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A great addition to the social studies classroom, this book includes poems about famous explorers. Figurative language in this book includes similes and metaphors.

-Causes of the American Revolution with Smarties

Polka Dot Lesson Plans: Social Studies Menu - will need to adapt and clarify for students...but I really do like the idea of letting them choose how they want to present their project. Especially in social studies content.

Polka Dot Lesson Plans: Social Studies Menu {Tried it Tuesday}

Teach123 - tips for teaching elementary school: Native Americans: Research, Interactive Journals, Task Cards, More

The 13 Colonies: if you are studying the thirteen colonies, then this poster will fit right into your lessons.

The 13 Colonies Poster Activity

I was more than a little excited when I came up with this idea -Integrating math and social studies! #4th grade #math

French & Indian War | George Washington

French & Indian War

Use speech bubbles on famous paintings to get students thinking/writing! l LOVE this idea! - perfect to use with Strip Designer or Comic Touch!

Tip of the Week - Thought Bubbles on Photos

The Civil War in Four Minutes! Amazing. Probably the best thing I've seen in a long time. :)

Resolutions and the Revolutionary War

Ginger Snaps: Resolutions and the Revolutionary War

Civil War Interactive app - this might be good for 5th grade history

Civil War Interactive

If you study the pioneer days, you need this post! It's filled with crafts to make to make your unit come alive!

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

ABC's of the American Revolution - very nice Folded Table

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.