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By The History Cat
Are you sitting on the couch thinking: 'my students are bored with worksheets but I just can't think of anything that is fun and engaging'. Well, let us be your social studies Muse. This Social Studies Rocks product gives you 20 ready to use
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Civics, Economics
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Games
$6.99
53 ratings
3.9
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By The History Cat
Dig deep into the nature of two of the world's most influential religions. This activity includes a 2-3 page reading about the essentials of Hinduism and Buddhism, essential questions. a crossworld puzzle, and a culminating lap book activity with
Subjects:
World History, Religion
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Lesson Plans (Bundled)
$4.99
40 ratings
3.9
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By The History Cat
Persuasive writing rubric is written to the student using language that guides them through the process. Well suited for 6-10th grade students and students who struggle with monitoring their own writing.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Rubrics
FREE
34 ratings
3.9
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By The History Cat
This 21st century style investigation is a great way to introduce the Renaissance and the concept of humanism. Students will be challenged to use their logic as they view slides of art, architecture, and music in order to make the determination "Is
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, World History, Middle Ages
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, DBQs
$3.50
14 ratings
3.8
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By The History Cat
Finding Water in the Middle East CTL presents students with a short reading on the water issues (irrigation, water conservation, dams) in the region. Students then must take on the role of government planners in deciding issues like the best way to
Subjects:
Environment, World History, Geography
Grades:
6th, 7th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), DBQs, Assessment
$3.00
6 ratings
3.6
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By The History Cat
Hands on simulations are the best way to learn history. In this investigation students take on the neolithic age (very easily adaptable to other eras of history too) as archaeologists who have discovered a lost civilization. With only physical
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Simulations
$7.99
$5.99
8 ratings
4.0
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By The History Cat
The thing that makes a historian’s job so fascinating are those murky events that have morphed into legend and myth over many centuries. One of the most enduring mysteries is that of Marco Polo and his fantastic journey to Cathay (China) in the late
Subjects:
Social Studies - History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), DBQs, Fun Stuff
$4.99
6 ratings
3.9
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By The History Cat
In this project, students trace the history of every day items-- like soccer or potatoes-- in a storybook intended for a fictional elementary audience. The Cultural Diffusion Storybook is a fun way to reinforce the concept that trade promotes the
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Projects, Cultural Activities
$3.99
2 ratings
4.0
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By The History Cat
Companion activity to the free web resource Go Social Studies Go (.com), This bundle pack includes 12 pages of quotes, essential questions, and activities centered around life in ancient Rome. The activities in this companion pack are geared
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled)
$2.99
5 ratings
3.9
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By The History Cat
Design a Roman town, Advise Emperor Charlemagne, Sit down to dinner with your favorite Islamic scholar... Part I of Writing in World History includes 24 writing prompts guaranteed to foster Common Core thinking. With 3 prompts each to choose from,
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, World History, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Research, Projects, Assessment
$4.99
1 rating
3.0
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By The History Cat
This three part jigsaw is a great way to introduce students to the complexities of beginnings of European colonialism in America. This jigsaw activity contains an engaging reading and question worksheet covering Columbus, The Columbian Exchange, the
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), PowerPoint Presentations, Cooperative Learning
$7.99
$5.99
4 ratings
3.9
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By The History Cat
Power point is packed with tons of visuals and concise info about the modern Middle East from the Gulf War to the war on terrorism. If you like this activity check out my website: www.gosocialstudiesgo.com
Subjects:
Social Studies - History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
FREE
4 ratings
4.0
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By The History Cat
If the Black Death, or something similar, struck in the 21st century, would the impact have been any different? In this critical activity students are guided in a five step CERS writing process to answer the question "Would people living in the 21st
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Middle Ages, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Thematic Unit Plans, Handouts
$4.99
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By The History Cat
Critical Thinking is required in this activity where students examine 7 war posters (from all sides) and have to analyze their meaning and purpose. If you like this activity check out my website: www.gosocialstudiesgo.com
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, World History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
DBQs
FREE
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4.0
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By The History Cat
Students learn to think like a historian to solve the mystery of the Lost Colony of Roanoke. In this activity, students are challenged to weigh 6 pieces of evidence and come up with alternate theories as to what may have happened. This 30-50 min
Subjects:
U.S. History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, DBQs
$2.99
3 ratings
4.0
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By The History Cat
* This activity is incl. in the Countdown to Revolution Lesson Plan Students are given 6 pieces of evidence from differing sources to examine and answer the question: 'Sons of Liberty: Freedom Fighter or Terrorists?' This lesson is designed to
Subjects:
U.S. History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, DBQs
$1.99
1 rating
4.0
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By The History Cat
Requires access to the internet. Interactive mock trial with student notes. On September 21, 1792, the French monarchy was abolished and King Louis XVI and his wife Marie Antoinette were arrested on charges of high treason to the revolution.
Subjects:
World History, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities, DBQs
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By The History Cat
This slide show is perfect as a conversation starter or as a review. Starting with WWI it goes through the creation of the modern middle east with tons of visuals and concise info. If you like this activity check out my website:
Subjects:
Social Studies - History
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
FREE
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By The History Cat
The History Cat... a cheeky history textbook that's totally free. What started off as a way to improve the history experience for one teacher's classroom has become a website with two million users from 43 different countries... Our website:
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Religion, Geography
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Original Textbooks, Simulations
FREE
10 ratings
4.0
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By The History Cat
Celebrate the Hindu festival of Diwali in your classroom with a fun art project using Indian rangoli designs. If you like this activity check out my website: www.gosocialstudiesgo.com
Subjects:
Geometry, Social Studies - History, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Activities
FREE
4 ratings
3.6
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