American Revolution Unit
American Revolution UnitAre you looking for an engaging unit to use while teaching your students about the American Revolution? You've found it! This unit contains lesson sheets, lesson activities, primary source analysis sheets, secondary source analysis sheets, a Revolutionary individuals and grou...
The Good Life
3rd grade activity when talking about regions and exports in those regions. Can be hung in the classroom so students can use this as a reference for later assignments. C.O.
"Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy. Its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery." - Winston Churchill
Anchor Charts in Secondary Social Studies
As a secondary Social Studies teacher, the thought of anchor charts intimidated me – isn’t that an elementary thing? How would I use them in my class? Would they even work with teenagers? What would
Social Studies close reading vs. ELA close reading. It’s both/and not either/or
Okay. I'm going to have to be careful here. But I'm gonna start with this: "Social studies teachers should not worry about having kids do ELA close reading activities. Social studies teachers should not be asked to do ELA literacy activities." Let the throwing of things and gnashing of teeth begin. Because I've seen it…
Rules and Laws writing prompt
After teaching rules and laws, students will create a story about a town that does not follow a certain rule or law. Students will create a consequence, which will help them to see the cause and effect of rules and laws. They can illustrate the story when they finish!
Communities Have Laws: A Poster Project
Reinforce the idea of civic responsibility with your kiddos! Encourage your students to think about our laws, the reasons they exist, and consequences for infractions through this activity. Use the planning sheet to help students prepare a poster about a particular law and why it's important to fo...
Social Studies: Learned about how Government affects us by creating paper plate diagrams Who is "in charge" and what are the "rules/laws" followed at each level Home-School-Local/Community-State-Federal