Category Archives : SOCIAL STUDIES LESSONS


FREE SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON – “Map Grid Lesson Freebie”

by Dragons Den
3rd – 4th Grade

If it’s time to teach maps in your classroom, don’t miss this fun freebie when it comes to teaching about map grids. Get one teaching page and two student worksheets with grading keys.

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One teaching page for students (read together, then in pairs)

One street grid (easier) with grading key

One state grid (more difficult) with grading key

This resource comes from a larger resource called “Maps From A to Z”. To check it out, click on the link below!

Maps From A to Z

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FREE SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON – “Immigration Reading Passages FREE”

by Reading and Writing Redhead
1st – 5th Grade

These reading passages are from my complete and comprehensive immigration unit (link below) . The passages focus on why people immigrated to American in the 1700s and 1800s. The passages are written at two different difficulty levels so you can differentiate as needed and each passage includes the same set of comprehension questions. The passages are appropriate for students in grades 1-5 depending on their reading level.

This is a sample from a comprehensive, in-depth resource for second grade, third grade and fourth grade on immigration. Click if you’d like to see it: Coming to America: An Immigration Unit !

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FREE SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON – “An Interview with George Washington”

by Jane Loretz
1st – 4th Grade

This reader’s theater script will have your students learning all about President George Washington and they will be working on their reading fluency at the same time. This reader’s theater script is free and is one of 6 scripts of different Presidents in my Meet the Presidents pack.

The Meet the Presidents pack also includes writing biographies, comparing and contrasting Abraham Lincoln and George Washington and many other fun activities ready for President’s Day or for anytime you may be learning about our American Heroes our Presidents.

Meet the Presidents

Enjoy this free reader’s theater script and happy President’s Day!

Jane

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FREE SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON – “Vocabulary Guide for George Washington’s Farewell Address”

by UnCommon Core
9th – 12th Grade

This vocabulary guide is a student-friendly dictionary designed to help ELA and history classes tackle the challenging vocabulary in George Washington’s Farewell Address. It includes definitions for almost 250 words and two lessons aligned with the Common Core Language Standards for Vocabulary Acquisition and Use.

It is one component of a 61-page Farewell Address Unit Plan designed to cover a variety of ELA Common Core Standards.


The Presidential Dictionary by Janet Mason is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at www.uncommoned.com.

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FREE SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON – “Martin Luther King Jr. Trivia Boom Cards–Digital Task Cards”

by Blue Mountain Math
4th – 8th Grade

Looking for a fun way to spice up the class and celebrate the upcoming holiday? My students love odd facts as well as the occasional brain breaks in the classroom.

Great way to celebrate the life of an extraordinary person.

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FREE SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON – “FREEBIE See the World with Santa Map Skills Activity”

by Aspire to Inspire Classroom Resources
4th – 6th Grade

Take Christmas around the world! Get your students in the holiday spirit by having them take an international adventure with Santa Claus as he makes his way around the world. This map skills and research activity requires students to use a map, atlas, or globe to identify world cities by latitude and longitude as well as the countries, hemispheres, and continents in which they belong. Students are also asked to research some additional information about the country through questions about climate, currency, and a special message from Santa. Great for individual or small group work at Christmas.

This resource includes the following:

★ See the World with Santa map skills worksheet covering latitude/longitude; country; continent; hemisphere; bodies of water; climate; currency; and language of 15 destinations from around the world

★ Answer key

Your questions are welcome, and your feedback is appreciated!

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FREE SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON – “Causes of World War I”

by Betsey Zachry
7th – 12th Grade

This PowerPoint highlights the key causes for the outbreak of World War I. Included in the 6-slide PowerPoint: New Imperialism, Alliances, Militarism, Nationalism, Political and Social Tensions, and the assassination of the Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Lecture notes that explain each slide are also included.

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FREE SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON – “Viking FUN FACTS: Leif Eriksson Day is October 9th”

by Gail Hennessey
4th – 8th Grade

Use this free handout to share information on the Vikings. Included are several extension activities to use with students to learn about the Vikings.


Leif Eriksson Day is October 9th.

* There are different spellings for his name.

Possible Resource of Interest:

Studying the Vikings? Looking for a Reader’s Theater Script in Social Studies? Check out this script on the Vikings and Leif Ericsson and his father, Erik the Red. Part of my Ms. Bie Ografee Talk Show Series of plays, Leif Ericsson and his father, Eric the Red are guests on Ms. Bie Ografee’s Talk Show. They share information about their lives and the Vikings. There is a Did You Know? section of fun facts, reading comprehension questions and a teacher section with lots of extension activities, links and the key.https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Vikings-Leif-Erikkson-and-Eric-the-RedReaders-Theater-Script-3382114 My play on Leif Eriksson and his dad, Erik the Red.

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Teacher Talk March 2021

 Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern 

Welcome to our March Teacher Talk.  All of us from the Teacher Talk collaborative would like wish you a happy and prosperous spring.  We have so many fab tips this month from Math, ELA and reading ideas, to High interest learning and our featured author for the month, you don’t want to miss reading these blog posts from some awesome educators.

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Coffea for Mental Health (Restlessness)
 
 

Can you imagine coffee to be an alternative medicine that supports and improves mental health? 

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Greet Students with the Arts
 
 
Suggestions for a kinder, more gentle way to welcome students back to class this Spring.
 
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Let’s Hear it for the Women!
 
Although March is designated as Women’s History Month, we obviously learn about women who have made a difference throughout the year. This was a quick and easy group assignment: Women’s History posters.
 
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5 Renewable Energy Sources: The Pros and Cons Simplified
 
Do you want to learn more about renewable energy sources? Read about the pros and cons in a simplified way!
 
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The Gift: Cancelled By Culture
 
 

I learned that cultures are complicated, but they do have profound effects.. My small touch cannot alter very much, but, hopefully, being able to read will open doors for them when they do knock.

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How to Make Earth Day Relevant in the Classroom
 


Learn 6 easy ideas to increase the relevance of Earth Day.

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3 Tips on Using Blog Posts Correctly
 


Learn to use apostrophes correctly. Never use an apostrophe to make a noun plural.

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Attitude Really IS Everything: Encouraging Students to Own Their Attitudes
 
 
Attitude really is everything – instill this in students!
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Picture Books for Growth Mindset
 
Growth mindset is HUGE in my class and here are some of my favorites with a few tips on how to use them in your classroom.
 
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Photos into Cartoons
 
My current post is about turning photos into cartoons and using it in my blog and my Jamboard lessons when I return to work from spring break vacation.
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FREE SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON – “Free Ancient Egypt Coloring Pages | Free Doodle Notes | Ancient Egypt Freebie”

by StudentSavvy
4th – 7th Grade

10 FREE Ancient Egypt Coloring Pages

These coloring pages are perfect for teachers who are teaching Ancient Civilizations or Ancient Egypt. They contain educational information and facts so students can learn all about Egypt while they color in the pages!

Contains the following pages: Tutankhamun, Upper and Lower Egypt, Hieroglyphics Alphabet, The Eye of Horus, Pyramids, Nefertiti, Mummification, Thutmose III, Ramses II,

Aligned with Ancient Civilizations Complete Curriculum

You might also enjoy… Ancient Civilizations Classroom Posters (130 Included!)

Ancient Egypt Activities Bundle
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FREE SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON – “Meeting Customer Needs-The Market”

by Pink Heros
12th Grade

This resource aims to provide revision summaries for students pursuing Edexcel Business at AS level.

It is centred around the topic of meeting customer needs through markets.

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FREE SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON – “Free Cold Deserts”

by Nikole T
Pre-Kindergarten – 9th Grade

Free Cold Deserts
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FREE SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON – “Black History Month: Factoids (Interactive Notebook Activity)”

by Gail Hennessey
5th – 9th Grade

Share with your students some of the factoids of contributions of African Americans. There are several extension activities you can have the students do, too.

Covering Black History Month? Check out these resources:

• Check out my twelve fact-packed Black History Month Webquest/Extension Activities: Black History Month: A Webquest

Read my Reader’s Theater Script on Bessie Coleman:Bessie Coleman, Aviator! A Reader’s Theater Script

Check out my fact-packed Webquest on Martin Luther King/Extension Activities: Martin Luther King, A Webquest

Check out my Reader’s Theater Script on Harriet Tubman: Harriet Tubman, A Reader’s Theater Script

Check out my Reader’s Theater Script on Rose Parks: Rosa Parks, A Reader Theater’s Script

Check out my web quest on First Lady Michelle Obama: First Lady Michelle Obama, A Reader’s Theater Script

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FREE SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON – “Martin Luther King Jr. – Emergent Reader and Stickers (Preview)”

by Love2TeachKiz
Pre-Kindergarten – 1st Grade

This book provides children a better understanding of the reason we celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr.

It is appropriate for K-1.

Enjoy celebrating the freedom that Martin Luther King Jr. stood for. There are four different kinds of stickers also.

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FREE SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON – “FREE! USA Preamble Scramble: Using Informational Text”

by Juli Engel

5th – 7th Grade

Understanding Informational Text • Preamble of the US Constitution and of the Declaration of Independence

Use this skill sheet along with an American Revolution or Constitution Day unit for a greater understanding of the text, or use this resource as a stand-alone activity.

This source was designed with 4th – 7th graders in mind.

Please Note: This resource would also go along well with the Reader’s Theatre titled, “The Exaggerated but True Story of the US Constitution,” Click here to view this item!

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October Teacher Talk 2020

Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

It’s October Teacher Talk Time…..Well, the first month of school is over and it’s BOO-tober, time for Halloween fun, Columbus Day, Stop Bullying Month and beautiful fall weather. 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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Searching for Our Future Selves

By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning

Adding futuristic thinking to your reading and writing practice.


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A Peek Into Learning

By Kathie Yonemura of Tried and True Teaching Tools

For all the grumbling about distance learning (and there is a lot of grumbling!), there are also some perks! I have a love-hate relationship with classroom bulletin boards. They are such a pain to put up, then you have to change them frequently and other than during Open House, no one actually looks at them! Anyone else?


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Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

For my teacher friends who are torn about going back to school physically, or teaching using a hybrid model, these times are challenging.  If you are someone who HAS to go into your classroom, you are literally risking your life and possibly those around you. You probably stay up many nights tossing and turning over what you should do.  While those of you who teach through distance learning have to acquire new skills, and let’s face it, not all of us are tech savvy. It’s hard enough doing what you all love to do but Covid19 is making it difficult if not impossible for you. So how do you function when feeling emotionally drained and stressed out. In some of my other posts, I’ve mentioned Qigong as a way to relieve stress, there are also homeopathic remedies that may help. 

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Using Glyphs to Gather Information, Interpret Data and Follow Directions By Vicky Rauch of Scipi

A glyph is a non-standard way of graphing information to tell a story. It is a flexible data representation tool that uses symbols to represent different data. Glyphs are an innovative instrument that shows several pieces of data at once and necessitates a legend or a key to understand the glyph. They require problem solving, communication, and data organization.


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Boo! Meow! Eek!Woo! Ha-Ha- Haaaa!

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Reading poetry helps students improve fluency because the natural rhythm of most poems enhances ease of expression. Adding sound effects to group or individual Halloween readings incorporates pleasure into reading aloud, often a difficult task for beginning and struggling readers. Read this post to find out how to throw in even more levity.


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Tips for Knowing When to Use Who, That, and Which

By Charlene Tess of Charlene Tess

Choosing between the the relative pronouns who, that, and which is an important decision. Using the correct word will help you say what you mean and get your point across successfully.


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3-Easy Tips for Making Grammar Fun

By Marcy How of It’s a Teacher Thing

Learn 3 easy tips for adding fun to your grammar instruction and increase student learning and engagement.


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Teacher Self Care During Distance Learning

By Michelle Webb of Teaching Ideas for Those Who Love Teaching

Tips to take care of yourself during distance learning.


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Coding with the Littles

By Lisa Robles of LisaTeachR’s Classroom

Have you done coding with your littles? I’m currently doing Scratch Jr. with my Kindergartners and they are loving it. What is Scratch Jr.? It’s a programming language that lets kids ages 5-7 create stories and games. Kids use blocks to create the code.


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FREE SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON – “Game: Murder Times Thirteen murder mystery”

by Kathleen Applebee

9th – 12th Grade

Various murderers in the Bible are brought together when one of them has killed again. Can the others figure out who the killer is and keep themselves from being his or her next victim?

Characters include: Abimeleck, Athaliah, Cain, David, Herodias, Herod the Great, Jezebel, Joash, Manasseh, Moses, Saul, Pharaoh, Zimri.

Role playing mystery games are an excellent way to introduce a Bible study or character analysis. The packet contains instructions for the host, rules, customizable invitation, character dossiers and suggestions for Bible study/discussion questions following the game.

More mysteries
To Kill a King freebie
Fairy Tale Mystery (Who kidnapped Cinderella?)
The Will murder mystery activity
Bee Movie mystery

Who Shot Prospector Pete?
Murder at the Manor
Who Killed Will Shakespeare? mystery activity
Chariots of Death freebie

Send in the Clones
The Toxic Ooze mystery

The Mystery of the Underground Railroad
The Roosevelt Assassination Attempt
Who Assassinated JFK?
Inventor of the 19th Century history mystery
Explorer of the Millennium Mystery

The Case of the Lifeless Lifeguard
Writing Mysteries Can Be Murder
Persian Palace Poisonings freebie
Assassination on the Ancient Nile freebie
Jake’s Dead: Who Is in the Will? freebie

Free Christian drama resources at Fools for Christ
Free interactive Bible games

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FREE SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON – “U.S. Regions Sample”

by Jennifer Kime Creations

3rd – 6th Grade

“Marc & Millie Travel the U.S.” is a comprehensive unit on the 6 regions of the U.S. Each region will be available individually as they are finished throughout the year. They will eventually be bundled into one unit. Each regional unit will have details of its particular states including state flag, state bird, state flower, state coin, & sites to see. I will be using real photos of sites. I will also be making a 5 region & 4 region option.

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FREE SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON – “Hispanic Heritage Month: Banner: FREEBIE”

by Teach To Tell

Pre-Kindergarten – 8th Grade

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with this bunting banner freebie!

➤➤ ITEMS INCLUDED

Bunting flags

✅ letters to spell Hispanic Americans x 2 styles

✅ 12 decorative bunting flags featuring Hispanic Americans

➤➤ SUGGESTED USE

Cut out each bunting flag and laminate for durability. Display students’ research activities below banner.

Wish you a memorable Hispanic Heritage Month!

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⚫ HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH: FACTUAL INFORMATION: PARTS OF SPEECH: 36 TASK CARDS

⚫ HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH BUNDLE BIOGRAPHY, FACT CARDS, QR CODES, TASK CARDS

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⚫ HISPANIC AND LATINO HERITAGE MONTH: BIOGRAPHY:FLIPBOOK:INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOK

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FREE SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON – “Comparing the Protests in Hong Kong to the American Revolution!”

by MsMcMillan

8th – 12th Grade

Compare the current news of the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong to the American Revolution! Your students can make connections between the causes, methods, and messages of these movements.

This activity prompts students to read two articles to learn more about the protests in Hong Kong. Then, students will complete a chart summarizing the two different movements: the American Revolution and the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. 

Next, students will be asked to complete a Venn Diagram comparing and contrasting the movements. 

Lastly, students will be asked to create tweets supporting/condemning the Hong Kong protests while making connections to the American Revolution.

Use this relevant, timely resource to have students think deeply about the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong in the 2000s and the pro-democracy movement in America in the 1770s.

Let me know how this resource works for your students!

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Related Resources

American Revolution Posters: Patriot Propaganda or a Founder’s Wanted Poster

American Revolution Project: African Americans/Native Americans/Women/Spies

Remembering the American Revolution Stations: Wrap-Up for Revolutionary War Unit

Guns and Ships Lyrics Analysis: Using Hamilton to Teach the American Revolution

Global Issues Summit: Role Playing as World Leaders (Current Events/Issues)

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FREE SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON – “JUSTICE graphic, printable protest sign, library display, Dr. Cornel West”

by Virtually Real

Pre-Kindergarten – 12th Grade

“Justice: what love looks like in public”

Modified and visualized from the words of Dr. Cornel West

Printable PDF files

  • full page sign (black words, white background – space to add #hashtag)
  • full page sign (white words, black background)
  • rectangular stickers/page (black words, white background)
  • rectangular stickers/page (white words, black background)

PNG images files

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FREE SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON – “Frontiersmen, Davy Crockett, & The Alamo – Reading Passages & Activities”

by Lessons Learned By Heart

4th – 6th Grade

6 Reading passages covering the Frontier, Frontiersmen, Davy Crockett, Texas Independence, the Alamo and more. Classroom and enrichment activities keep students engaged as they learn. A game of BINGO rounds out this lesson by reviewing new concepts and vocabulary words in an enjoyable way. Great for substitute teachers, homeschool, and co-ops.

In the early part of the 1800s, land west of the Mississippi River was complete wilderness. This land consisted of rivers, mountains, forests and prairies and was occupied by Native Americans and wild animals. The frontier was the name given to the wild and unfamiliar land that lay west of civilized America. Davy Crockett was a Frontiersman and was present at the 1836 Battle of the Alamo.

INCLUDES:

  • 6 One-Page Reading Passages
  • Classroom Activities
  • Review Worksheet
  • Teacher’s Key
  • 2 Graphic Organizers

This FREE lesson plan will give you an idea about my other Wild West Careers Lessons which are in the same basic format. Check them out!

READING PASSAGES:

6 one-page reading passages cover the following topics:

  • The Frontier, Frontiersmen and Pioneers
  • Davy Crockett – Early Life
  • Davy Crockett: Congressman and Revolutionary
  • Texas Independence from Mexico
  • The Alamo
  • Remember the Alamo!

ACTIVITIES:

This product includes the following classroom activities:

  • Job Application: Frontiersman
  • Black Bear Safety
  • Texas Declaration of Independence Group Activity
  • Review Worksheet
  • Review Game: Bingo Words and Clues
  • Sugar Cube Alamo
  • Frontiersman Coloring Pages
  • Graphic Organizers

This is one lesson in a series of “Wild, Wild West Careers Lesson Plans.” Each of the Wild, Wild West Careers lesson plans covers the career and information about the time period as it relates to the career. The series covers the United States during the 1800s, including events that contributed to Western Expansion. Each lesson can also be used individually.

This lesson appears in my bundled products: WILD, WILD WEST CAREERS: VOLUME I and in BUNDLE – FRONTIERSMEN, DAVY CROCKETT AND THE ALAMO

Wild, Wild West Careers: BUNDLE Volume I

BUNDLE – FRONTIERSMEN, DAVY CROCKETT, AND THE ALAMO

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Wild, Wild West Careers: Homesteaders

Wild, Wild West Careers: Pony Express and Showmen

Wild, Wild West Careers: Native American Chiefs, Trail of Tears

Wild, Wild West Careers: California Gold Miners

Wild, Wild West Careers: Explorers – Lewis and Clark

Wild, Wild West Careers: Pioneers

Wild, Wild West Careers: Cavalry, Little Big Horn and Wounded Knee

Wild, Wild West Careers: Cowboys and the Cattle Drive

Wild, Wild West Careers: Transcontinental Railroad Workers

Wild, Wild West Careers: Outlaws and Lawmen

Wild, Wild West Careers: Frontiersman by Sarah Peterson is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.

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FREE SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON – “Teacher Review Game – Baseball Blitz”

by Andy Runyan

5th – 12th Grade

Baseball Blitz is a PowerPoint Review Game that can be used for any discipline across multiple grade levels. Teachers divide the students into groups and they play the game based on correct answers during the review.

Cheap and easy, Baseball Blitz comes with a “Room Setup” slide, a list of materials needed and teacher instructions. The only additional purchase necessary is a Nerf gun and suction darts. Achieve unheard of student interaction with this engaging and fun review game. Guaranteed, students will anticipate the day before the test when Baseball Blitz is used for review!

Creator: Andy Runyan

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FREE SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON – “Peter the Great of Russia Jigsaw”

by The World History Emporium

7th – 12th Grade

This is a jigsaw project over Peter the Great. I split my classes up into several groups and had them answer two questions a piece. I then had them teach each group in front of the class about the two questions they answered. The kids really liked this project and they enjoyed teaching their classmates. I would recommend this project to anyone covering the Age of Absolutism!

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FREE SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON – “Ancient Egyptian Mini-Unit”

by The Teaching Chameleon

3rd – 6th Grade

Here is a mini-unit on the Ancient Egyptians. It is a ZIP file that includes a PDF files of the following:

– A slideshow on the Ancient Egyptians (PDF not PowerPoint, but can still be viewed full screen)
– Includes information on
-How they looked
-What they did
-What they ate and produced
-What they believed
-The making of mummies
-Their writing
– Mehen, an Ancient Egyptian game
– A timeline of Ancient Egypt. (3 page poster)
– A reference sheet including great resources for a unit on Ancient Egypt.

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FREE SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON – “Stone Age Word Bank”

by The Ginger Teacher

1st – 5th Grade

Stone Age Word Bank

Word bank for use with lessons on: Stone Age, Pre-history, Scavengers and Settlers, Cave Man

This is handy word bank to help with teaching Stone Age and pre-history.

This works well with my other lessons on scavengers and settlers, which covers the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages and can be found here

Thanks for looking

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FREE SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON – “Black History Month Digital Catalog for Middle School and High School”

by James Whitaker

4th – 12th Grade

Black History Month Digital Catalog for Middle School and High School (Grades 7-12)

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Black History Month is a time to celebrate the struggles, sacrifices, triumphs and continuing accomplishments of African Americans. Black History is profound and rich and should go beyond the life and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In an effort to support educators who desire to take their Black History Month Studies beyond MLK, teacher authors from all across the country have put together this digital sampler.

The Black History Month sampler is full of resource links to units of study designed to expose students to a wealth of other influential African Americans. It is our hope these resources will pique students’ interests and lead them on a path of self-reflection where they can pursue independent research and a broader spectrum of such an important subject.

Please check out the links for the other Digital Sampler Books

Black History Month Digital Resource Sampler K-2

Black History Month Digital Resource Sampler 3-6

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FREE SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON – “Abraham Lincoln Freebie for Smartboard”

by Smart Kinder Kids

Pre-Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

Kids will have a fun and engaging time learning about Abraham Lincoln with this interactive Smartboard.

Use as an introduction, unit review or for independent practice with your students.

Simply drag and drop the correct answer into the box. Picture cues and differences in answer box sizes will help younger learners. This can also be a great opportunity to use the Smartboard markers to locate sight words within sentences, find and mark punctuation and capitalization.

If you are interested in more engaging Smartboard activities with colorful graphics, please check out my other items, in particular:

“We the People – President’s Day Smartboard” on my TpT page

which contains 23 slides for President’s Day activities (graphic organizers, background information on Lincoln and Washington, Glow in the Dark mystery pages, Fill in the Blank activities, math and language activities.

Thanks and have a Happy New Year!

Leigh Majer
http://smartkinderkids.blogspot.com

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January 2020 Teacher Talk

Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

 It’s 2020! 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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The Proof is in the Pudding….Proof Reading that Is!

By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

I’d like to share some effective proof-reading tips that I’ve used to help students improve their writing skills, and to make my life a bit easier.

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Speaking Up for Justice

By Kathie Yonemura of Tried and True Teaching Tools

Along with honoring Martin Luther King, Jr., this week is our union’s one year “strikeversary”. What a perfect time to reflect and teach our students to stand up for what is right.

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A Lesson for MLK Day

By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning

A lesson for Martin Luther KIng Day to try this week!

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Remember to Take Time for Yourself

By Renee Heiss of All-American Teacher Tools

Do you have enough “me time”?  A few minutes can be just as valuable as a week-long vacation!

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Fostering Creativity

By Gini Musmanno of Reading Spotlight

Sister Rosemary ruined my poem, but she fostered creativity as she did. Read about how teachers can encourage creative ability in their students.

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New Year’s Resolutions Again?

By Charlene Tess of Charlene Tess

Is it time for new year’s resolutions again?

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Using Two-Sided Colored Beans to Add and Subtract Positive and Negative Numbers

By Vicky Rauch of Scipi

“When it comes to adding and subtracting positive and negative numbers, many students have great difficulty. In reality, it is a very confusing and abstract idea; so, it is important to give the students a concrete visual to assist them in seeing the solution. Find out how I teach this concept to my remedial college math students in my newest blog post. “

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10 Test Prep Skills for ELA Performance Task Success

By Marcy Howe of It’s A Teacher Thing

Learn 10 essential test prep skills to help your students be more successful on the ELA performance tasks.

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Using specific texts to delve into  Craft and Structure with the Common Core Standards

By Lisa Robles of LisaTeachR’s Classroom

Using specific texts to delve into  Craft and Structure with the Common Core Standards.

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FREE SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON – “THE MEMORY COAT – Book Study and Teaching Inference FREE”

by Sweet Integrations

2nd – 4th Grade

The Memory Coat book study goes along with an blog post about teaching inference.

This heart-warming book is about families immigrating to America to escape persecution. A young boy lost his parents due to an epidemic and he ends up living with his relatives. His only reminder of his family is the coat his mother made for him. Grisha’s coat is tattered on the outside but beautiful on the inside. This story is about the family’s journey to American and going through the immigration process at Ellis Island.

In this FREE unit, activities include making inferences, vocabulary, and crafts with a coat and suitcase. This unit can go with cultural studies, historic fiction, and family heritage.

For more information about making inferences, take a look at my blog post Teaching Inference With Mentor Text


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