Lots of ideas here to help you organize a Wax Museum Biography Research Project. Awesome way to integrate social studies and reading and writing and the kids (and parents) really enjoy it too!

Lots of ideas here to help you organize a Wax Museum Biography Research Project. Awesome way to integrate social studies and reading and writing and the kids (and parents) really enjoy it too!

Are you looking for a meaningful way to integrate writing in your social studies classroom?  Try historical journals!  A great way to integrate narrative writing and history!

Classroom DIY: Pioneer Journals

Are you looking for a meaningful way to integrate writing in your social studies classroom? Try historical journals! A great way to integrate narrative writing and history!

Presidential "Powdered" Wig - we can't wait to try this (even though Washington didn't wear a wig, and powdered his hair instead)

Presidential "Powdered" Wig - we can't wait to try this (even though Washington didn't wear a wig, and powdered his hair instead)

Hands on is the best way for students to develop a deep understanding of how things work, and that's exactly what they will do with this exciting activity! Students will form the 3 branches of government and work together to propose, pass, and interpret laws for their school.

Hands on is the best way for students to develop a deep understanding of how things work, and that's exactly what they will do with this exciting activity! Students will form the 3 branches of government and work together to propose, pass, and interpret laws for their school.

Anchor chart for 13 Colonies: Great for middle school teachers, elementary school teachers and high school teachers when it comes to teaching US History.

Anchor chart for 13 Colonies: Great for middle school teachers, elementary school teachers and high school teachers when it comes to teaching US History.

Declaration of Independence: A Scavenger Hunt! - Mr Educator - A Social Studies Professional - TeachersPayTeachers.com

Declaration of Independence: A Scavenger Hunt! Students dive into the document

Declaration of Independence: A Scavenger Hunt! - Mr Educator - A Social Studies Professional - TeachersPayTeachers.com

Of course we needed to write the "My Side of the Story" pieces.  The students decided if they were a Patriot or Loyalist and why, after reading both If You Lived At The Time Of The American Revolution  and The Night the Revolution Began (which is about the Boston Tea Party).  We used tea to age the papers...which the students LOVED!

Of course we needed to write the "My Side of the Story" pieces. The students decided if they were a Patriot or Loyalist and why, after reading both If You Lived At The Time Of The American Revolution and The Night the Revolution Began (which is about the Boston Tea Party). We used tea to age the papers...which the students LOVED!

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