Archive for the ‘Social Studies’ Category

Barter and Trade Video

Here is the video I made for one of my Master’s classes. I used multiple resources and videos from the web to edit and re-create a new resource. The video is about the history of money and what Barter and Trade is. I use this video to open the Economics unit for my students. Also…

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County Projects

Have your students do research on the counties in your state. We live in Maryland and we have 24 counties so when you have a larger class, you have have them work in groups. This project is a great way to talk and teach about text features.

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Big Green Kissing TOADS!

When teaching my students about the map elements, I use this chart. To download and print for FREE, click here. “Big Green Kissing TOADS”     This helps the students understand the important parts of a map when looking at one or creating their own. I received this idea from the The Maryland Geographic Alliance. On their website you…

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Chick Writing

I had a parent help and pre-cut these pieces out for the kids. What you need: 3- yellow circles 3- small orange triangles 3- small black hole punch circles 1- large brown semi-circle (students can cut jagged edges) 1- extra large green paper 1- piece of lined paper   This is the fun bulletin board…

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Dental Health writing

Use a picture of the child’s mouth to have the parents and other students guess who’s writing is it. Have the student write their name under their picture.

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Worms need dirt ! Earth Day

Here’s a fun snack for your class, also you can use it to talk about why worms need dirt, layers of the earth, or why it’s important to not liter and keep our planet clean!

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To see my shadow, or not see my shadow!

Happy Groundhogs Day! This is a cute craft that you can make with your students! Take a small picture of a groundhog and copy it for each student. Grab some popsicle sticks too! One per child.   Take some styrofoam cups and staple a green piece of paper to the cup. Leave almost an inch…

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Learning about coins

My class is learning about coins right now! We have to know the penny, nickel and dime; however, I am teaching them the quarter too! All week I have been asking them questions about each coin and asking them to identify them. When they can answer the question, I give them a penny (at least all…

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