Paper bag houses - Neighborhood unit!
Polka Dot Lesson Plans: Social Studies Menu Neat ideas - will need to adapt and clarify for sure!
Life of George Washington video from Scholastic
A great idea for teaching kids about the important place they play in their community. This helps to build a sense of identity and purpose. I would tweak it a little though so it doesn't look like they are the center of the universe
FREE Maps and Globes - A Printable Book for Introducing Map Skills
A helpful list of engaging and illustrated social studies texts aligned to the CCSS.
First Grade Geography Worksheets: Reading a Map Worksheet
Cute touch-using a house shape
Tastes Around the World Party for Back to School! This is a simple party idea to introduce kids to countries and cultures around the world!
Learning About Landforms - YouTube This is the best video I found for landforms, the boys actually were interested in it.