Looking for a great way to start off your social studies that combines both content and get-to-know-you activities? Try out a Pop Up Museum! Pop up museums are a trend where people bring in artifacts about a certain theme and display them in a non-traditional location.
This pop-up museum has a theme of getting to know you and serves as a great introduction activity! Students bring in items that "tell their story." I use it to introduce history as a story that we will be exploring throughout the year. Students display their items and participate in a gallery walk to interact with other exhibits.