A 5-week unit on “Night” by Elie Wiesel that can be taught in either ELA or Social Studies, including learning objectives, teaching tips, Common Core State Standards, a student packet, graphic organizers, activities, vocabulary quizzes, and unit exam. All answer keys are included in this 113-page product. $24.00

cool social studies website.

Tips & Tricks Teaching: Upper Elementary / Middle School Reading Freebies Vocab study graphic organizer

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Check out these 3 key ideas about the CCSS for parents. This is great to hand out to parents on back-to-school or conference nights!


This critical-thinking activity asks students to determine who was responsible for the Holocaust and to what extent they are guilty of crimes against humanity, then create a circle graph in which they assign the person(s) responsible the percentage of responsibility they should bear for the Holocaust. I have used this activity with huge success following "The Diary of Anne Frank: and "Night" by Elie Wiesel. Learning Objectives, Teaching Tips, and Common Core Standards included. Free

Blog post about teaching the research common core standards through Social Studies. Includes FREE resources! by One Stop Teacher Shop.

Common Core meets Bloom's.

Engage your students with labs that immerse them in history!!!

WOW! This site has a massive list of book units that all come complete with online or printable chapter tests and activities with pictures and/or links. This makes it so easy to put together a literature unit study around a book. Titles range from Magic Tree House books to Hoot to The Indian in The Cupboard and so on.

Interactive Notebooks: Social Studies Resources. Big package of resources includes foldables, graphic organizers, templates, and printables!

Another graphic organizer for essay writing. This one has great tips in the margins.

Unit Lesson Plan: Civil War Lesson Plan, Project, and Activities Answer KEY Common Core ELA History Social Studies Standards Met: 1,2,4,7,Thi...

Looking for an easy way to integrate ELA Common Core standards with science and social studies? These 20 task cards include simple tasks that requi...

Okay just found this site. You can type in your own information in for the Cootie Catcher.It works from Powerpoint. I made one for Social Studies vocabulary. Great way for the students to practice vocabulary words.

I will be using these for our American History this year!! I was looking for a "1 page report" type page and this fits the bill!!

Here are some great ways to teach many common core standards through Social Studies inquiry circles. A great way to do research projects in the classroom!

Social Studies Notebook

Each divider/tab is a different Common Core Standard. Put printables in sheet projectors and pop it into the right section/standard in the binder. Who knew that the 26 tabs from Avery would be a PERFECT fit?

iHeartLiteracy: Reflective Questions for Responding to Common Core Texts