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Grade This is also a great way to teach the election process. The class could create a ballot box and elect other students for class roles. I like how this teacher also integrated reading in government with the use of election books.

Alternative to wax museum

Love this idea! students pretend they are the main character. Biography Poster- This will really require students to KNOW what they have on their poster, not just write facts down :-) Could so be used for author studies or character analysis.

Lots of ideas here to help you organize a Wax Museum. Awesome way to integrate social studies and reading and writing and the kids (and parents) really enjoy it too!

Lots of ideas here to help you organize a Wax Museum Biography Research Project. Awesome way to integrate social studies and reading and writing and the kids (and parents) really enjoy it too!

Amazingly INTENSE interactive about life as a slave. Tons of problem solving scenarios.

flight to freedom online game - Underground Railroad and Civil War activity - Visit to grab an amazing super hero shirt now on sale!

Great clip of movement to help remember the responsibilities of each of the three branches of government

Great clip of movement to help remember the responsibilities of each of the three branches of government (total physical response)

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Creative Book Reports :: Biography Posters (Let's Explore)

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Are you looking for a meaningful way to integrate writing in your social studies classroom? Try historical journals! A great way to integrate narrative writing and history!

Classroom DIY: Pioneer Journals

Are you looking for a meaningful way to integrate writing in your social studies classroom? Try historical journals! A great way to integrate narrative writing and history! Instead of pioneer journals maybe American Revolution journals or titanic journals

biography in a pizza box

Biography in a pizza box project (could use for different subjects/topics)

Turn Your Classroom Into A Time Machine [Infographic]

This would be a great way to integrate technology. We could make all kinds videos but also watch videos on important events in history.

Underground Railroad Simulation

Underground Railroad Simulation - students visit different stations and roll dice to determine where to go next. They record their stops and discuss the questions at each station.