Updated to include Civil Rights.
Want a unique type of assessment for Social Studies? Integrate literacy across the curriculum! Have students summarize what they have learned by writing an acrostic poem. This set aligns with Georgia's 5th Grade curriculum but would be perfect all the way up to high school! A practice activity and modification suggestions for English Language Learners are provided.
An example and template for the following topics is included:
The Civil War
Turn of the Century
The Great Depression
The Cold War
War on Terrorism
See how creative you students can be! This could be a group project, learning station, or homework assignment. The possibilities are endless!