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This file contains 9 Powerpoints to enrich your study of Christmas Holidays Around the World. Please know that it is not possible to include every fact about every holiday in every country. These fun supplementa
Learning about community will be an interactive and memorable experience as your students create a keepsake scrapbook full of their own drawings, magazine cut outs, photos, and more!
Activities and pages included in this rockin' project:
1. Adorable cover page :)
The concepts of "wants" and "needs" are important for kids to learn early on, and this activity pack is exactly what you need to teach this lesson! It's designed for the primary grades, although it can be used in the upper grades, as well. Your students will have a blast!
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This Long Ago and Today Social Studies unit helps students understand how their lives relate to things and events long ago. Students are asked to compare and contrast today and long ago and sequence events. This unit includes a strong home and school connection.
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Do your students struggle finding information on famous historical figures for their biography reports? Do you have technology in your classroom that could help students with biography research, but aren't sure how to get all of your students to access the websites they need? This tool allows stude
Do your kids know where they fit into the world? Have your kids make these flip books with a brass fastener to help! Color copies and Black and White copies included.
I have also added Province for my Canadian friends!
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This social studies unit will give you everything you need to teach your students all about how and why roles and responsibilities change.
*All About Rules
*Rules at School
*Rules at Home
*Cause and Effect of Not Following Rules
*Rights and Responsibilities
This is a Project Based Learning (PBL) activity! Great resource for teaching Landforms and map skills in your Social Studies classroom! What could be more fun than creating your own island to hide your pirate treasure? Have your students design their own Treasure Map and Island while using their know
Thanksgiving Activities Free I Have, Who Has Game - This Thanksgiving activities game is big enough to be used with a class, but can also be used for small group, centers, morning warm-up, etc. This is a fun game that can be used during Thanksgiving time.
There are a total of 31 game cards include
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Martin Luther King, Jr. ~ This amazing unit has an informational power point and ELA activities all included in a ZIP file for you. BONUS ~ We just added TWO mini
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Your students will have the option to create either a circle or rectangle Me on the Map Project. I've included all clipart, templates, etc. for you to do this project. Please download the preview for a look at the projects you can complete with th
This Communities Resource Pack is meant to enhance your existing unit! If you are looking for an activity or project to spruce up your community unit this might be just what you're looking for.
In this pack you will find the following:
-A List of Literature Recommendations
-My Community Illustration
This "All About Italy" booklet can be used for a very basic country study in lower elementary grades! Each page contains a basic fact and related illustration! All graphics are in an outline format so that it's ready to be colored like a mini-coloring book.
This coloring booklet gives all the genera
This resource includes a biography of Rosa Parks written on 3 different reading levels, 1 page of text dependent questions (perfect for class discussion and/or writing prompts) and 1 page for students to complete independantly (using evidence from the article to support their answers).
2nd Grade Social Studies, 3rd Grade Social Studies: All Year Curriculum
A Year of Social Studies! Grades 2-3
Would you like a program that engages your students in an ongoing, authentic project that integrates every Social Studies strand in the context of building your own class town?
This 109 page
If you're studying about life long ago, this experiment is perfect for your kiddos. Watch students' amazement as they make their own butter in this activity. This is also a perfect activity to do around Thanksgiving time.
This download includes a student recording sheet, an answer sheet (with experi
This is a great piece to have while teaching Immigration. I have created two different options for you but they both use the same flip flap books.
The first thing you can make is a lapbook which is shown in the bottom right of the picture. This is made with file folders folded into a portfolio. It c
Communities unit for 1st grade social studies! Teach your students all about communities and community helpers using this comprehensive unit! Topics included in this unit include: Urban, Suburban, and Rural Communities, What is a Community? What are Community Helpers? What is a Community Leader?
250+ pages of differentiated activities for learning about 11 different habitats and homes! Ocean, arctic, desert, plain (farm), rainforest, city, forest (deciduous and coniferous), mountain, beach, pond, grasslands (savanna). All sorting cards and pocket chart pictures come in COLOR option and BLA
Help your students make real world connections with WANTS and NEEDS with these real-life pictures for sorting and NO PREP printables!
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Wants and Needs unit includ
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This is all you will need to teach all about Maps and Globes.
This unit will cover the following topics :
Words to Know
What are Maps and Globes
Map Key or Symbols
This is a mini unit that I created to teach my students about the past, present and future.
Each activity has been created to be placed in an interactive notebook.
Included are activities on:
The Present/Modern Day
I have also
There is no better way to teach about maps then by integrating social studies, language arts and math.
This mini unit contains:
Identiy land, water and the seven continents
Draw a map of your bedroom
Identify North America, your state and city
Identify north, south, east and wes
This is a family social studies unit for the primary grades. Included in this unit:
-Read Aloud Suggestions
-Can / Have / Are Chart
-Family Portrait Page
-My Family is Special - Writing Activity
-Family Tree Project including Parent Letter
-My Family Tradition - Writing Activity
-My Family Vacation
JUST UPDATED!! This unit features 5 activities about rights and responsibilities in our community and school. It could be used anywhere from Kindergarten up to 2nd or even 3rd grade. Included in this set:
-Posters with definitions and examples
-Rights and responsibilities bubble map- Students give
This unit on timelines starts out with basic ones and moves to more challenging ones. High student interest with timelines on candy bars, toys, and birthdays! It's set up as a "We do" then "You do" teaching style, where the teacher does some of the timelines WITH the students to guide their learning
This geography unit bundle contains:
-7 interactive notebook activities (compass, globes, maps, world map, vocabulary, grid map notes, making a grid map)
-4 lesson resources (compass, compass rose, geography parts of speech, Snowmen at Night grid map)
-1 Me on the Map Project (flipbook with pages: My
We are moving west!
This is a fun and interactive unit plan that is approximately 15 days long. The length of the lessons vary because your time available each day will vary. You will find worksheets, foldables, sorts, an ABC vocabulary book and an end of the unit assessment.
Research 25 different scientists and inventors - assign one to each student, or follow a group study format where everyone studies the same person. If you keep interactive journals, the flip-flap tri-fold booklets are a good option. If you would prefer a poster format, I have included that as well. T
Primary students are introduced to the three types of communities by friendly letters from Mia, Lucy, and Sam! This unit is made interdisciplinary by the friendly letters students will write at the culmination of the unit! A formal assessment is included, as well!
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Communities and How They Change Over Time
This Unit Contains:
• Communities I Belong To
• Types of Communities (Urban, Rural, Suburban)
• Communities Sort (Urban, Rural, Suburban)
• Communities Past and Present (Change)
• Communities Past and Present (Change)
• Technology of the Past and Present Sor
This mini unit focuses on some pretty specific skills in our district's learning expectations.
There are 3 main lessons that have whole group discussion/activity as well as an independent writing piece.
This mini unit covers:
-How families change over time
-How families are alike and different
This "All About Ireland" booklet can be used for a very basic country study in lower elementary grades! Each page contains a basic fact and related illustration. All graphics are in an outline format so that it's ready to be colored like a mini-coloring book.
This coloring booklet gives all the gene
~*Long Ago and Today -
Past and Present -
I use it for the following:
Comparing and contrasting- using a Venn Diagram.
Fluency - using poetry
Writing - facts we know
Following directions & info pack about the past and present
Interactive notebook story that is 7 pages.
Sort - glue and draw
Johnny Appleseed Paper Bag Puppet
Celebrate Johnny Appleseed with this Great Puppet.
Johnny Appleseed Day is March 11. Johnny Appleseed's Birthday is Sept. 26. This puppet can be used to role play Johnny Appleseed's story.
A K/1 Social Studies unit all about technology from the past and present:
* “Technology Changes” student book (p. 3-11)
* Now and Then t-chart (p. 12)
* Now and Then coloring sheet (p. 13)
* “Technology in the Future” class book (p. 14-15)
* Technology “I Have! Who Has?” game (p. 16-17)
* Past and
Sarah, Plain and Tall is a winner of the Newbery Medal. It is a great story to accompany any literature or social studies unit about pioneers and settlers.
This packet was created in order to be used as a guided reading book or a read aloud. There are student pages with answer keys that are most
Social Studies Interactive Notebook 1st Grade on Ben Franklin, Character Traits, Continents, Oceans and more! 27 fun and highly engaging foldables, posters, supply list, and so much more! You'll never go back to your old INBs after this!
This "All About Anarctica" booklet can be used for a very basic continent study in lower elementary grades! Each page contains a basic fact and related illustration. All graphics are in an outline format so that it's ready to be colored like a mini-coloring book.
This coloring booklet gives all the
This flip book has students sort modes of transportation into three categories: land, air, and water. Students color and cut 9 pictures and glue them under the correct flap. When finished, students have an interactive learning tool!
Directions with pictures is included in the download.
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Anything and everything you need to complete a unit on maps and globes. Includes anchor charts, activities, interactive notebook pieces, foldables, songs, and more!
-Compass rose activity
-Me on the map activity
-Maps and Globes song
-Creating a map activity
This mega-pack is a bundle of 14 of my country booklets for lower elementary grades! These booklets would be a great resource for younger students who are learning basic facts about countries around the world.
Each of my country booklets are also sold SEPARATELY for $3.50 each. However, if you purc
This social studies mini unit covers the three branches of government for primary grades. It is designed to last one week. It includes:
Vocabulary words (can be glued into a journal of reference)
Vocabulary words work sheet
All About Our Government Booklet: includes questions about each p
You are receiving an 8 page reader which includes both the color and blackline versions.
This emergent reader is written to appeal to young students in the latter part of Kindergarten ..and also for First Grades. Perfect to help facilitate talks of important African American people like Rosa Parks a
This is the second set of biomes and landforms backgrounds. The images included in this set are: canal, canyon, cave, cliff, delta, glacier, gorge, gulf, island, isthmus, mesa, oasis, peninsula, plateau, lake, river, rocks, sand dunes, swamp, valley, waterfall
Social Studies work teaches about our daily life. Seasons and climate are a big part of that!
In our work on Social Studies we look at how all the strands affect our daily lives. Geography/climate, economics, government, cultural traditions and even history all shape decisions we make in daily life
EDITABLE SLIDES ADDED FOR GOOGLE CLASSROOM™! This country travel brochure is a great informational text resource for use in a presentation of a country research project. In this editable country travel brochure, I've included a front and back trifold template. I've also included country Internet reso
Social Studies: Map Skills : Students will recognize and illustrate knowledge about map symbols,map keys, cardinal directions, map parts, globes, and location of United States, Virginia, and Richmond. Includes 13 printables.
Keywords: SOL 1.4 , Maps, Globes, Geography, Map skills, rose compass, fi