Social Studies is a subject that encompasses several disciplines of study, referred to as “branches” in these activities.
This packet includes:
a basic lesson-plan with details on teacher prep for the activities and directions for students;
an introductory, sorting activity to get students thinking about the branches;
a chart to record the branches, their definitions, examples, and an image/symbol for each;
a vocabulary-based art activity that asks them to apply their understanding of the branches (which can become a colorful, student-created bulletin board for the beginning of the year!);
a chart that can be returned to after each unit/civilization/culture of study to deepen their grasp of the disciplines;
and a quiz that you can use to assess their understanding of the branches.
Start the school year off right with students understanding what this wonderful world of Social Studies is all about!
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