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Great questions to use during every Social Studies lesson!

The 4 Questions You Should Ask During EVERY Social Studies Lesson

Some great questions to add into every social studies lesson. These questions challenge students to think critically about historical events, and can help build a style of analytical thinking to apply when they interpret modern events as well!

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Making the Social Studies and Literacy Connection

Corkboard Connections: Social Studies and Literacy Connections - Two great informational texts and two freebies to use on Constitution Day!

Informational Reading 1: "Classroom Crime Scene" Instead of just reading the historical story, have the children interact with it by bringing it to life. This teacher used the Boston Massacre and gave her students video clues. Something far less violent could be used as well. I liked the idea of bringing the history to life and letting the students interact with it as opposed to just hearing it.

This document contains an art/image analysis with questions of the Boston Massacre as engraved by Paul Revere. The Boston Massacre image analysis A

6th Grade Social Studies - 5 Themes of Geography Foldable Examples

GMS Grade Social Studies: 5 Themes of Geography Foldable Examples This is for grade but our graders could make a foldable like this for each region of the U.

Being a social studies teacher (and former language arts teacher), I have always taught my share of writing but over the years the focus ...

Being a social studies teacher (and former language arts teacher), I have always taught my share of writing but over the years the focus .

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History is. a teacher created this to go into students' social studies binders. (The teacher) was looking for a good, but simplistic, way to explain what history is and why they should care.

Interactive Social Studies Notebook Kit - FREE - these look really fun!

FREE The printables in this sample are perfect for the "Reflection" side of your students' Social Studies Interactive Notebooks. They are very easy to use with any lesson, most grade levels or topic. From Brain Wrinkles FREE

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Learn how to use inquiry circles in Social Studies class. Great for reviewing topics, and teaching the Common Core.

How to Teach the Standards through Social Studies Inquiry Circles

Need some social studies project ideas? Learn how to make Social Studies more engaging for your students with inquiry circles. Inquiry circles reinforce social studies standards while teaching the research process. (Grab the free social studies project