Social Studies Ideas
Terrific Social Studies Resource! Liberty`s Kids Season 1…all episodes can be found on the right hand side!
About Mission US Mission US is a multimedia project that immerses players in U.S. history content through free interactive games.
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The Underground Railroad. This is a media-rich site that tries to give you a sense of what slavery was like. You are a slave on the Underground Railroad and have to make decisions on the path toward freedom. Don't miss the drop-down box at the top, which has a timeline, information about key people, and more.
The Underground Railroad-National Geographic Interactive. Unbelievable interactive trip on the Underground Railroad. Had to download a proram to use it, but it was worth it. Students want to do it over and over.
The Underground Railroad: Journey to Freedom
Salt Dough Maps: Great for when you're learning about a specific place. I would love to let my kids pick anywhere on the globe and then learn about it. And it would be a dream to, when they are older, go back and pick their favorite place, and visit!
How the USA expanded in an animated gif. Amazing!
Primary and Secondary Source Freebies
Sample page from "Student Report: This Great State!" (Six-Page Report Template) During this project, students research and write informatively about their state's capital city, bird, flower, tree, flag, governor, tourism, agriculture, geographic features, and location on a U.S. map. $
Three branches of government and the hierarchy of internal governments. Cute flip activity thing, but I don't know that I would have each child make one. Maybe we could make a large one together as a class
Using Videos to Teach Early American History - EducationPossible...
Biography Graphic Organizer - Elementary
LANDFORMS = FUN!!!!! Check out my newest Flip-Flap Book on Landforms and Bodies of Water. Try something different and Interactive!$
The dollar bill explained... kids would think this is so cool!
This blog contains ideas for teaching map skills, globes, continents, and oceans. Along with this knowledge, students can also learn how to locate their relative location based on the activities. These activities could be used as a reinforcement activity and independent practice.