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Sensational Social Studies

Sensational Social Studies

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G. Washington's teeth

Picture book biographies of great Americans !

We the People! | Parents |

Runaway Rice Cake- great book (like Gingerbread Man) that takes place during Chinese New Year. Includes an easy recipe for Nian Gao!!

Nian Gao: Chinese Sticky Rice Cake Book and Recipe

FREE!! It's a Small World - Continent Study!....Follow for Free "too-neat-not-to-keep" teaching tools & other fun stuff :)

Lucky to Be in First!: It's a Small World!

A Day in a Colonial Child's Life - YouTube

Very cool idea for a venn diagram. The profiles are of a past president with the current president and the student can compare and contrast using the image as a diagram. I could do this at the beginning of the year for students to get to know each other...

Digital Vaults is one resource you won’t want to miss. This is an amazing site for anything about U.S.History.  The ability for teachers and students to create their own collections using items from the National Archives makes for endless learning opportunities in the classroom. Teachers & students can then create posters and movies with their collection. Click on “create” at bottom of screen to begin using this tool.  Amazing site with wonderful educational opportunities for students to create

Maps and Globes free

BBC - History For Kids....If you teach history of any need this site!

ideas for FREE field trips - some great virtual field trips, like the White House and the Underground Railroad

Visit the White House via the Internet Printable (4th - 8th Grade) -

Virtual Field Trip - Guardian's Egypt - CyberJourney To Egypt

The 3 Branches of Government in 3D!!

BIOGRAPHIES - activities to use when studying ANYONE. I designed this unit to enhance the study of idividuals. The activities can be used as part of a genre study or within the content areas. I have also used them with author studies and have had the children complete them as autobiographies about themselves.

Doing a social studies interactive notebook next year. This site is great for that!!! AND I love how the students write the learning objective for each activity

Social Studies Google Earth Landforms Project-Students find examples of landforms using Google Earth and present their results to the class.

envelope book.

Lovely Landforms Writing Station

A mini unit to teach students about the election process (perfect with the upcoming election!)