28 Student-Centered Social Studies Activities and Projects

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This bundle of 28 engaging and fun activities and projects will make social studies enjoyable and thought-provoking for your students. The activities and projects work with any social studies curriculum whether it’s ancient history, world history or United States history. As long as you teach historical figures, battles, historical periods, events, civilizations, countries, culture or geographic regions, you will find plenty of fun activities and projects in this 98 page bundle!

And best of all, your students will LOVE social studies! Thank you!

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All activities and projects include introductions, requirements, and rubrics!

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Hero or Villain?
Use this when teaching about controversial historical figures. Also includes two planning guides.

Travel Brochure or Video
Use this when teaching about a capital city, a region, country or civilization. Also includes ten-step guide to using Photo Story.

Classroom Debates
Use this when teaching about controversial issues, leaders or events. Also includes debate strategies, debate structure, 3 planning guides and a ballot sheet.

Create a Currency
Use this when teaching about cultures. Also includes two pages of student samples and four pages about the U.S. currency.

Help Wanted Ad
Use this when teaching about social groups or jobs in a country or civilization.

Talk Show of Historical Figures
Use this when teaching about people with different viewpoints, perspectives or philosophies.

Create a Board Game
Use this when teaching about culture, civilizations or countries.

Write a Cover Letter
Use this when teaching about social groups or jobs. Also includes a template.

Create a Visual of a Social Structure
Use this when teaching about social pyramids. Also includes an explanation of student roles and a one-page student reflection sheet.

Compare and Contrast Two Historical Periods
Use this when teaching about the similarities and differences between two historical time periods. Also includes a planning guide.

Timeline of a Historical Period
Use this when teaching about any time period in history.

Geography Projects: Real Estate Advertisement or Commercial
Use this when teaching about the geography of a region. Also includes advertising strategies.

Skit on Culture and Daily Life
Use this when teaching about any culture of a country or civilization. Also includes an explanation of student roles and a one-page student reflection.

Choice Projects of a Historical Figure
Use this when teaching about any historical figure. Students can create a movie trailer, scrapbook, farewell speech or illustrated epic poem.

Biography Poem
Use this when teaching about any historical figure.

Report Card of a Civilization
Argumentative Writing Assignment. Use this when teaching about a country or civilization. Also includes a list of ideas for writing interesting topic and concluding sentences.

A Superhero: A Historical Figure
Use this when teaching about any historical figure.

Training Manual Booklet or Photo Story
Use this when teaching about a social group or a job in a country or civilization. Also includes a ten-step guide to using Photo Story.

Postcard: Similarities and Differences
Use when teaching about a culture or civilization.

National Archaeologist’s Inc. Magazine Cover
Use then teaching about artifacts and ruins of a civilization.

Birthday Invitation for a Party in a Geographic Region
Use when teaching about any geographic region or area.

Pep Talk
Use when teaching about a battle, war, revolt or rebellion.

Festival of Achievements & Discoveries
Use when teaching about the achievements and discoveries of a civilization or country.

Discoveries and Achievements Awards Ceremony
Use when teaching about the achievements and discoveries of a civilization or country.

Biography Book Jacket Cover
Use when teaching about any historical figure.

Emails / Inbox Project
Use when teaching about any historical figure. Also includes an example of a historical figure’s inbox and a student reflection.

Battle Skits
Use when teaching about a battle or war.

Campaign for a Leader
Use when teaching about a president, king, emperor or other political leader.


Please Note
Handouts are fully editable to meet the needs of your classroom, students and teaching style. I hope your students enjoy these activities and project as much as mine do.

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28 Student-Centered Social Studies Activities and Projects
28 Student-Centered Social Studies Activities and Projects
28 Student-Centered Social Studies Activities and Projects