Long Ago & Now unit helps students understand how their lives relate to things and events long ago. includes: compare and contrast artifacts long ago & today, nonfiction article, family tree, grandparent (or older relative) interview, and a timeline. Teaching social studies has never been more fun! #longago

Long Ago & Now Social Studies Unit

Long Ago & Now unit helps students understand how their lives relate to things and events long ago. includes: compare and contrast artifacts long ago & today, nonfiction article, family tree, grandparent (or older relative) interview, and a timeline.

Are you looking for a meaningful way to integrate writing in your social studies classroom? Try historical journals! A great way to integrate narrative writing and history!

Classroom DIY: Pioneer Journals

Colonial Journals for StoryPath/Colonial Boston! // Are you looking for a meaningful way to integrate writing in your social studies classroom? Try historical journals! A great way to integrate narrative writing and history!

Learn how to use inquiry circles in Social Studies class. Great for reviewing topics, and teaching the Common Core.

How to Teach the Standards through Social Studies Inquiry Circles

Need some social studies project ideas? Learn how to make Social Studies more engaging for your students with inquiry circles. Inquiry circles reinforce social studies standards while teaching the research process. (Grab the free social studies project

Map skills, mapping a classroom activity. Great for social studies.

Spatial Thinking & Skills Physical and political maps have distinctive characteristics and purposes. Places can be located on a map by using the title, key, alphanumeric grid and cardinal directions.

Heart 2 Heart Teaching: Social Studies

Students will love creating this geography flip up book in centers or social studies stations.All the activities in this pack will reinforce and expand their understanding of geography and culture.

Teaching Citizenship in Kindergarten. Great lesson for the beginning of the year to teach about cooperation and doing our best.

Teaching Citizenship in Kindergarten. Great lesson for the beginning of the year to teach about cooperation and doing our best. I would use thsi as a way to start the year off right and remind students what we need to do to be a good citizen.

This social studies interactive notebook for 2nd grade is perfect for your classroom and activities. Bring common core and learning to your students with these fun classroom templates.

Social Studies Interactive Notebook for 2nd Grade

This social studies interactive notebook for grade is perfect for your classroom and activities. Bring common core and learning to your students with these fun classroom templates.

5 You Tube Channels that Rock for Social Studies

5 You Tube Channels that Rock for Social Studies It can be difficult to keep students interested in the topic of history, but using upbeat and informational videos can be one way to keep students engaged.

Communities (Part 1) – Teacher Trap

Communities

In Texas, Grade Social Studies is ALL about communities. When I first started teaching it seemed like every unit was another “Communities Unit” (because it was).

American Symbols Activities to teach students all about the American Symbols- hands on activities to tie in social studies content- reading, writing, and research activities

American Symbols

The student will identify important American symbols and explain their meaning. American Symbols Anchor Chart showing the symbols on colorful display

Dupre, Katherine (2015). 5 Tools for teaching personal financial literacy. Teacher Trap Blog. Visual representations and resources for teaching economic concepts and financial literacy.

Personal Financial Literacy

The personal financial literacy math standards include challenging vocabulary and concepts. Use these 5 tools to make it easier and more fun for kids!

First Grade Wow: printable. Landforms.

This landforms worksheets allows students to match the names of landforms with the correct picture. A ton of great worksheets free!

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