Social Studies Lesson Plans contains the following classroom lesson plans created to be used in Social Studies classes:
Lesson Plan: Women’s Suffrage Movement
Subject: Social Studies
Description: This is a thematic unit about the Women’s Suffrage Movement. In this unit we will study how the women’s suffrage movement helped bring about the Nineteenth Amendment. What roles did women play in the nation’s history before the movement? What new opportunities did women gain in education and employment? Before reforms, women were considered second class citizens and played a very restricted role in society. The students will learn that women were unable to vote. Many women demanded a say in making the laws that affected them. Besides working for the vote, women struggled to gain access to jobs and education.
This lesson plan contains the following: Description, Teacher Preparation, Student Preparation, Materials, Activities and Procedures, Assessment/Evaluation, Follow-up Activities, Historical Role Play Rubric, Video Production Rubric.
Lesson Plan: Famous People
Subject: Social Studies/Language Arts
Description: This is a biographical study of people who have made significant contributions to society. Students will research these people (Internet, encyclopedia, library, etc.) to determine what qualities these people possessed that enabled them to achieve their goals. Students will then take an introspective look at themselves to try to determine what qualities they possess that are similar or dissimilar to the people studied and what qualities they may wish to nurture or acquire in themselves that might aid their personal growth.
This lesson plan contains the following: Description, Materials Needed, Teacher Preparation, Student Preparation, Assessment, Follow-up Activities, Famous People - Examples, Research Report Rubric.