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Why is north at the top of the map? -Mystery Science

In this Mystery, students learn how the directions (N,S,E,W) relate to the globe and to the Earth itself.

Interactive map of the 50 States. Students can drag and drop states and the nation's capital to their proper geographical locations.

Interactive map of the 50 States. Students can drag and drop states and the nation's capital to their proper geographical locations. This would be great on a SmartBoard when students are trying to learn the states.

From BEACHY TEACH - FREE  Students use their research skills to find information about their chosen state. Students learn about the state's location, population, Native American tribes in that state, and many other exciting facts. This is a great way to assess how well your students can research independently.

Students use their research skills to find information about their chosen state. Students learn about the state's location, population, Native Amer.

Love this idea for social studies! Under each flap could be the countries or oceans that belong there..!

Love this idea for social studies! Under each flap could be the countries or oceans that belong there. and tons of mini book ideas

Don't miss this video if you are teaching goods and services! See this video and get links to great goods and services sites on this post!

Love Those Goods and Services!

Perfect for goods and services/wants and needs! Other great links about goods and services on this post! People have many economic wants and needs, but limited resources with which to obtain them.

FREE MAPS~  This site has all kinds of map resources-- map outlines, map graphics, reading a map-- and so much more.  Fore example, you'll also find resources for teaching about economics, geography, and culture.  If you teach social studies, take a minute to check out this site!

FREE MAPS~ This site has all kinds of map resources-- map outlines, map graphics, reading a map

How the 50 US States Got Their Names – Here's a fun online quiz that you can use with your students. Post it to a private audience by using email addresses. #history #geography #socialstudies Read More Source: – sarahwhitaker13 Related

How the 50 US States Got Their Names – Here's a fun online quiz that you can use with your students. Post it to a private audience by using email addresses. Read More Source: – Related

Use primary sources and paintings, add speech bubbles, and get students to fill in bubbles and post on a display. | http://historytech.wordpress.com

Tip of the Week – Thought Bubbles on Photos

point of view: So many famous paintings to do this with and then use as a writing prompt.Great tool to teach inference! Use speech bubbles on famous paintings to get kiddos thinking/writing!

Where in the World Are We? Lovin' the GeoGuessr Geography Game! | Minds in Bloom

Where in the World Are We? Lovin' the GeoGuessr Geography Game

Colonial Life - lots of activities, crafts, recipes, etc. to do with kids

Colonial Theme for Kids

Colonial Life - lots of activities, crafts, recipes, etc. to do with kids (johnny cakes, hobnob cookies)

Laws and Rules SIOP Lesson Plan.  This was so helpful for me as a grad student trying to envision a SIOP lesson! Awesome resource/example!

This is "Second Grade Social Studies SIOP Lesson - Rules and Laws" by Sarah Lang on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

Social Studies: Political Science/ Citizenship: Election Day Ideas

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I would teach students about the election process and aspects like the voter registration card. I would have students create their own voter registration card for fun!

The 50 States Song - I like this for teaching when the students need to think.  It is calming approach and focuses on locations that are close together.  This is so good for children who need help focusing and have processing deficits.  Also, great for teachers who need a change up from the fast paced flashy video clips.  Recommended by Charlotte's Clips

The 50 States Song - I like this for teaching when the students need to think. It is calming approach and focuses on locations that are close together. This is so good for children who need help focusing and have processing deficits.

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