Interactive notebooks are a great way to make learning fun and provide students a reference place for the skills they have learned. This interactive notebook will help you teach all of your primary Social Studies content. It also includes some Canadian content. T
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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Are you looking for a biography research report that puts students in charge of their learning? Students "become the person" during the culmination event wax museum or classroom speech with this fun biography project.
Students gain access to my website collection of 125+ web pages of famous peo
This little booklet includes 5 crafts for Presidents' Day. Templates are included for: George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Liberty Bell, Bald Eagle, and American Flag. I added an extra page for the White House if needed, but I didn't make a template for that one. Enjoy!
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This is an economics unit for second grade that is aligned with Second Grade Common Core Social Studies Standard E.1.1-1.6. This unit includes almost everything you need to teach this standard. There are lesson plans for you, a student book, a study guide, a test, a take home project with a parent
Middle Ages Pack - The ultimate package of assignments / projects related to the Middle Ages. Includes six different activities!
Recent feedback "These are fabulously designed projects that are incredibly engaging activities for students. I can't provide enough positive feedback".
Update: a rubric to evaluate your students on their project
This packet is a fun way for kids to research and show what they have learned about a person they have researched. It is a creative way to meet the writing standards for research for all of the elementary grades. Of course, speaking and li
Looking for a way to brighten up your habitat unit? Use this adorable and fun craft template. It's especially great for a jungle or rainforest unit, but can also work for the redwood forest as a forest ranger. You can also use it as a craft to go with your learning about scientists- just cut the bo
Have your students demonstrate their learning of Math and Social Studies personal financial literacy standards by making this fun file folder book!
I use this book to integrate student learning among both subjects for these Texas TEKS:
*3.9C identify costs and benefits of planned and unpl
This pack will take you through necessary mapping skills and the study of continents and oceans. It is filled with many hands-on, collaborative learning opportunities as well as individual work.
Included with this unit are:
• Section 1: Mapping Skills
• Getting to Know the Compass Rose
• Map our
Students will be highly engaged with this project-based learning unit! I have included a step by step guide in order to make this unit a success. Planning sheets, photos, and descriptions are included so that the implementation is smooth! Students will choose a good or service to make and sell.
Set the stage to engage!
This unit is a great way to organize a classroom or school-wide election! Students will conduct playground polls, run polling centers, campaign and learn what it's really like to vote in an election--- hands on! :) Please read the following description to
This packet gives you directions to make the cutest Johnny Appleseed! All measurements and patterns are included plus a map so your students can record everything they learn about Johnny "Appleseed" Chapman. This cute project will look adorable hanging in your classroom. Also included are sentenc
This mini unit and craftivity is to help introduce the seven continents. Here is what you get...
21 Vocabulary Cards (for pocket chart or word wall)
*Each card has a picture for ELD and Beginning Readers
*Words included: Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, Antarctica, North
This is a great economics and Project Based Learning unit for any time of the year; everyone loves chocolate! This is the perfect economics unit for primary students with a yummy Chocolate Shop theme. Students can work collaboratively as they create their own chocolate bars. YUM!! And, it will go
American Lapbook Project for Social Studies
This American Lapbook Project for the US States contains all the instructions, templates, and pictures needed to create the 6 page lapbook shown in the thumbnails. Please download the free preview to see larger pictures of what's included in this PDF fi
This download contains the following items:
â€¢ President's Day glyph with completed example, full-size patterns, materials list, and directions
â€¢ Cute glyph key printable
This and many more President's Day resources are available in my unit "Celebrating President's Day."
Have fun learning all a
Informational Writing ~ U.S.A. Symbol Research Project: With this informative writing research project students will research and write about government buildings, statues, memorials, symbols, songs, and oaths. Then they'll create a patriotic report booklet to share! This would be a great project fo
This map skills lapbook has tons of foldables and loaded with interactive learning! Students in my classroom are crazy about lapbooks and they have done significantly better on assessments since I started using them. Included in this lapbook:
4 tab map vocabulary foldable
Compass Rose fo
Countries of the World - 100 Points Country Assignment for Social Studies
This 100 Points Country Assignment allows for differentiation by giving students over 25 different ways to amass 100 points while researching a particular country.
The file includes a student information sheet, 3 pages of
This Unit was designed to teach young children about three different Native American tribes.
There is a booklet for the Iroquois, Sioux, and Hopi Tribes. Each booklet can be copied two per page. They come with assessment pieces. There are directions on how to build a comparison graph for the thr
In this 48 page unit you will find many resources to help you in teaching Westward Migration to your students.
A 24 page student booklet
Lewis and Clark Biography Research Activity
Pack Your Wagons Activity
Pony Express Postage Stamp Activity
Westward Migration Study Guide with answ
This packet contains materials to complete a fun and exciting speaking and listening project (in school or take-home) using international folktales. 20 international folktales are included and have been re-written in kid-friendly terms by me! The directions include creating audio recordings of each
All About Me activity. Your students will LOVE creating this All About Me Lapbook during the first few weeks of school!
This All About Me Flip Flap Lapbook is a complete project that will have your students' heads and hands busy having fun and learning at the same time.
This unit is PERFECT for
Social Studies Map Skills Activity: Design own country. This activity has students use their creative minds to design their own country and then hide a treasure for another classmate to find. Students must meet certain requirements for this project, such as having a certain amount of cities and incl
***Now revised to include a NEW supplemental pack and my dinosaur-themed Bloom's Taxonomy posters! This 114 page best-seller is sure to be a favorite in your classroom!***
This resource is an excellent accompaniment to a study of dinosaurs, archaeology, paleontology, prehistory, etc. In "Dinosa
In this research assignment students research different gods, goddesses, creatures and humans from Greek Mythology. I had my students work individually at home and I had them pick names from a hat. You can have them work in groups and do it in class using laptops if you wish. Some of my students pre
I use this explorer organizer during our unit on early explorers of the New World. Students spend time investigating explorers and then complete an investigation page for each explorer. When finished with the pages, they create a title page and I bind the pages together to form a book. Enjoy!
Use this biography Interactive Notebook to study biographies of famous people. In this fun and engaging social studies or reading activity, students can learn about the characteristics and elements of biographies. I’ve provided 36 different activities for students to study about a famous person in h
SUITCASE for Holidays Around the World
This file includes directions and embellishments for creating a darling Holidays Around the World Suitcase using a 3-pronged folder.
12 country flags and 2 different passport stamp pages are also included. Use the countries listed on the completed passport p
Students will create a construction paper Native American Indian to display their writing. Simple instructions, patterns, and writing template included. This will jazz up your Thanksgiving Bulletin Board or compliment an indepth study of Native Americans.
This product is guaranteed to make kids, p
This project includes the following:
*Lesson plan --two or three days to complete.
*I CAN statements identifying the major water and landforms in the United States. Check boxes are included as bullet points in front of statements.
*Student project title cards to put on top of each map (glue finishe
Get ready to dive into the world of biographies! This 42-page packet consists of tons of goodies for studying Famous Americans - biography style!
The following pages are included in this great resource:
-Table of Contents
-General Overview on how to make the most of this unit
UPDATED FALL 2016! MythBusters is a very popular American television show. Each episode focuses on two or more common myths or beliefs and tries to scientifically determine if the myth is true or false. If it is false then the myth is "busted." The idea of testing and busting myths can easily be app
Johnny Appleseed Interactive Book with Craft Cover
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This region report poster template and rubric is ready for classroom use. Most intermediate grades learn about the regions of the United States. This region report poster is an easy template for the kids to report on regional facts and add a pop of color to your hallway display too. After completing
This is a 10 day unit on Creek and Cherokee Indians. The unit is correlated to Social Studies Georgia Performance Standards.
Included in unit:
*21 colorful pages that can be projected for whole class instruction. Covers all GPS on Creek and Cherokee for 2nd grade.
*10 Days worth of teacher directio
This unit includes lesson ideas and activities in an immigration study. In the study of immigrants, students create suitcases, "pack" their bags, write a personal account story of an immigrant, dress up like and immigrant, and participate in an Ellis Island Simulation (Coming to America celebration)
Introduce students to all 100 North Carolina counties by placing them correctly on a map. This is a project my students love, and the end result is always a great keepsake! Directions and tips for how to use this product are included.
During this project, students will:
This is a thorough "Texas European Exploration" Unit correlated to the Texas 4th Grade TEKS 4.2A,B,C,D,and F. With this unit, I have included a background lesson on European exploration as well as thorough timeline and timeline activity. Also included is a set of writing research
S.T.E.M. activities may seem daunting when teaching young children. This is a STEM activity that I created for my students to do in September around Johnny Appleseed's birthday when we are having Apple Day. I like to include literature, reading, and writing into my STEM activity so that I can incor
This unit was created for one week of whole group guided reading and writing. The theme for the week is ELECTION. The focus reading strategy is main idea and details, although there is SO MUCH more included. Each day a different story will focus on comparing and contrasting either characters or text
Ancient Egypt WebQuest - Helps students explore Ancient Egypt through websites that feature interactive games, activities, videos, and text. Students go on an "ancient expedition" that will keep them engaged and motivated. My students have enjoyed doing this project as an independent activity or p
This Country Report project or task is a wonderful learning experience for all students!
I teach in a multiage classroom of 1-3rd graders so I needed to make this report writing easy, so all our students could learn and get the idea of how to write a report. I first have the students collect the d
This 151 page set includes all materials needed for students to write a story and publish a 22+ page book as if they were traveling the Oregon Trail. There’s lot of components to this fun and motivating project so keep reading! See the 5 page product preview to see what's included. :)
This Black History Month Project is perfect for February!
The students will read about and research a famous African-American. The information will then be used to create a Cereal Box Biography.
Included in this item are:
- A List of 50 Famous African-Americans
- Student instructions/directions
Calling all Georgia 4th grade teachers! This project is for you (and others, of course). This Native American diorama project is all you need to send home with students. It focuses on the six regions/tribes that we cover in Georgia (or more specifically, Gwinnett county AKS)..Arctic (Inuit), Plai
These 20 no prep, fiction and nonfiction Interactive Reading Comprehension Flip Book Reports are great for the busy teacher who is looking for a fast, easy way to incorporate research and book studies into their classroom.
These easy-to-implement interactive reading compr
This amazing project can be implemented into any unit as a fun way for students to demonstrate their learning! Let your students show off their creativity in creating a superhero or supervillain out of a historical figure you have learned about.
My students have turned Harriet Tubman into "Moses t