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Social Studies: Creative Teaching Ideas

Third grade Egyptian Royalty - kudos to MaryMaking for a lesson my kiddos loved.

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This pre-biography writing activity was borrowed from one of my amazing colleagues! It's a top ten list like on "The Late Show," for the top ten things you should know about a famous person. Students identify things they can learn from a biography and then interview a classmate to write their biography.

Odd Boy Out - An incredible tale about Albert Einstein as a young boy. It shows how he struggled and how he learned to overcome obstacles.

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Freebie! This resource contains a lesson for both reading and writing workshops on comparing a culture from a book to your own and showing characters' feelings in writing. It also includes a printable graphic organizer and thinkmark for assessment.

Freebie...Compare the Culture in a Book to Your Own

Alphabet books are a great culminating activity as a unit is concluded. Students can use the newly acquired information to create a beautiful book.