This assignment asks students to visit three websites, as well as find their own sources for new information regarding issues of global food security. I use this in my Global Issues course, but it could be adapted for both Social Studies and
Students create a poster that will be presented to the class regarding their assigned African Region. (this could be adapted to an electronic presentation, as well--I like doing posters so that I can hang them up during the unit in my
Brief powerpoint that introduces key ideas about hunter/gatherer societies. Guided notes can be found under the title: "Hunter Gatherer Societies Guided Notes" on TPT. The guided notes are $1.00
This powerpoint introduces the Paleolithic era,
This is an adaptation of the group game "Mafia".
Students are given context for McCarthyism (the Red Scare) and are assigned roles to play in the game. I assign roles by using a deck of playing cards, and handing out the cards to the students once
This activity is to be used in conjunction with Oral Testimony of immigrants who traveled through Ellis Island (link to testimony is included on the "Dear Teacher," page)
Students are asked to create their own "immigration story" with background
Overview of the Industrial Age in the US
Captains of Industry/Robber Barons
The Sherman Anti-Trust Act
The Role of Women
Students explore education as a human right, and research organizations that are currently working to provide education to all peoples across the globe.
This webquest asks students to access 4 reliable websites:
Concise introduction to Civil Rights in the 1950's, topics include:
-Plessy v. Ferguson and Brown v. Board
-Jim Crow Laws
-Civil Rights Leaders
Some pages have links to short Youtube videos as well.
PowerPoint contains information regarding home front issues during WWII:
Women in the War
Japanese American Internment
The Manhattan Project
The GI Bill
Powerpoint with "Map Basics"
Introduces students to:
-The for hemispheres
-Coordinates (with provided coordinates for student practice)
-Lines of Latitude
-Lines of Longitude
-Elements of a Map (key, compass rose, title...etc)
-Types of Maps:
A short and concise overview of the major causes of World War II:
-The Treaty of Versailles
-Hitler and the Nazi Party
-The Great Depression
This is meant to be an overview, not an in depth analysis. I use
Basic social studies skills overview.
Includes map skills, timeline practice, the 5 themes of Geography, and key vocabulary for understanding archaeology.
Overview and practice with guided notes.
**GUIDED NOTES AVAILABLE ON TPT UNDER TITLE "MAPS,
These notes accompany the "Overview: Maps, Timelines, Archaeology" PowerPoint
Covers basic social studies skills related to understanding maps, time, the 5 themes of geography and vocabulary related to archaeology.
Timeline chronicling key events of the 1960s (1960-1969). Made up of 21 events, each event page features a date, a short description, and an image to help students visualize events and people of the 1960's.
I use these in my US History class as a