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Are you nervous about your first day back in the classroom? Are you a new teacher? Is engagement lacking in your classroom? Do your students say, "Ugh this again?" under their breath when given a warm-up? Do you just need fresh ideas? Well, here at Social Studies Studio we got you covered!
This activity pack is a must-have for all social studies teachers who teach grades 4th grade -12th grade. By purchasing, you will get 25 NO PREP activities that you can implement daily to either kick start your class or close it out! We guarantee these activities will keep your students engaged and wanting more! In fact, these activities have actually been successfully tested in classrooms and left educators feeling like rockstar teachers!
Please read below for a brief description of each activity.
No Prep Pack 1:
"This Day in History" - This activity provides you with steps on how you can make historical events fun.
"Today in Technology" This activity is a great way to expose your students to new advances in technology.
"Fact of the Day" This activity is a fun activity that you can do at the start or the ending of class. Kids will enjoy having an activity that will leave them talking about historical facts with family and friends.
"What the Event" Need a cool way to share with your student's current events? This activity has got you covered.
"Look Closer" This is a great prediction activity that will challenge your students to use their high-order thinking skills to answer a series of questions.
No Prep Pack 2:
"The Five Themes of Geography Relation" This activity requires students to read different articles and show their understanding of the 5 Themes of Geography through a highlighting activity.
"Who Said That?!" Students will be challenged to read and analyze a historical quote.
"When Did This Happen?!" Students will view a picture and look for clues to help them guess what time period the picture was taken.
"Play that Song" Teacher will search for a political song in history and play it for their students. After students will be asked to participate in an activity related to the song.
"What's Going on?" This activity will require students to participate in a bi-weekly journal activity.
No Prep Pack 3:
"Newspaper" Teacher will provide a newspaper article and ask their students to participate in a writing activity.
"Magazine" Teacher will pass out the Magazine handout (this is included) to their students and require them to write an article.
"Website" This activity will require a computer and challenge students to create their own website.
"Brochure" Teacher will pass out the Brochure handout (this is included) and require students to use the handout to create a brochure.
"Biography" Teacher will provide a video using the recommended site link provided. Students will then complete a writing prompt activity.
No Prep Pack 4:
"Comic Book" Teacher will pass out the Comic Book handout (included) to students and require them to complete a comic book activity based on a topic they are studying.
"Movie Poster" This activity requires students to take out a piece of paper and create a movie poster depicting a scene of a topic they are studying.
"Gallery" Teacher will print out a series of pictures related to an upcoming unit and have students predict the next unit based on the pictures.
"Diary" Students will write participate in a weekly first-person writing assignment.
"Compare/Contract"Using the Venn Diagram (Included) students will compare and contrast ancient civilizations with their own.
No Prep Pack 5:
Snapchat: The activity uses Snapchat to create a presentation.
Google Reverse Search Engine: The activity uses pictures to serve as a form of research and learning.
Facebook Live: Uses Facebook as a way to provide a lecture.
Bitmoji: Challenges students to express themselves and participate in a community building activity.
Screen-cast-Tutorial: Requires students to use screen recorder software to deliver a presentation to their peers.