Teaching 4th Grade Social Studies
Free - Map Adventures, with 7 lessons, is appropriate for grades K-3. Students will learn basic concepts for visualizing objects from different perspectives and how to understand /and use maps. Be sure to grab the free 15 printables here too that go along with these 7 lesson plans. http://egsc.usgs.gov/isb/pubs/teachers-packets/mapadventures/repro.html
The basics for a maps unit.
This fantastic, time-saving bundle includes all the resources you need to engage students in a fantastic unit on the early American colonies! 10 amazing resources to teach about the 13 Colonies including 3 PowerPoints, a project, reading and CCSS resources and more!
Complete 13 Colonies Unit Bundle
me compared to a famous person: writer's notebook ideas
HistoryFix: Beyond the Basic Bibliography Report
Teaching with a Touch of Twang: Social Studies
The Early American Colonies---The video was written and narrated entirely by high school students. The concept of the "flipped classroom" is that if students watch videos like this at home before coming to class, it leaves more class time for questions, debate, and higher level discussion.
National Archives: DocsTeach A powerful suite of educational tools designed to connect students with the resources of the National Archives. The experience is extended with an iPad app which provides quick access to educational activities. Designed for a mobile platform the application literally allows teachers to put history in students' laps. AMAZING! iPad App is available on this site.
National Archives: DocsTeach | Second Story
Tour the 50 States video. Amazing videoscribing. (Actually, amazing is an understatement!!) I WILL be using this!
Examples of Interactive Notes- I love this idea for their journal (reduce an article or summation of the day's lesson and let students write their thoughts on the side as well as underlining important information)