Doing a social studies interactive notebook next year. This site is great for that! The students write the learning objective for each activity.- Want to do this for science next year. (Note link to science site)
A mini unit to teach students about the election process (perfect with the upcoming election!) Students hold primaries and a general election while persuading their classmates to vote for the best candy in the "Chocolate" or "Chewy" parties.
SOCIAL STUDIES: 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