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88 Depth and Complexity task cards for social studies/history! Can be used grades 4-10+ and can be used with any textbook! Excellent tool for improving content-area literacy.  $

Depth and Complexity Critical Thinking Task Cards for History/Social Studies

The Best Social Studies Sites Of 2013 - So Far

The Best Social Studies Sites Of 2012 — Part Two

The Best Social Studies Sites Of 2013 – So Far . The plans from Reading like a historian look awesome! -- there are so many awesome links here, go look at them!

Create a Classroom Bill of Rights for Constitution Day! (Free printable)

Classroom Bill of Rights freebie - Create your own Classroom Bill of Rights on Constitution Day! Free in Laura Candler's online Social Studies File Cabinet.

Timeline- stays up all year and events are added to the timeline as they are studied. Would work with Social Studies, scientific discoveries, etc.

Hallway Display - Social Studies timeline display: I thought it would be a good idea to put up a giant timeline in the wall and as events are studied students would add to the timeline (taking the students from the beginning of a time period to the end).

This is a 1st-3rd grade social studies work job for geography. Continent boxes allow children to sort characteristics of each continent. It is made mainly of picture cards, info cards, and boxes from a craft store. Students could use this as a culminating extension activity.

This is a 1st-3rd grade social studies work job for geography. Continent boxes allow children to sort characteristics of each continent. It is made mainly of picture cards, info cards, and boxes from a craft store. Students could use this as a culminating extension activity.

Making the Social Studies and Literacy Connection - Two great informational texts and two freebies to use on Constitution Day!

Making the Social Studies and Literacy Connection

Social Studies and Literacy Connection activities on the Constitution. I would use these books to teach about how writing was different in the past and the purpose of writing in these historical Documents.

15 EXCITING Ideas for Teaching Social Studies Content. I like the I have...who has? And postcard activity would be a fun take home project or writing activity.

15 ways to make elementary social studies lessons more exciting

15 EXCITING Ideas for Teaching Social Studies Content. And postcard activity would be a fun take home project or writing activity.

These 32 Cause and Effect: Famous Americans Task Cards by The Teacher Next Door will help your students practice this important Common Core reading skill. Kids will read a piece of information about a famous American on each card and determine the cause or effect of various historical events. I love the fact that by combining social studies and reading that we're reinforcing basic American cultural knowledge but also practicing reading skills at the same time. $

Cause and Effect: Famous Americans Task Cards | Cause and Effect Game

Third Grade Thinkers: Social Studies Lapbooking in Third Grade

Something like this for first grade Washington DC story week? Third Grade Thinkers: Social Studies Lapbooking in Third Grade

Heroes Change Communities Unit for 3rd Grade Social Studies! WILL USE NEXT YEAR!  In third grade, we spend a lot of time learning about communities so my purpose was t...

Heroes Unit

Heroes Change Communities Unit for Grade Social Studies! Students explore the characteristics of a hero while studying historical figures throughout history in this comprehensive Social Studies unit!

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