn about this great affordable item!

By 2livNlearn

Classroom Management; All Grades

Group your students quickly and easily with these cards! There are a myriad of cards to choose from which can be used in multiple ways. Group in pairs or up to eight students at a time. Included are: Groups of two 21 pairs, Opposites groups of two 18 pairs, Groups of two 10 pairs, Groups of two 14 pairs, Groups of three 6 sets, Groups of four 4 sets and Groups of eight 40 sets.  That makes a total of 320 different cards!  Never have to worry about “randomly” grouping again!

Reading/Social Studies; Grades 3-5

Have students learn about September 11th with this informational text passage while also practicing their reading comprehension skills.  Included in this product are the following: An Informational Text Passage entitled “The Attacks of September 11th,” A reading comprehension Assessment, Student Answer Sheet, Foldable for recording short response, Teacher Answer Key. and Foldable Directions (easy as could be! … no-prep required).  See the full description on the item’s page for a sample video about this terrific product!

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Spanish; Not Grade Specific

This wonderful “El Grito “Cultural unit is the perfect way to celebrate Sept 16. Mexican Independence Day in your classroom.  The unit addresses the history of the Father Hidalgo in Dolores and his legendary “Grito de Dolores” that started the Mexican Revolution. The unit also describes in detail the reenactment ceremonies done on Sept 15 every year in the Zocalo of Mexico by the President of Mexico. It is a fun unit with wonderful Word Searches both in Spanish and English to reinforce the reading and cognates. Finally a fun coloring activity can be used for Elementary students. You can do it as a class reading and then little ones can just have fun coloring the Sugar Skull on a bed of Roses and doing the English Word Search.  See the item’s page for a full description of what is included for a great price!

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September Teacher Talk

Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

 

 

It’s September Teacher Talk Time…..Hopefully everyone is off to a great school year with the best classes ever.  We have so many great tips and ideas for you from awesome educators. Be sure to take a look at what everyone has to say.
 
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The Magic of the Good Table
By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning

What my students taught me about the magic of sitting at the good table. Their perception of what made this table the good one was a great life lesson for me!

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9/11 A Teachable Moment in History
By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

I remember September 11 as if it were yesterday. I woke up to a spectacular morning, not a cloud in the deep blue sky. The day was simply perfect.  I went through my usual morning routine, got in my car and drove to work thinking about my class and the kind of day it would be. I arrived at school, went to my room to gather my thoughts and prepare for what was ahead. Soon my students began to trickle into homeroom, announcements over and Channel One, our news channel had ended. We had our morning meeting, switched classes and World History began.Today’s students didn’t experience this and it’s history to them.  Many weren’t born yet and those that were, are too young to remember. It’s up to us to help them understand what happened that day and to never forget. 
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Got Game? 3 Tips for Making Games Effective for Learning
By Tracy Willis of Wild Child Designs

 Using games in the classroom is not a given for learning. Following three key teaching practice while using games WILL guarantee success! Check out the freebie, too!
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Building Amazing Digital Portfolios
By Lisa Robles of LisaTeachR’s Classroom

Would you like to start using digital mportfolios with your kids? Here is a short tutorial on creating and using them in your class with the new Google sites.
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3 easy ways to use data in your classroom
 By Katie De Leon of A Basket Full of Apples by Katie

 Do you use data in the classroom? Do you have your students use data? Using data can really help drive your instruction and help your students take ownership of their learning. There are many different ways that you can use data in your classroom.
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Increase the Good Behavior in Your Classroom
By Sally Hansen of Purposeful Plans

Classroom management must be under control before learning can take place. You can have the best idea for a lesson, but without successful classroom management, it will more than likely flop. A well-managed classroom is more productive and will keep you from getting frazzled later on in the school year.
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It’s football season again. How much do you know about Traumatic Brain 
Injury?
By Susan Berkowitz of Susan Berkowitz

It’s football season again, and the start of driver’s ed. How much do you know about brain safety and how to educate kids with TBI?
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Teaching Newcomers Doesn’t Have To Be Stressful
By Rebecca Olsen of 2LivNlearn

Do you have a Newcomer or Non-English speaking student in your class? Don’t stress! Instead follow these tried and true steps for a smooth transition for you
 both. 
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Teach Kids to Listen the First Time
By Gini Musmanno of Reading Spotlight

As students progress through school, listening skills receive less instruction with each progressive year. Read about a format to help teach you kids to listen to you the first time!
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Patricia Polacco, The Wonderful Author
By Shana of The Thrill of Third Grade

Patricia Polacco is one of my all-time favorite children’s authors.
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Painless Problem Solving Daily Routine
By Greg and Cheryl Litton of Learning Resources for Teachers

Do you struggle with teaching problem solving? Wouldn’t it be great if your students were excited about problem solving every day? Wouldn’t it be wonderful if your students thought problem solving was FUN?
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Assessment Shortcuts
By Michelle Webb of Those Who Love Teaching

Learn tips and tools to assess your students. Strategies for making authentic assessment part of your teaching.
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Apples or Oranges, Handwriting, Practice or Instruction?
By Thia Triggs of Print Path

Too often we as well-meaning parents or educators, because we want our children to be highly successful, skip steps and stages that children need.  Understanding these key steps for children will help us to provide them with tools vital for written language skills and lifelong learning. 
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I Love You California
By Kathie Yonemura of Tried and True Teaching

I’m always surprised when my students seem to not know much about their city, let alone the state they live in.  A terrific way to assess what your students know before you begin to teach geography is to ask them to draw their state and everything and anything they know about it. They are encouraged to label cities, attractions, bordering states, etc.
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Targeting High Achievers in Middle School Math
By Dr. Crystal Brown of Teaching to Change the World

In every classroom, there are students with varying levels of understanding regardless of the content. Teachers have a enormous task of reaching all those levels to help them meet or exceed the learning standards. Math is a subject that presents challenges for teachers to differentiate instruction.
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Remembering 9/11 A Teachable Moment in History

 

I remember September 11 as if it were yesterday. I woke up to a  spectacular morning, not a cloud in the deep blue sky. The day was simply perfect.  I went through my usual morning routine, got in my car and drove to work thinking about my class and the kind of day it would be. I arrived at school, went to my room to gather my thoughts and prepare for what was ahead. Soon my students began to trickle into homeroom, announcements over and Channel One, our news channel had ended. We had our morning meeting, switched classes and World History began.

At 9:20 we escorted our 6th graders to the gym for their P.E class, it was now our planning  period. As is our usual custom, my partner and I went to the office to check our mailboxes. Unfortunately, this was not to be an ordinary day, I turned when I heard a loud explosion  coming from the TV running in the office and was horrified by what I saw, it was the 2nd plane crashing into the World Trade Center. I felt as if I were in a nightmare, disbelief and terror filling my head. We both stood there speechless, unable to comprehend what our eyes were showing us. I called my husband and told him what had happened, he spent the day glued to the tv. Being a New Yorker for a good many years, he was affected deeply. To this day, he is unable to watch videos of that fateful day.

Today’s students didn’t experience this and it’s history to them.  Many weren’t born yet and those that were, are too young to remember. It’s up to us to help them understand what happened that day and to never forget.

Without further adieu, here’s your 9/11 teachable moment lesson plan.

Objectives: Students will:

  • Share feelings, understanding &amp; knowledge about 9/11
  • Clear up any misconceptions to  improve their understanding
  • Write a  questionnaire that they can use to interview an adult who remembers 9/11
  1. Introduce lesson by having the class speak with their partner about something new and or good that has happened in their lives. Share with the class.
  2. Find out if your class knows what anniversary is coming up.  Many will know. Have a brief discussion about it.
  3. Give each student the blank web diagram and have them free associate any words, ideas,  images that come to them and write them in the empty boxes that are provided.  Give them about 10-15 minutes or more.
  4. Draw a circle on the board with September 11 written inside.  Ask the class to share their free associations with you. Write each one on the board with lines leading to the center circle.
  5. Clear up any wrong information for them. Ask if they have any questions.

Let them know that throughout history, major events have occurred, that have left a lasting impression  on those who have lived through them and 9/11 was one of them.  Reiterate that the majority of grown-ups will remember it vividly. You may also want to ask the class if they know anyone who was personally effected by this catastrophe.

Assignment: The kids will be reporters for t.v, a newspaper or the internet, and their task will be to interview an adult who lived through this event.  They will come u p with at least 6-10 questions that require more than a yes or no answer.  They may work with a partner, in class, to come up with questions.

 Examples of the types of questions to ask:

  • How did you find out about the attacks and what were you doing at the time?
  • How did you feel about the attacks?
  • What are some of the pictures that have remained in your mind?
  • How did the rest of that day go for you?

As a group activity, choose the best questions, have them record them, and leave blank spaces between each one.  Pick a student to interview you while the rest of the class takes notes.  If you  plan on doing this over a few days, you may want to type the questions yourself and give the kids two copies, one for notes during your interview, and the other to use for their homework assignment.

Finally, have your students participate in a ceremony of remembrance by having them share their  interviews in class .

Evaluation and Culmination:

  • Have your class work in pairs to come up with at least one idea that they’ve learned from this activity.
  • Share with the class and discuss.
  • Encourage the kids to watch a 9/11 ceremony on t.v,  or the internet.

One more idea for you. You can have the class turn these interviews into a 9/11 Remembrance Book and add some illustrations that they’ve made.

Here’s a link to web charts for you to use.

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FREE SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON – “Lesson Plan for First Ladies Day in Court”

by Kathleen Applebee

3rd – 9th Grade

 

 

First Ladies Day in Court Lesson Plan
(included free with purchase of the First Ladies Day in Court script)This is part of the American History readers theater bundle 35 scripts, 100+ pages

Reader’s theater is a proven effective way to increase vocabulary, reading fluency and give students an authentic reason to read and reread material which boosts comprehension. This lesson plan accompanies the script First Ladies Day in Court and covers not only history, civics and economics standards but ties in with language arts.

Lesson plan includes goals, objectives, standards addressed, materials needed, introduction, activities, conclusion, a list of resources including internet resources, extensions and assessment.

Two rubrics are included to help you evaluate oral language skills and the book jacket assignment. Links to free interactive games related to the first 5 presidents help review and reinforce concepts.

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Editable City, State, Country, & Continent Travel Brochures-Checklists/Rubrics

This is a NO PREP activity! Students gain and apply skills by working to create a travel brochure. There are EditableTrifold Brochures, Rubrics, & Checklists available to customize. There is a checklist (self eval & peer edit), template, and rubric for the city (capitals), state, country, continent, and template brochures. The graphic organizers, postcards, speech outline, or website homepage drawing can be added to enhance or for differentiated instruction.

Included in this resource:
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Editable City Checklist, Brochure, & Rubric
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✓Speech Outline
✓Peer Evaluations
✓Alternate Rubric
✓Key Words
✓Graphic Organizers
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*Great for mixed or leveled classes to give students differentiated instruction.
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*Practical and easy to understand rubrics for teachers, parents, and students.
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The way I use it…
Students enjoy this project! This is a 1-2 week project. As I scaffold and model the information to my students, I have students write in the due dates on the checklist. I make this an at-school project and have students keep their brochure in a designated location.

Lastly, there are additional resources such as the checklist, postcards, key word list, or graphic organizers that are available to meet student needs. The homepage and speech are optional activities that you can use with your students.

Happy Teaching!
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FREE SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON – “The Meaning of Duty: American Soldiers in War”

by Different Drummer Secondary Resources

9th – 12th Grade

 

 

Should all citizens be required to fight for their country? What does it mean to belong to a country that actively recruits for soldiers or forces them in the draft? What does this mean for the students in your class?

These questions are deep and require reflection. This activity is for high school students to think about what it might mean to be a soldier or called up to fight in the draft.

This can be used for any war or as a pre-war unit activity to get students thinking about what these soldiers endured and sacrificed for their country. I hope you and your students find it interesting and useful to start some poignant, respectful discussions about this topic.

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FREE SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON – “Sioux, Powhatan, & Pueblo Native American Foldable”

by 2crazyteachers

1st – 3rd Grade

 

 

Enjoy this freebie to help your students distinguish between the Sioux, Powhatan, and Pueblo Native Americans.

 

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FREE SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON – “US President Brain Breaks”

by The Primary Techie

Kindergarten – 6th Grade

 

 

This is a fun way to review presidents and get your kids up and movin’ at the same time. Choose movements for your kids to do as they say the name of each president – jumping jacks, punch out, and chair kicks are just a few ideas you can use. There are two speeds to choose from. With “click to advance”, you will control the speed. This is a good one to use if you want to discuss the presidents or just go slowly. If you choose this “auto advance”, transitions happen automatically. This is fun when you are doing the moves with your kids. Just start it and join in the fun!

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FREE SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON – “Yellow Journalism and the Spanish-American War Project”

by Room 311

9th – 12th Grade

 

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This writing project is creative way to teach research skills to your high school U.S. history students as well as increase their knowledge of the Spanish-American War.

I used this project as a way to encourage research skills, creativity, and teamwork among the students in my class. While geared towards 11th and 12th grade history classes, this project could easily be adapted for 9th and 10th grade levels. This could also be used in homeschool curriculum. A rubric is included.
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