*This product is part of my Back to School Beginning of the Year Activities: HUGE BUNDLE*
*This resource is part of my Back to School Beginning of the Year Activities: Community and Social Studies Bundle*
30+ social studies activities for the first weeks of school.
All pintables, resources, and examples included.
*Black and white versions available for easy printing*
Hi teacher friends,
I created this pack after my first year of teaching when I learned (the hard way) just how vital the first few weeks of school are.
I realized I needed to really get to know my students, but I also learned I wanted to use the time in the first few weeks to allow my students to explore and learn important concepts in all subjects. There are a variety of great activities to do in the first few weeks and social studies are PERFECT for building community and teamwork.
With that in mind, I created this pack. I didn’t want to create a bunch of time-fillers either.
All activities are designed for you to get to know your students, but also to allow them to see how social studies should look. With this approach, students will learn that social studies is fun, that they are responsible for their learning and constructing their own knowledge, and that social studies will look different for each and every one of the but they are all still part of a classroom community.
The following activities are found in this pack
1. Social Studies Goals
2. Social Studies Class Attitude Survey
3. What Makes a Good Historian?
4. Family Trees
5. Find it on the Map with Food! (U.S. Edition)
6. Find it on the Map with Food! (World Edition)
7. Ethnicity Flags
8. Family Coat of Arms
9. Classroom Quilt
10. Classroom Recipe Book
11. Class Constitution
12. Dream Vacation Research
13. Food From Around the World
14. Famous Buildings in History Models
15. Fishing for Headlines
16. The Five Components of Social Studies
17. History Scavenger Hunt
18. Classroom Timelines
19. State Symbol Collage
20. American Symbol Art
21. Write a Letter to the President Writing Activity
22. Write a Letter to a Solder Writing Activity
23. United States President Matching Game Activity
24. The Nobel Peace Prize Craftivity
25. Proclamation Writing Activity
26. Design Your Own Postage Stamps
27. Social Studies Writing Prompts 1
28. Social Studies Writing Prompts 2
29. Social Studies Picture Books
30. Social Studies Chapter Books
I hope you love these activities as much as I do!
Thank you so much!