Use current events in your elementary classroom to teach social studies, reading, and writing skills. Students practice summarizing the article, citing their sources, and providing their opinion.

Current Events in the Classroom

CIVIC EDUCATION Use current events in your elementary classroom to teach social studies, reading, and writing skills. Students practice summarizing the article, citing their sources, and providing their opinion.

Make your Social Studies lessons meaningful and effective by incorporating these 4 questions into every lesson!

The 4 Questions You Should Ask During EVERY Social Studies Lesson

Polka Dot Lesson Plans: Social Studies Menu - will need to adapt and clarify for students.but I really do like the idea of letting them choose how they want to present their project. Especially in social studies content.

By using a simple mnemonic device, this skinny poster illustrates the factors that characterize any civilization: Geography, Religion, Achievements, Politics, Economics, and Social Structures. Use this poster when introducing any ancient civilization to your students. It works with classifying present-day civilizations, too! ©2017. 13 x 38 inches. Laminated to last. Middle school, high school.

It would be a good way to channel students' focus when talking about different civilizations or eras. It breaks a huge idea down to six different topics, with varying complexities.

Interactive Notebook Resources: Ready to Use in the Social Studies Classroom

There are so many benefits to using the interactive notebook at the middle school level. Comprehension and retention are increased, students learn key concepts in multiple ways, and creativity and higher-level thinking are incorporated on a daily basis.

Turn Your Classroom Into A Time Machine

This would be a great way to integrate technology. We could make all kinds videos but also watch videos on important events in history.

Biography Reports | Research Historical Figures | Biography Research QR Codes

Teaching History with QR Codes for Biography Research Reports. Each historical figure has a page with QR codes for both web sites and videos. A great way to extend learning beyond the textbook and incorporate technology in the classroom.

Great Depression & Stock Market Crash of 1929! Explore EIGHT ways the Great Depression impacted life!

Great Depression, Market Crash, & New Deal! Explore 8 Great Depression Impacts

Great Depression & Stock Market Crash of 1929! Explore EIGHT ways the Great Depression impacted life!

a FREE activity to make social studies more interactive and fun!

During the American Revolution the patriots were mad at all the unfair taxes Britain was putting on them and they protested with the famous words "Taxation without representation" and that played a major roe in the declaration of independence.

TEACHING SOCIAL STUDIES Students engage in Social Studies through games, real life activities, reader's theatre and more! Find out more about using centers in the first grade classroom to make Social Studies more meaningful. DANCING INTO FIRST

Here are some great ways to teach many common core standards through Social Studies inquiry circles. A great way to do research projects in the classroom!

How to Teach the Standards through Social Studies Inquiry Circles

One Stop Teacher Shop - Teaching Resources for Upper Elementary: How to Teach the Standards through Social Studies Inquiry Circles

Important Historical Documents - constitutioncenter.org View information and full text from important historical documents such as the Articles of Confederation, Bill of Rights, Emancipation Proclamation, Declaration of Independence and many more.

Important Historical Documents - constitutioncenter.org View information and full text from important historical documents such as the Articles of Confederation, Bill of Rights, Emancipation Proclamation, Declaration of Independence and many more.

Q & A Collections: Teaching Social Studies -- all my Ed Week posts from the past three years on teaching social studies -- all in one place!

Q & A Collections: Teaching Social Studies is the headline of my latest Education Week Teacher column. It contains all my posts on Social Studies from the past four years – in one place!

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