Super Social Studies Man

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Super Social Studies Man
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"The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next." ~Abe Lincoln
 
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This project asks students to work both individually and with a group to develop a travel package for a fictional celebrity traveler (see Preview file). Students will research various world locations, write a persuasive paragraphs about the
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This is my favorite lesson/activity/simulation of the school year. I use it to introduce the causes of the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl, but it can be used to teach a lot of important lessons. It is perfect for looking at boom and bust
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Students love performing and watching classroom skits and plays. This is a play written in the format of a TV news broadcast, but it is taking place around the turn of the 20th century. It looks at some of the problems our country was facing (child
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This is a description of what is expected from student council members in a middle school. I provide a bullet list of responsibilities and expectations for President, Vice President, Treasurer, Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, and
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Included is a lesson sequence, a two and a half page skit script, and six follow-up response questions. I have used this lesson with great success as one of the very first lessons I teach when teaching the American Revolution. The story of the
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This is a simple, but fun, mad lib that would be great when discussing weather and climate.
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Do you study the history of immigration to the United States? Do you discuss current events or the current immigration debate with your students? If so, you certainly should include a look at the anti-immigrant attitudes that many Americans held
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This lesson asks students to use primary source documents to discover the many challenges the Lewis and Clark expedition encountered. It is set up as a science experiment would be set up. Students begin by making a hypothesis about the challenges
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This is a fun activity that asks students to work together as a team to identify human and physical characteristics of a place. It is designed to be used with students working in small groups, but could be modified for students to complete
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This activity presents the difficult decision Robert E. Lee faced at the start of the Civil War, and asks students to read sections of Lee's letters to understand his decision and reasons. The letters also present Lee's attitudes towards the Union,
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Here is a form I use periodically to review with my class the rules and procedures of the classroom. It allows them to reflect on their own behavior and the class as a whole. They score themselves and the class on how well they feel they are doing.
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I use this activity when studying The Declaration of Independence. Kids get to pick an issue that is important to them and, in the style of the DOI, declare what the problem is and possible solutions. It is good for meeting common core standards
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This activity helps students understand what the multiple intelligences are all about in a fun, engaging lesson. It helps them figure out their own strengths and weaknesses by asking students to work with a partner on 8 different tasks. Each task
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Here are six short articles relating to different aspects of Abraham Lincoln's life. They can be used as a jigsaw activity or as a general resource. It is written at a 4th to 7th grade reading level. It could also be used as a modified "research"
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Here is a writing assignment that uses the RAFT strategy to get students writing about Civil War Reconstruction. On this document there are four different prompts that students can choose from. Each prompt puts the student in a different role, has
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When reading the book Bull Run by Paul Fleischman, students are each asked to record important details about one of the characters in the book and then create a poster demonstrating their learning. This purchase provides a form for them to record
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Here is a fun mad lib that can be used around Valentines day. I made it for my middle school students and would suggest it for either middle school or high schoolers--probably not elementary students. Enjoy.
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This is a one page text describing the purposes of the Colonial Tavern. I have used it when reading the novel "My Brother Sam is Dead" since the tavern is a key part of this story. It includes a short (5 question) "quiz" that checks for
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Here is a writing assignment that uses the RAFT strategy to get students writing about the Age of Invention. Students love the choices this assignment provides and it really allows them to have some fun while writing and showing off what they have
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This is a structured activity that allows students a chance to share their opinions on a variety of different controversial topics (of the teachers choice). Students work in pairs to rotate around the class to various topics, share their opinions,
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