Team Building in Social Studies: A Free Spiral Studies Lesson

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History Gal
Grade Levels
6th - 7th
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10 pages
History Gal


This Social Studies Team Building activity emphasizes communication skills needed in a social studies class that utilizes partner, group, and team work. Students will work on communication by instructing a partner to draw a specific secret image using only directions about how and where to move the pencil. The activity is followed up with an analysis of how communication improved on each attempt and what they learned from the experience about speaking and listening in a collaborative way.

Check this out! This resource can be taught alone or as an integrated theme across subjects! As you know, integration leads to greater student engagement, deeper understanding, and higher-order thinking skills for our students. However, coordinating integration across multiple subject areas can be quite an undertaking. That’s where Spiral Studies comes in. We’re a group of TpT teacher-authors and we’ve combined our expertise to make absolutely turn-key integrated units for you and/or your team. If you’d like to turn this lesson into an integrated unit we’d suggest working with your team (or independently if you teach multiple subject areas) and checking out the Spiral Studies team building FREEBIES in each of our stores.

This Free Download Includes:

• Social Studies team building Lesson Plan

• Teacher tips for set-up with pictures

• A variety of student-friendly printable worksheets

• Integrated TEAMWORK Bookmark Activity (1 of 4 parts of the bookmark included. See the other stores for 3 other FREE bookmark printable sheets!)

About the Integration Option

The teacher-authors from Math Giraffe, Kate’s Classroom Café, History Gal, and Brain Waves Instruction have teamed up to create engaging, rigorous, and interactive integrated units that can be easily implemented in middle school classrooms. We call them SPIRAL STUDIES. A FREE teamwork activity for each subject area can be downloaded in each one of our stores. Included with each FREE download is one part of a teamwork bookmark that can be used following a cross-curricular day of team-building fun!

Where can I get the other subject area lessons to go with this?

FREE ELA Teamwork Activity

FREE Math Teamwork Activity

FREE Science Teamwork Activity


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