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Social Studies Projects for Any Historical Topic - Great for ANY Time of Year

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6th - 8th
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As the weather is getting warmer, your students may be eyeing the window more than their textbooks and daydreaming about the beach more than their worksheets. If that's the case, it's time to re-engage your students with these 36 creative, student-centered and engaging projects that can be applied to any historical topic or historical figure that students are learning about in your classroom. These hands-on projects will appeal to many different types of learners and will get your students excited to show off what they learned in class!

Each project comes with detailed directions and requirements, along with rubrics.

The following projects are included:

- Biography Poem

- Movie Trailer

- Speech

- Book Jacket

- Poem

- Scrapbook

- Board Game

- Hero or Villain

- Talk Show

- Timeline

- Report Card

- Redesign the Dollar

- Festival Brochure

- Awards Ceremony

- Birthday Invitation

- Newspaper Project

- Superhero

- Movie Poster & Synopsis

- Email & Inbox

- Magazine Cover

- Campaign for a Leader

- Postcard

- Commercial

- Pep Talk

- Illustrated Journal Entry

- Holiday

- Student Lesson Plan

- Children's Book

- Social Structure Visual

- Real Estate Ad or Commercial

- Class Debates

- Help Wanted Advertisement

- Daily Life Skit

- Travel Brochure

- Training Booklet

- Applying for a Job

Feel free to check out my related resource:

Interactive Notebook, Entry and Exit Tickets for Any Historical Topic

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148 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for reflection and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Conduct short research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question), drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions that allow for multiple avenues of exploration.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
Develop the topic with relevant, well-chosen facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.


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