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two manilla folders and staple the back cover of the first one over top the front cover of the second one. This makes four sections for gluing learning materials.

from Teachers Pay Teachers

The World - A Globe Craftivity for Social Studies

THE WORLD - A GLOBE CRAFTIVITY FOR SOCIAL STUDIES - a fun way to study the continents and major water bodies $

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Wax Museum: Biography Research Report and Event

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

This girl has the best ideas! Such a cute way to get students to summarize their chapter books!

from gricefullyhomeschooling.com

What's a Unit Study and a Lapbook? {How-to

What's a unit study and a lapbook

from Around the Kampfire

Tomie dePaola and a Strega Nona Freebie

Gallery of Character Traits- Students draw portraits of the main characters and write character traits on the back of their "canvases". Tomie dePaola Author Study on Teacher's Notebook.

I love this landform activity and it could be easily adjusted for any landforms we study in the habitat unit. This could also be a good take home kit because the materials are simple but the project could be helpful with an adult.

from Education.com

Create a 'Wants and Needs' Poster Activity

Wants and Needs Poster! 1st Grade Economics Activity for Social Studies.

I love teaching American Symbols. They are concrete. Students LOVE learning about them, and if you have the right stuff your student's literacy and thinking skills will go through the roof! This unit is CRAM-packed with everything you will need to teach American Symbols including 3 assessments! Your face is going to hurt from smiling so much as you teach this unit, fill up your grade book, and watch your students blossom in front of your eyes. That's what happens every year for me!