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Elementary Social Studies

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

Stop the presses! Is this the cutest thing or what? We're not studying the pioneering days this year in our homeschool, but I sure am tempted to find a

Creative Lesson Ideas and Projects for the Social Studies Classroom - Ancient Civilizations

As a kid in school I loved when my teachers celebrated creativity in the classroom. In fact, when I reflect on my own education, the moments I remember the most were the creative ones. I vividly remember making salt maps of the state, book report mobiles, models, papier-mâché globes, interactive brochures, puppets, and dioramas. What about you? Are the instructional moments that you remember the most tied to creative activities? There's just something so powerful about hands-on learning with…

Teaching Kids About the Election Process

It's not everyday that our nation elects a new president. And although I am more than tired of hearing campaign ads and seeing yard signs, I am eager to exercise my right to cast a vote...a passion I hope to ignite into all of my children. I realize that the national "Kid's Vote" campaign has made significant strides in spreading the excitement to the next generation of voters, but it does very little to teach kids about the actual election process. So in keeping with my desire to…

First Grade Social Studies Curriculum

Give Your Child a Strong Foundation for Learning with this First Grade Social Studies Curriculum for Homeschool! When deciding on a first grade social studies curriculum, it is important to remember that concepts at this age are very basic. While there may be many resources to consider and choose from, there is no need to

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32 digital task cards feature short nonfiction texts that give students practice identifying or explaining the text structures of cause and effect, compare and contrast, description, problem and solution, and sequence.
These paragraphs are biographies about important people in United States history. Texas teachers, most of these individuals are specifically required in the Grade 3 Social Studies TEKS, meaning you can integrate reading, social studies, and test prep! They include community creators and shapers, entrepreneurs, good citizens, heroes, scientists and inventors, writers, and artists. Printable and digital!
Learn about force and movement, with early settler games and toys, before learning how simple machines made life easier!  (Grade 2 & 4)
Every elementary teacher needs this unit.  Honestly, it can be used in many ways--reading class, language arts, social studies, drama and music class.  It's that valuable.  Check it out! #dramamommaspeaks#storytellinglesson#elementarylesson