This connecting themes unit will get your students thinking about the major themes throughout society. This engaging unit has students using inquiry based strategies to answer and "think through" questions. **This connects directly with the NEW Georgia Standards of Excellence for Social Studies.
Includes - EQs, big Ideas, step-by-step lesson plans, and activities to go along with them.
Lesson 1: World without rules – students discover the importance of education, law enforcement, money, food/clothing/shelter, medical and health, government, and employment in a functioning society.
Lesson 2: Real world connections – students discover the reason for community change and how they relate to the 8 themes.
Lesson 3: Location – students see how location affects the production and distribution of goods and services in a society.
Lesson 4: Conflict – students explore different means of conflict resolution and come to understand that change will nearly always be a part of this process.
Lesson 5: What if I lived – students use a graphic organizer to answer questions based off how a location can affect them.
Lesson 6: Debate – students debate on what they can or cannot do based on the “say so” rule and why that is a good and bad thing.
Lesson 7: Technology sides – students understand the good and bad side of technological advances.
Lesson 8: Smartphone Zombies – students discuss their opinion of the photo and phenomenon.
Lesson 9: The crowd – students realize the impact (good and bad) of a group or institution.
Lesson 10: Business is Booming – students find out how location can affect profit.
Check out the unit to follow - The American Revolution Unit!
American Revolution: The Unit