Vocabulary Project

Rated 5 out of 5, based on 8 reviews
8 Ratings
Integrated Social Studies
Grade Levels
9th - 12th
Resource Type
Formats Included
  • PDF
5 pages
Integrated Social Studies


This Social Studies Vocabulary Project is my favorite project and is the EASIEST project your students will ever complete. This project utilizes my Social Studies Vocabulary which is free in my store - be sure to download.

This is a print and go resource! You do not have to prep anything before presenting this to students. Print pages 3 and 4 (hopefully on front/back to save a tree) for your students and review the instructions and easy grading rubric.

But what exactly is it?

This is an open-ended vocabulary project. Your students need to use 50 vocabulary words from my Social Studies Vocabulary list but they can create any project they want. By allowing students to make their own project the words are more meaningful and will stick with them when they are done.

This project works well for students who didn't enter your class with a huge social studies vocabulary, ELL students, or as a way to boost their grades before the big winter break. The bonus is your students will showcase their personalities and you get a little more insight into who they are and how they learn. Win-win!

What are some of the kinds of projects your students created?

  • I had a handpainted recreation of an ancient text that pretended to illustrate life and rituals of a lost civilization. It was the most amazing project.
  • A group integrated my favorite football team into explaining their vocab words.
  • One student created a rap song.
  • Two students wrote a really funny story about a president and his life before the presidency.


What's Included:

  • Project Instructions
  • Rubric


Want a vocabulary activity you can use throughout the school year? Get my Social Studies Vocabulary Puzzles.

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Total Pages
5 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
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