Teach politics in class and live to tell about it. Ideas for middle and high school social studies teachers.
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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
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.
A Reggio-inspired provocation that encourages students to look closely at the Statue of Liberty. Great for your unit on American Symbols!
Quick and Easy Social Studies Ideas - Teaching to Inspire with Jennifer Findley
Easy poppy flower craft made from cupcake liners. Few materials needed! @Pint-sized Treasures| Easy recipes + Parenting + Preschool Activities+ Marriage Help
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.
These history videos for kids cover the four year history cycle--ancient, medieval, early modern, and modern. This gallery of videos is absolutely amazing!
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.
Topographic Map Activity - middle schoolers would LOVE permission to doodle all over their hands!
Starting Out with Sentence Stems- This post has ideas for using sentence stems in math, social studies, and science. | The Science Penguin
Manipulatives in Social Studies - Social Studies Success Blog Post
Paper bag houses - Neighborhood/Community Unit
Social Studies Success: Frayer Model - Vocabulary Instruction
Balloon Globes that are perfect for Open House. Back to School activity. Social Studies project.
Writing Across the Curriculum for Social Studies Teachers- fun totem pole writing activity!
Teaching government systems with gummy bears. This is just too great. They can even eat them after!
Classroom Freebies: Women's History Month Biography of Sally Ride
underground railroad quilt code