Social Studies Management & Ideas

Teaching ideas and classroom management resources for history, geography, and social studies.
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Teach politics in class and live to tell about it. Ideas for middle and high school social studies teachers.

WeAreTeachers: Teach Politics in Class (And Live to Tell About It)

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5 Ways to Teach Social Studies when you just don't have time

5 Ways to Teach Social Studies When You Don't Have Time - The Applicious Teacher

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7 Easy Ways to Support Student Writing in Any Content Area | Cult of Pedagogy

7 Easy Ways to Support Student Writing in Any Content Area

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This would be a very fun activity the first week of school! Teacher says a statement (ex. Switch sides if you like hot dogs more than pizza.) and the students either stay or move. The kids could also talk about why they did/didn't move. Fun!!! #backtoschool

Switch Sides if...

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Have you ever want to learn something, like history, economy, science? Crash Course is a free learning channel on YouTube with many courses for kids and adults, and they just added a new channel specially designed for kids: Kids Science. Great learning resource leveraging the new technology, for school supplements, or for homeschool.

YouTube Learning Series from Crash Course | iGameMom

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A Reggio-inspired provocation that encourages students to look closely at the Statue of Liberty. Great for your unit on American Symbols!

American Symbols

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Quick and Easy Social Studies Ideas - Teaching to Inspire with Jennifer Findley

Quick and Easy Social Studies Ideas - Teaching to Inspire with Jennifer Findley

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Easy poppy flower craft made from cupcake liners. Few materials needed! @Pint-sized Treasures| Easy recipes + Parenting + Preschool Activities+ Marriage Help

Easy Cupcake Liner Poppy Craft » Pint-sized Treasures

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First grade anchor chart: rotate vs. revolve.

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Hear Politically and historically important speeches at this searchable audio archive...I love that when you click on an historical figure, there is a brief biography followed by best known speeches.

WyzAnt Resources

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These history videos for kids cover the four year history cycle--ancient, medieval, early modern, and modern. This gallery of videos is absolutely amazing!

History Videos for Kids | Brookdale House

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Going West on The Oregon Trail. Making covered wagons in the classroom.

Mrs. Hasenauer's Classroom

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Ordinary People Change the World- Book Series Review- One of the best book series for helping young children understand historical mindsets and events that changed America and it's people.

Ordinary People Change the World-Book Series Review

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Intro to Historical Thinking | Stanford History Education Group

Intro to Historical Thinking

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Topographic Map Activity - middle schoolers would LOVE permission to doodle all over their hands!

Topographic Map Activity

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Starting Out with Sentence Stems- This post has ideas for using sentence stems in math, social studies, and science. | The Science Penguin

Starting Out with Sentence Stems

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Manipulatives in Social Studies - Social Studies Success Blog Post

Manipulatives in Social Studies

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Paper bag houses - Neighborhood/Community Unit

First Grade Architecture

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Social Studies Success: Frayer Model - Vocabulary Instruction

Frayer Model - Vocabulary Instruction

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Balloon Globes that are perfect for Open House. Back to School activity. Social Studies project.

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15 Games for Teaching History - Year Round Homeschooling

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Writing Across the Curriculum for Social Studies Teachers- fun totem pole writing activity!

Writing Across the Curriculum for Social Studies Teachers

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Teaching government systems with gummy bears. This is just too great. They can even eat them after!

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Classroom Freebies: Women's History Month Biography of Sally Ride

Women's History Month Biography of Sally Ride

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underground railroad quilt code

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