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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 supplement
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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First Nations and Early Settlers unit! Created for the new Ontario curriculum!
This unit is designed to supplement your teaching of the First Nations and Early Settlers/Pioneers portion of the new Onta
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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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 kno
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 stud
Maps and Globes.....and landforms too! Before you read about this notebook, let me tell you about my SS interactive notebook bundle....For a limited time, I am offering this notebook pack in a bundled pack with all of my other social studies notebook packs at a reduced price. You c
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
American History - Civil War and more: 4th - 5th Grade Social Studies Interactive Notebook with Passages and Activities.You and your kids will LOVE it!! 13 passages and activities. I designed it for 4th - 5th grade, but you can use it with higher grades if you are covering the sam
Interactive Notebooks are a wonderful tool for providing hands-on experiences for learners! This Social Studies unit is no exception. The packet is easy to use for both student and teacher.
It addresses and includes foldables, cut-outs, and guide sheets for:
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 American History Graphic Organizer pack is the perfect resource for any teacher who teaches elementary or middle school US history classes. It takes a whole year of curriculum and condenses it down to the most important pieces of history to help you
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 includ
Little Thinkers Social Studies is a complete curriculum specifically for Kindergarten. It's everything you need to introduce, teach, practice, and assess your kinder friends. It is cross-referenced and aligned to the main topics of Kindergarten Social Studies Standards.
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 gener
This bundle includes 30 original passages to practice language arts skills, and they are all based on 4th grade Texas history TEKS. The topics have been carefully selected to begin at early Texas history and progress chronologically to the 21st century.
Each passage has six revising and editing qu
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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 min
**Revised to include Canada and Province terms!!**
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 t
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 pag
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 Illustratio
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).
Cardinal Directions Task Cards are used to reinforce the skills students need to know for reading maps, using cardinal directions, and learning geography skills. This task card set uses the cardinal directions north, south, east, and west. Students will use the map ‘Bentley Communit
Social Studies Interactive Notebook for Kindergarten to teach Labor Day, Columbus Day, National Symbols plus 28 fun and highly engaging foldables, posters, supply list, and so much more! You'll never go back to y
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 exper
Colonial America Interactive Notebook Unit
This is a complete interactive notebook unit with assessments for the Colonial time period in the United States. Activities including graphic organizers, maps, and other interactive pieces. The interactivities are created to support stude
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
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
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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
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 BL
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
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: M
Help your students make real world connections with WANTS and NEEDS with these real-life pictures for sorting and NO PREP printables!
Please click the PREVIEW button above to see everything included in this unit.
Wants and Needs unit inclu
Ancient Greece Interactive Notebook is a 395 page unit with 17 lessons on Ancient Greece starting with the geography of Ancient Greece and what it’s like to live in an Ancient Greek city-state, all the way to Alexander the Great and the spread of Hellenistic culture. Each lesson takes 1-6 days to c
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 Vacatio
This package contains a variety of handouts, worksheets, a lesson idea, and an activity to help teach students map skills such as scale, cardinal and intermediate directions, types of maps (planimetric, thematic, topographic), and basic map elements (legend, title etc.)
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.
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
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 we
A worksheet containing questions that can accompany any current events news article. Students may select their own article, or teachers can print the article they wish to have the students evaluate. I developed this worksheet for use in my own 8th grade Social Studies class. This exercise helps stu
Put a hands on twist on a typical and sometimes "boring" social studies topic. Resource can be used in multiple ways. Students can work independently, in partnerships, or small groups.
Foldable (picture example included):
Students create a foldable insert for their social studies interactive not
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.
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This interactive notebook was created to comply with the TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills) for 6th grade social studies
****SIMPLY SOCIAL STUDIES - FIRST GRADE ****
UNIT 2 - Families & Communities
What is Simply Social Studies all about?
Simply Social Studies is a Social Studies curriculum that covers grade appropriate concepts and objectives for First Grade. (Kindergarten is a
Why Study History? Students learn why we study history in an engaging way!
In this highly engaging lesson, students understand the importance of studying history from examining the words of 12 influential people (John F Kennedy, Pearl Buck, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Mahatma Gandhi, Michael Crichto
~*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