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Freebie from The Pensive Sloth. Add a PBL to your Civil War unit with the Civil… Freebie from The Pensive Sloth. Add a PBL to your Civil War unit with the Civil War Museum Project. Appropriate for through grade social studies and history classes. Civil War Activities, Social Studies Activities, Teaching Social Studies, History Activities, Social Studies Projects 5th, Teaching Tools, Primary Teaching, Elementary Teaching, Teaching American History

Teach History with Me: 5 Ideas for Teaching the Civil War

Get your upper elementary students excited about history! Here are five ideas for teaching your 5th through 8th grade students about the...

 Westward Expansion Organizers: 11 x 17 BIG Placemats are Fun in a BIG Way! Great visual appeal and clear note sections. 7th Grade Social Studies, Social Studies Notebook, Social Studies Classroom, Social Studies Activities, History Activities, History Classroom, Teaching Social Studies, History Teachers, Teaching History

Westward Expansion Activities: These BIG-MATS® are FUN in a BIG Way!

These cool and unique Westward Expansion BIG-MATS® are FUN in a BIG way! This creative product is two BIG-MATS® about the Western Expansion that is placemat size-----11x17-----as a PDF. As shown in the product sample pictures, you can print these in black and white to have the students complete eac...

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 7th Grade Social Studies, Social Studies Projects, Social Studies Classroom, Social Studies Activities, History Classroom, Teaching Social Studies, History Teachers, Teaching History, History Education

How to Teach the Standards through Social Studies Inquiry Circles | One Stop Teacher Shop

Over the past few years, I have been incorporating inquiry circles into my classroom through Social Studies and Science. Inquiry circles are a lot like most research projects. I would say the main difference is how they start. Getting Started with Inquiry Circles I always start inquiry circle projects towards the end of a Unit. […]

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#historyteacher hashtag on Twitter

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Sure Fire Secrets to Bring American History to Life Is learning history a struggle in your home? Social Studies doesn't have to be boring. I'm sharing my 3 sure fire ways to make this subject interesting to middle school kids. Teaching Us History, Teaching American History, American History Lessons, History Activities, History Education, History Teachers, High School American History, Teaching Tools, Teaching Resources

Sure Fire Secrets to Bring American History to Life

Want to know the secret for breathing life into American history? Make it as interactive as possible. Use unique tools and fun projects to engage your teens.

Teaching History Through Movies from Starts At Eight. Teaching History Through Movies is a great way to make history come alive. This landing page tells how we do this, where to get & what movies we are viewing. As we watch and find resources for movies I Teaching Us History, History Activities, Teaching Social Studies, History Education, Autism Teaching, Elementary Teaching, History Teachers, Art Education, Middle School History

Teaching History Through Movies

Teaching History Through Movies is a great way to make history come alive. This landing page tells how we do this, where to get & what movies we are viewing

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FREEBIE! Civil War Battles Activities

Help your students prepare for new Common Core social studies tests, like TNReady, with this FREE product. Students will identify the location, chronological order, and outcome of 12 major battles or events of the Civil War, including: Fort Sumter, First Battle of Bull Run, Fort Henry and Donelson, ...

: In this worksheet, your student will use context clues as a way to discover the meaning of words. US history. In this worksheet, your student will use context clues as a way to discover the meaning of words. Context Clues Worksheets, Social Studies Worksheets, 5th Grade Social Studies, Social Studies Classroom, History Classroom, Teaching Social Studies, Teaching History, Homeschool Worksheets, Homeschooling

Gettysburg Address | Context Clues Worksheets for High School

In this worksheet, your student will use context clues as a way to discover the meaning of words.

I’m a huge fan of utilizing stations to teach skills and reinforce content. I’ve created a list of five common questions relating to stations activities, and hopefully, I’ve provided some answers. Social Studies Notebook, 6th Grade Social Studies, Social Studies Classroom, Social Studies Resources, History Classroom, History Education, Teaching Social Studies, History Teachers, Teaching History

CREATING STATIONS FOR YOUR SOCIAL STUDIES CLASS

Want to create stations for your Social Studies classroom? Check out my tips for creating stations for your Social Studies classroom.

Secession of the South Lesson Plan! Primary Source analysis activity on why the … Secession of the South Lesson Plan! Primary Source analysis activity on why the Confederacy seceded from the Union prior to the Civil War! 7th Grade Social Studies, Social Studies Lesson Plans, Social Studies Classroom, History Classroom, History Education, History Teachers, History Lesson Plans, High School American History, Teaching American History

Secession of the South Lesson Plan and Activities

This fantastic lesson plan allows your students to analyze different primary sources related to Southern states seceding from the Union prior to the Civil War. The activity is very easily adaptable for different grade levels and students. It can be done individually or in small groups with students working together to analyze the printed copies. You can also do the activity digitally through included Google Docs version! The complete lesson plan includes all of the following : A 2-page…

Students of civil war simulation experience the war as a soldier with commitment and fun! Social Studies Classroom, History Classroom, Teaching Social Studies, Teaching Us History, History Teachers, Civil War Activities, History Magazine, American Civil War, American History

Journey Though the Civil War Interactive Google Slides

This is a Google Slides interactive experience that guides students through the major battles of the Civil War. Students follow a soldier's journey to each of the major battles. The classroom version is written to be presented to the class by the teacher. Students then follow the presentation, exp...

like a historian in the elementary classroom Thinking like a historian in the elementary classroom. How to make school events into history tools!Thinking like a historian in the elementary classroom. How to make school events into history tools! Social Studies Notebook, 6th Grade Social Studies, Social Studies Classroom, History Classroom, Teaching Social Studies, Social Studies Projects, Teaching Us History, History Education, History Activities

Thinking like a historian in the elementary classroom

It’s day two of the Best Practices conference. I love this sort of stuff – the conference isn’t that big but that just means a lot more conversation and working together. So we al…

Going West Journals--I absolutely LOVE these. Will definitely have to use in my future classroom (great way to incorporate writing skills with historical principles.) Would need to be modified slightly for ELLs though. 4th Grade Social Studies, Social Studies Classroom, Social Studies Activities, Teaching Social Studies, Teaching History, Enrichment Activities, History Education, Educational Activities, Student Learning

Examples of Going West Journals | Rockin Resources

Not only are the covers of these journals creative, but my students’ writing blew me away! They really jumped into the 1840’s and wrote with incredible feelings. I actually found myself smiling, laughing, and even tearing up while reading them. They know how to touch my heart! FIRST Start off with a read aloud...

Underground Railroad activity homepage Necessary 4th Grade Social Studies, Teaching Social Studies, Student Teaching, Teaching American History, Teaching History, Virginia Studies, Underground Railroad, Study History, Science

The Underground Railroad Teaching Guide | Scholastic

Introduce and use the activity in your classroom with lesson resources, curriculum connections, extension activities, and more.