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Social Studies

Discover Pinterest’s 10 best ideas and inspiration for Social Studies. Get inspired and try out new things.

Timeline Collections

Help your students understand and create timelines with this engaging, interactive collection of timeline projects and activities that would work for reading, social studies, or any content area! This resource is full of 12 different timeline variations that are sure to engage your students while teaching them this important social studies (or even reading graphic sources) skill! It's perfect for projects or practice once a month! It is also great for morning work, fast finishers (or early finishers), centers, homework, small group work, partner work, individual classwork, or even whole group! It is also perfect for tutors or substitutes. This activity helps your students practice chronological order, practice identifying the most important details (determining importance), and other significant information related to historical or timeline events. Plus, it aligns well with the Reading Common Core! File Type PDF (Acrobat) Document File Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading and/or purchasing.

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Students of History Teaching Resources

Students of History PowerPoints include guided notes pages like these! Great for helping ensure students focus on the essential content!

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No Stress Meet the Teacher? Yes, It Can Be Done!

No reason to stress out over Meet the Teacher this year! Check out these simple ways to rock your meet the teacher event!

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Social Studies Menu {Tried it Tuesday}

I've read about choice menus forever, but never tried it until just recently. I decided to created a menu to use during social studies review when students finish with stations early or we have a few extra minutes in class. I introduced the menu a week ago and you would've thought I'd given my students gold! They were thrilled!! I asked if they'd seen a menu before and we talked about a fast food restaurant menu. Then I asked what they would buy if I told them they had $5 to spend at the fast food restaurant. We played around with that a few minutes and then, with great drama, I introduced the social studies menu. I told them they had 50 points to "spend" and they were beside themselves - some even wanted to know if they could "spend" more! As we were going over the points values for different items one students even said, "All the fun stuff costs more points, but the boring stuff doesn't cost as much." I really had to pinch myself! How did this happen?!?! We've had a week to work on the menus and they have really been successful so far. I've been amazed at the creativity my students have shown. It's also been really interesting seeing which people and time periods they choose to work with. I think this is a strategy I will try to use again. Maybe next time I'll try something with reading - after a class novel or maybe even for their self-selected texts. You can click on the picture to download a copy of the menu. It is specific to 4th Grade Virginia Studies, but it might be a good place to start for a menu specific to your social studies standards. I'm linking up with Holly from Fourth Grade Flipper for another great Tried it Tuesday linky.

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It's a Small World!

Teach your students about the 7 Continents with these activities, projects & games! Expose them to a world that's bigger than they can imagine!

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Social Studies Choice Board

Add some depth and complexity to your social studies lessons with this critical thinking choice board. Students must create complete three activities, completing a tic-tac-toe and passing through the center. If you print these at 90%, students can cut them out and glue them into their notebooks. ...

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How I Teach 5th Grade Social Studies

Attention 5th grade social studies teachers! This blog post will help you sequence, plan, and implement engaging, purposeful lessons for your students.

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