TEACHING SOCIAL STUDIES Students engage in Social Studies through games, real life activities, reader's theatre and more! Find out more about using centers in the first grade classroom to make Social Studies more meaningful. DANCING INTO FIRST

How to Teach the Standards through Social Studies Inquiry Circles

Need some social studies project ideas? Learn how to make Social Studies more engaging for your students with inquiry circles. Inquiry circles reinforce social studies standards while teaching the research process. (Grab the free social studies project

Top 10 Social Studies Websites for Elementary Students- Technology is always a fun and engaging way to introduce students to new topics. Great way to incorporate it into S.

Long Ago & Now | Comparing Past and Present | Long Ago and Today Social Studies

Long Ago & Now unit helps students understand how their lives relate to things and events long ago. includes: Compare and contrast artifacts long ago & today Family Tree Grandparent (or older relative) interview Timeline

the {ART} of learning: Tackling Government. this is a good representation of the branches of governement. It can be easy for the students to read and it helps visualize the "branches" of government.

Where Do I Live?

Lesson Plan "Where do I live" activity is used in a geography unit for graders. It is a flip chart that involves the use of mapping skills. This idea came from Ashlyn Ellsworth.

Current Events in the Classroom

CIVIC EDUCATION Use current events in your elementary classroom to teach social studies, reading, and writing skills. Students practice summarizing the article, citing their sources, and providing their opinion.

Social Studies Interactive Notebook for 2nd Grade

Teach students social studies interactive notebooks about standards in Grade. Including lessons, common core, activities, themes, and so much more. Dive right into this curriculum and unit to use as worksheets or as centers.

Social Studies Ideas for Elementary Teachers: Sensory Figures for Social Studies Notebooking- Students can create a diagram of an important person in history and write facts about them, how they might have felt, and other things about their experiences.

Long Ago & Now | Comparing Past and Present | Long Ago and Today Social Studies

Long Ago & Now unit helps students understand how their lives relate to things and events long ago. includes: Compare and contrast artifacts long ago & today Family Tree Grandparent (or older relative) interview Timeline

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