Patriotic Agamographs for America and Canada. My very popular patriotic agamographs are fun and unique activities to easily integrate art into your classroom. I have included designs appropriate for Memorial Day, Veterans' Day, Independence Day (4th of July), September 11th (9/11), or most any patri
Main ideas and supporting details are HARD concepts, especially if you are stuck reading a long, boring article. :) So, when introducing main idea to my ‘BIG’ 5th graders it had to be interactive. In this hands-on resource, students work in pairs to differentiated between the topic, main idea, and s
Interactive Notebooks are all the rage in Language Arts and Math classrooms. (And rightfully so, they're awesome!). It's time we bring them to Social Studies! This kit will help you jazz up some of your geography/history/government/economics lessons and make them engaging and FUN! The 100+ activitie
Constitution Detectives. Your students will become constitution detectives and research the United States Constitution in a fun and meaningful activity. This is a comprehensive unit that includes questions about the Constitution. The questions are all referenced by the Articles and Sections within t
Make connections to classroom life and make it stick!
Teaching government and the Constitution to young students can be precarious and abstract, but it doesn't have to be! This thirteen page file includes resources to supplement your existing government unit or to launch meaningfu
American symbols patriotic coloring pages Interactive Coloring Sheets. This set of my popular interactive coloring sheets (with writing prompts) includes American patriotic symbols appropriate for September 11th, Memorial Day, Presidents' Day, Veterans' Day, 4th of July, Constitution Day and any Ame
Are you looking for a novel way to study the U.S. Constitution? Do you need an activity for Constitution Day?
This lapbook activity was designed for elementary students. The purpose is to provide a basic understanding of the Constitution. An attempt has been mad
Every year, I struggle with what to say to my students on September 11th. I don't want to scare or depress them, but I know they hear about it. I want to be the one to remind them of the heroes and hope that September 11th brought.
This paper bag book includes four different stories of heroism. Stu
U.S. Symbols - Learn about US Symbols AND tourist attractions while you tour around North America as The Traveling Tourists! Your students are going to have a blast touring around North America, passport in hand as The Traveling Tourists! This unit has everything you need to complete a unit of stu
Constitution Day printable reader with two versions of the book for differentiation and three comprehension checks - one asking for complete sentence answers, one for them to circle their answers and a true/false response. There are also cute certificates - for completion of the book. Please
Biographies are an excellent way to meet Common Core Standards for informational texts while integrating your Social Studies Standards. This unit has many possible uses. You can mix and match these 41 biographies by time period, social studies theme, or accomplishment. Some suggestions are: U.S. Pre
***Newly Updated in July 2017*** Learning about Life in the 13 Colonies couldn't be more fun! This pack has 20 differentiated reading passages, organizers, tri-fold brochure activity, unit test, flip book, map activities, vocabulary posters, case files on ten tradesmen of colonial times, comprehensi
Your one stop source for November reading! Inside are 20 November themed information text passages written at FOUR different levels. Use for Close Reading and/or week-long homework!
Informative, Relevant, Engaging, and Meaningful Reading!
20 Passages written a
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
This Oregon Trail simulation activity is meant to simulate what pioneers had to go through when they decided to travel the Oregon Trail, one of the longest trails in North America. Pioneers began their journey in Independence, Missouri, crossed the Missouri River, traveled through Chimney Rock, Nebr
**BEST SELLER** Students will use text evidence, research skills, and graphic organizers to learn about the Constitution and Bill of Rights. Teaching your students about these historical documents in U.S. history is essential. Students will have a better understanding of this highest form of law.
Yee Haw Buck-a-roos! It's time for some root-tootin' cowboy fun! This little writing craftivity is a great addition to any western-themed unit or just for fun!
*Writing Prompt reproducibles
*Oklahoma Land Run writing prompt
*Reader Response reproducible
*Cowboy Kiddos Craf
This mini-book activity is designed to be used to accompany your study of Martin Luther King, Jr. After learning about Martin Luther King, Jr. in class, or doing their own research, students will create a mini-book that contains important information about this important American figure. This activi
A great learning unit to teach American Symbols to your students! This learning pack includes the following:
American Symbols learning posters:
The Statue of Liberty
The Bald Eagle
The United States Flag
The Washington Monument
The Liberty Bell
The White House
DaisyDoggy presents: "Three Branches of Government Tree Craft Activity + Flipbook."
This craft activity is a great way to introduce, teach, or assess student's understanding of the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches of government.
Once all pieces of the tree are colored and cut out, the
Close Reading: This Close Reading - Biography Edition TAB-ITS® resource includes 11 rigorous passages that will work perfectly for your second or third grade classroom! Each nonfiction close reading passage incorporates essential skills to attack the common core state standards. The students wil
These interactive pages cover Native Americans. There are interactive pages for each region, along with individual tribes you may be studying. The templates are set up to be used with any tribe of Native Americans.
Food, shelter, clothing, natural resources, physical features, and the geography
This mini unit is all you need to teach your little ones about past and present! I created this unit for my first graders, but it could easily fit into kindergarten and 2nd grade curriculum as well!
In this packet you'll find several whole group activities and pocket chart sorts, independe
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!
Clipart is from Scrappin' Do
United States Symbols Unit
*American Symbols Student Books
-The U.S. Flag
-The Bald Eagle
-The White House
-The Statue of Liberty
-The Liberty Bell
- Washington Monument
- Lincoln Memorial
*American Symbols Display Posters
-The U.S. Flag
-The Bald Eagle
-The White House
This Branches of Government Pack is full of great activities and resources to supplement your social studies curriculum! This unit teaches about the Executive, Judicial, and, Legislative Branch. This is full of engaging activities, role-playing activities, worksheets, anchor charts
Did you know that on September 17th ALL teachers in schools that receive government funding are required to teach at least one lesson about the Constitution?
In the past I scrambled to find something to fulfill my obligation as Constitution Day ALWAYS snuck up on me. It seemed the same was true fo
The three branches of government are showcased in this interactive activity. This resource can be used to introduce the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches of the U.S. government or to assess students' understanding of the 3 branches of government. Students will read facts about how our g
American Revolution Causes: 16 Engaging Lessons for the American Revolution and Revolutionary War! Google 1:1 Compatible!
The Causes of the American Revolution Unit (Causes of the Revolutionary War) is included in the much larger American History Super Unit: Version 1/3, located here:
Louisiana Purchase, Lewis and Clark, & Sacagawea
This unit includes three very detailed passages- one about the Louisiana Purchase, one about Lewis and Clark, and one about Sacagawea- which can be used for close reading or informational purposes in Social Studies. I have also created comprehens
Warm Up Activities for American History
A complete school year's worth (over 120 slides!) of daily warm up or bell-ringer questions for American History! The slides start with Jamestown and the early colonies and continue through to 9/11, the Patriot Act, President Obama and even
These interactive pages cover the Revolutionary War. There are specific interactive pages along with generic templates for any person, event or battle you may be studying with the Revolutionary War.
The emphasis of the interactive pages are the causes, events, people, and results of the American
Have your students investigate the natural resources in the 13 colonies in this fun activity!
There are ten “crimes” in which your students are to solve by looking at the clues left behind and determine where the criminals are from. The evidence left behind at each crime scene is a natural resource
200+ pages of differentiated activities for learning about Texas! Download Preview for a detailed look of what's included, plus a FREE Texas Pledge Poster and Activity, "Read it, write it, paste it" Scrambled Sentence Page, and a copy of the Index.
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SEPTEMBER 11th Classroom Collaboration Poster: Each student colors one portion of the poster that when put together says, "September 11 Never Forget." Each piece of the poster has colors assigned to it and is in my Pop Art pattern style. This poster includes many variations to accommodate different
The first Thanksgiving is a November class favorite. These printables and activities allow your students to read, write and create the story of the first Thanksgiving in an interactive way that helps them learn a lot of non-fiction information fast...Just in time to take these keepsake books home to
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I created this product because I was in search of articles that I could read with my students for Westward Expansion, but I couldn't find exactly what I was looking for. These articles are based on the fourth grade curriculum that we
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
Use this activity and craft to create a memorable pennant banner for service men and women in your community as you celebrate Patriot Day and remember 9-11. String the banner together and hang this craft in your classroom and send it off to those that help protect and defend our country. The pennant
Westward Expansion: Poster Activity
Westward Expansion..... How the US moved West...
Let your students show what they've learned about their studies of Westward Expansion by using this 8.5 x 11 poster. This poster will look great hanging outside your classroom, and parents will e
These interactive pages cover American Colonies. There are interactive pages for New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Southern Colonies along with individual templates for any colony or group of colonies you may be studying.
The emphasis of the interactive pages are factors that shaped British colonial
Product Updated: 8-28-15 This 82 Page Unit Contains: 11 Reading Comprehension Passages for Close Reading, Homework, Assessments, Guided Reading and/or Social Studies. 100% Aligned to Common Core Standards.
This unit is designed to encourage students to cite textual evidence, stop and think about w
These interactive pages cover Explorers. I have a few specific interactive pages, however, most of the pages may be used for any explorer or country.
The interactive pages emphasize reasons, obstacles, and achievements of explorers and countries, as well relationships with Native Americans.
This Underground Railroad lapbook contains many interactive foldable items sure to keep your students' interest. An introductory PowerPoint presentation is also included.
WHAT DOES THIS RESOURCE INCLUDE?
1. Underground Railroad LapBook
As a great activity to be incorporated into
This American Civil War activity bundle contains some great activities, worksheets and printables to use in your social studies classroom.
Here is what included in the Civil War resource bundle:
→Teacher’s Tips (1-page)
→Group Activity Handout (8-pages)
→Civil War QR Codes and Sites (2-pages)
American Revolution Biography Research Posters - 28 American Revolution Heroes featured
These fun American Revolution biography posters provide a great opportunity to learn about the role these fascinating individuals played in the American Revolution.
I have marked these posters
Loyalist or Patriot? Opinion Writing Assignment
This two-day lesson plan includes all of the components you will need to have your students write an opinion piece on whether they would be a Loyalist or a Patriot in the year 1775, just prior to the American Revolution.
This file includes a lesso
Declaration of Independence Detectives. The purpose of this activity is to engage your students by having them become detectives and learn about the Declaration of Independence.
What is Included:
-Teacher Tips (2-pages)
-Introductory Handout (color and printer friendly; 2-pages
These interactive pages cover the Government. This bundle begins with the comparison of the Greek and U.S government and goes through the Constitution and the 3 Branches of Government.
Picture examples are included. I use these only as an example of how a page could appear. There are no answer key