Provide Choices - 6 Ways to Save Time Grading

Save Teacher Weekends: 7 Ways to Spend Less Time Grading Essays

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.

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.

Great questions to use during every Social Studies lesson!

The 4 Questions You Should Ask During EVERY Social Studies Lesson

Some great questions to add into every social studies lesson. These questions challenge students to think critically about historical events, and can help build a style of analytical thinking to apply when they interpret modern events as well!

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

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

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

5 Hands on Ideas for Teaching the US Constitution

Student Activity Analyze the challenges face by the framers of the Constitution. Identify the major leaders of the Constitutional Convention (James Madison, George Washington, and Benjamin Franklin).

Article of the Week is a great way to incorporate current events into your upper elementary classroom.  A fun social studies activity!  Includes a FREE template and rubric.

Article of the Week is a great way to incorporate current events into your upper elementary classroom. A fun social studies activity! Includes a FREE template and rubric.

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