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Social Studies

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Walk (and Learn) Like an Egyptian - Use the myths of Egypt as a springboard for literary discussion and expression. #socialstudies #lessonplan

Walk (and Learn) Like an Egyptian

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Read All About It! - Use today's news to make history relevant while creating lifelong learners. #socialstudies #lessonplans

Read All About It!

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Why You Should Teach Social Studies in Elementary School - Four reasons why elementary school teachers should teach social studies, despite our high-stakes testing culture.

Why You Should Teach Social Studies in Elementary School

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Everyone Wants to Be President - How can you help your class understand the breadth of duties and the challenges of being the leader of the United States?

Everyone Wants to Be President

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Women's Many Paths to the History Books - As we celebrate Women’s History Month, it’s important to show young women that various female historical figures paved very different ways to the history books.

Places Where Women Made History - Using places can help students identify with the history-making women associated with them. #socialstudies #WomensHistoryMonth #lessonplans

Places Where Women Made History

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I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot By the Taliban - Use the contemporary story of the youngest nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize in order to teach the power of autobiographies.

Civil Disobedience from Antigone to Hunger Games - Study the concepts and practice of civil disobedience through fiction and nonfiction texts. #socialstudies #lesson

Civil Disobedience from Antigone to Hunger Games

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Making History....Literary - Connect the #CommonCore ELA standards with #history by employing a balanced #literacy approach to #reading. #socialstudies #languagearts #lesson

Celebrate Make a Difference Day on October 26, 2013 - Join millions of volunteers around the world by uniting for a common mission to improve others' lives. #communityservice

You don't need to be a museum curator to bring artifacts into the classroom; part two of a series on approaching social studies as a group of historians. #history #lessonplans

Creating Historians Part Two: The Grab Bag

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How allowing index cards on tests can empower critical thinking; part one of a series on approaching #socialstudies as a group of historians. #history #lessonplans

Big Challenges for Children of the World -- International Children's Day (celebrated on June 1st in the U.S.) offers a glimpse into the issues that children around the world face because of poverty, war, or poor medical care. #socialstudies #lesson

Invention of the Tricycle - Appreciate the power of the pedal by learning about the #history of the tricycle during National Bike Month. #socialstudies #lessonplan

nesting map jars! earth, continent, country, state, city - great ideas!

Compare past and present forms of written communication with a fable to guide your pupils in discovering the benefits of various forms of written communication. #SocialStudies #lessons

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the Most Meaningful Way - Lead your class on a journey into the past, so that they understand the true meaning of what inspired this holiday. #history #socialstudies #lesson

The Wonders of Ancient Civilizations - Bring excitement and interest to your social studies with a unit on ancient civilizations. #social studies #lessons

The Wonders of Ancient Civilizations

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The Power of a Project - Project-based learning is an innovative, hands-on approach to creating a meaningful learning experience for 21st-century learners. #socialstudies #lessons

The Power of a Project

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Me on the Map- there is a book to read along with this social studies activity

The Effects of Blogstalking

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  • Srelekha Mukerji
    Srelekha Mukerji

    great idea !

#Science #SocialStudies This is a great hands-on activity to tie Social Studies into science. Students can make comparisons between a penny and the Statue of Liberty, and then investigate why the statue is green.

Second grade Social Studies activity: Create a Texture Map

Oral Tradition: Facilitating Education through Verbal Tradition - Bring oral tradition into the classroom to engage learning and facilitate best practices. #social studies #lesson plan

Oral Tradition: Facilitating Education through Verbal Tradition

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"We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude." ~ Cynthia Ozick November 11th offers the chance to teach children gratitude for the sacrifices made by service men and women. Veterans day lesson plans.

The Importance of Honoring Our Veterans

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Great cross-curricular lesson! Combine art and social studies!