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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 :)
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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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 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
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:
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
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
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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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
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
**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
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
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
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
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
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
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.)
****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
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
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 inclu
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
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
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
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.
Let's meet the helpers in our community! This unit is filled with supplemental activities to engage your students as you explore the world of community helpers! In this unit, you will find: hands on activities, arts and crafts, song and game ideas, math and language arts printables, and so much mor
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This interactive notebook was created to comply with the TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills) for 6th grade social studies
Map skills are reinforced through practice with these task cards.
Included in this product are:
24 multiple choice task cards to help students practice their map skills
Recording sheet for students to record their answers
Answer key so that you or the students can check their work
Some ideas for u
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 Patriot Day literacy bundle is designed to sensitively teach children about the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001 through a variety of differentiated literacy resources. Our heroes of 9/11 should never be forgotten. It is designed to be differentiated to meet the needs of the varying le
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.
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!
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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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 gen
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 So
These French and Indian War doodle notes engage students while encouraging them to use both hemispheres of their brains for better retention and, of course, for more fun.
*Teacher directions (2 pages)
*French and Indian War doodle notes with blanks for students to
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
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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Rural, Urban, and Suburban Communities are explored in this product which includes worksheets and fun foldables for each type of community.
This product includes all the templates required for the rural, suburban, and urban foldables, along with additional worksheets and information on the community
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 res
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 pur
Ancient Greece Mini Books Info
This pack includes 4 different mini books about the influence of ancient Greece on America's government, architecture and the Olympic Games. There is a mini book on:
-Ancient Greece: The Root of Democracy
-Ancient Greece: Architectural Influence
It's the Law! 2nd Grade Social Studies Government Unit
This 5-day unit plan includes:
-Day by day lesson plans for the teacher
-Non-fiction/expository reading comprehension page on how bills become laws (answers require student to find and color-code text evidence for each question)
-"If I Could
Social Studies Interactive Notebook: 52 fun and highly engaging foldables, posters, supply list, and so much more! You'll never go back to your old INBs after this!
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