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Autobiography Island - Shake up how you get to know your students. could be a good way to introduce a mini lesson/assesment on map skills

1st Grade Learning Stars: Children's Engineering: Long Ago and Today

link art works to locations on a world map as they are introduced this year

Learning about maps for kids. Putting kids right into the map, and using a meaningful map, is a wonderful way to introduce mapping skills!

Design Your Own Amusement Park - great mapping review project - my students LOVE this! ($)

Story Timeline -- love this idea! Kids draw about each chapter after you've read it aloud.

"Where in the world?" lesson plan with 13 page freebie (map skills, geography) #firstgrade #freebie

I did this with my 4th graders this year. It was very interesting to see what they came up with.......Creating 3-D Paper Sculptures With Kids | Make and Takes

Farm Animal Paper Bag Puppets - Teacher’s Marketplace, the online marketplace for teachers, by teachers, with original educational digital resources, lesson plans, worksheet, printables and more!

Free! Life In Communities Vocabulary posters!

One Extra Degree: Search results for Communities

Fun For First: maps, I like beginning with me on the map and then using the Three Little Pigs story to make a map.

Architecture through brown paper bag buildings!

Free Printable download - paper town with houses, cars, and people! 18 downloads and more to come. via SmallforBig.com

Our Changing Times - Past and Present Social Studies Unit product from DragonfliesinFirst on TeachersNotebook.com

"We Are Family: A Social Studies Mini Unit"

50 old fashioned games for kids (indoor, outdoor, no electronics). Such a thorough list.