Resource: Stanford History Education Group. This is a website with lessons aimed at teaching middle school-aged students and above to "read like a historian;" the lessons require a high level of English language proficiency but could possibly be adapted for students who are at lower levels.
Blank World History Timeline - Wow!! This is a 100+ page FREE download that will allow you to make your own timelines for your social studies lessons. Great visual in a special education classroom. What a find. Go to: http://researchparent.com/blank-world-history-timeline/
History/Social Studies Task Cards that promote critical thinking! 88 task cards that can be used with any textbook and with any topic of history. You will be blown away by the discussions your students will have! $
Look at how homes and communities have changed in the past 100 years. The project includes a local history study, a comparison of Victorian homes and lifestyles with modern day and an insight into the period’s inventions.
Ancient Rome/Greece bulletin board idea. The whole thing cost $14.50 at the dollar tree. 3 poster boards $0.50 each 8 vines $1.00 each 4 w/ grapes on it 4 w/o and finally 5 plastic grape bunches some red some green and some black $1.00 each. Not bad for a middle school teacher.