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School Social Studies

A Writer's Resource - 16 Types of Governments - Writers Write

13 colonies, King George, American Revolution, Sons of Liberty…amazing@

Schoolhouse Rock! A great way to explain Thanksgiving to the kids

Faith Ringwald Project -- had 3rd graders do this last year for Veteran's Day but I think it would take less time for 5th grade so they would have more time to write their tributes in the white spaces. They had a really great reception at our public receptions for the veterans.

Susan B Anthony pummeled and arrested for attempting to vote in 1872. She was fined 100 dollars for registering to vote.

The American Revolution Lapbook Cover by hurrayic, via Flickr... more pictures of the insides, too! Follow the "older" arrow once you get there!

I LOVE THIS! I'm doing it this year for sure...what a cool way to integrate Social Studies into the core subjects.

There's a Map on My Lap!: All About Maps

Chinese New Year Crafts. China: The kinders really liked making these Chinese slat books. They were amazingly captivated by copying the characters. Recommend...but beware, very fiddly for the teacher to tie them up.

ARTHUR | Past Presidents | PBS KIDS...perfect to show for President's Day

Civil War Quilts ~ 53 blocks with stories and tutorials

Greek City States and Land Use

Today's Document from the National Archives - this website posts a primary document from each day that corresponds with the current date on the calendar. This not only exposes students to primary documents and could spark discussion, but also makes history seem more relevant. This could be a good site to build activities for people who finish projects or tests early. This would ensure that students are still learning valuable historical information, but would not be seen as an extra assignment.

ARTHUR | Past Presidents | PBS KIDS...perfect to show for President's Day

FLYING OVER AMERICA. This is flippin fantastic!!! Real film + animation for a look at our great country like you have never seen before. You will love it. Enjoy :))

China Virtual Tours Great Wall

Brilliant. Kids will be able to relate to this. Especially awesome for the ancient history unit we'll be doing.