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Social Studies

Elementary School Lesson Plans and Activities
 

 

Kindergarten

Lesson Plans

  • Education World has a limitless supply of lesson plans for all levels of social studies.
     

  • Lessonplanz.com has early education lesson plans on Global Units and specific areas.
     

  • AskEric has a listing of lesson plans for use throughout the elementary curriculum.  The site is broken up by grade levels, but be sure to check all of the grade levels for lesson plans by topics.
     

  • Core Knowledge has lesson on holidays, travel, and family at this site.

Activities

  • Classroom activities, projects, and up to date news stories relating to the text book can be found at Houghton Mifflin Eduplace
     

  • Billy Bear has lots of activities for many Holidays at his Holiday Site.
     

  • See how different holidays are celebrated in countries throughout the world through this ThinkQuest.
     

  • Mister Rogers has a site! Learn about the people in your neighborhood and make your own neighborhood while learning about rules and laws.

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First Grade

Lesson Plans

  • Education World has a limitless supply of lesson plans for all levels of social studies.
     

  • Lessonplanz.com has primary education lesson plans, Global Unit plans and activities on Social Studies topics.
     

  • AskEric has a listing of lesson plans for use throughout the elementary curriculum.  The site is broken up by grade levels, but be sure to check all of the grade levels for lesson plans by topics.
     

  • CoreKnowledge has lessons on maps, history, and Central America at its site here.
     

  • Play games with Dollar the Dog and Bill the Horse to help understand economic principles at the Econopolis. Lesson plans, games, quizzes, and worksheets are included.

Activities

  • Classroom activities, projects, and up to date news stories relating to the text book can be found at Houghton Mifflin Eduplace
     

  • Yahooligans has many activities to help kids learn about the value of maney and different types of money.

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Second Grade

Lesson Plans

  • Georgia Tech and Georgia Public television have created a comprehensive Georgia History site to accompany their Georgia Stories program.  It includes lessons, resources, and video information.  Students can access password protected information by inputting the name: brown and the password: thrasher.
     

  • Education World has a limitless supply of lesson plans for all levels of social studies.
     

  • Lessonplanz.com has primary education lesson plans, Global Unit plans and activities on Social Studies topics.
     

  • AskEric has a listing of lesson plans for use throughout the elementary curriculum.  The site is broken up by grade levels, but be sure to check all of the grade levels for lesson plans by topics.

Activities

  • Classroom activities, projects, and up to date news stories relating to the text book can be found at Houghton Mifflin Eduplace
     

  • Eduplace has a listing of activities dealing with current events.

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Third Grade

Lesson Plans

  • The Secretary of State for Georgia has created a site which focusses on Georgia History and events within the state capitol building.  The site includes lesson plans, information packs and a link to their extensive archives.
     

  • Education World has a limitless supply of lesson plans for all levels of social studies.
     

  • Lessonplanz.com has primary education lesson plans, Global Unit plans and activities on Social Studies topics.
     

  • AskEric has a listing of lesson plans for use throughout the elementary curriculum.  The site is broken up by grade levels, but be sure to check all of the grade levels for lesson plans by topics.

Activities

  • Classroom activities, projects, and up to date news stories relating to the text book can be found at Houghton Mifflin Eduplace
     

  • Eduplace has a listing of activities dealing with current events.
     

  • Students can easily compare Creek and Cherokee history by using the timelines and information at NorthGeorgia.com.

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Fourth Grade

Lesson Plans

  • The Secretary of State for Georgia has created a site which focusses on Georgia History and events within the state capitol building.  The site includes lesson plans, information packs and a link to their extensive archives.
     

  • Check out Mr. Donn's US History Page for K-12 educators.  He has a huge list of activities, lesson plans, and resources broken down into topics and units.
     

  • 50States.com supplies an easy way to look up facts about each of the 50 states.
     

  • Lessonplanz.com has intermediate education lesson plans, Global Unit plans and activities on Social Studies topics.
     

  • The Old Governor's Mansion in Milledgeville has lesson plans exploring Georgia's early history geared specifically towards fourth grade.
     

  • AskEric has a listing of lesson plans for use throughout the elementary curriculum.  The site is broken up by grade levels, but be sure to check all of the grade levels for lesson plans by topics.

Activities

  • Georgia Tech and Georgia Public television have created a comprehensive Georgia History site to accompany their Georgia Stories program.  It includes lessons, resources, and video information.  Students can access password protected information by inputting the name: brown and the password: thrasher.   Contact Robert DeLuca or William Greene for passwords to the quizzes and teacher materials at this site.
     

  • Classroom activities, projects, and up to date news stories relating to the text book can be found at Houghton Mifflin Eduplace
     

  • Curriculum Activities has compiled a great resources of Geography links for grades 3 - 6.
     

  • PBS has created a magazine with various topics in American History called the American Experience.   Games, quizzes and virtual trips can be found here.
     

  • Yahooligans! has many sites and activities centered around Lewis & Clark's expedition.
     

  • Find out what it was like to be an early pioneer through the Pioneering ThinkQuest.
     

  • The Enchanted Forest has a list of activities for use with Fourth and Fifth Grade Social Studies broken down into topics.
     

  • National Geographic has a virtual Underground Railroad which allows students to make the journey north themselves.
     

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Fifth Grade

Lesson Plans

  • Check out Mr. Donn's US History Page for K-12 educators.  He has a huge list of activities, lesson plans, and resources broken down into topics and units.
     

  • The Georgia Geography Alliance has several lesson plans centered around Georgia's geography, a resource guides for Geography teachers, and a very useful set of links for teaching all aspects of Geography.
     

  • The Secretary of State for Georgia has created a site which focuses on Georgia History and events within the state capitol building.  The site includes lesson plans, information packs and a link to their extensive archives.
     

  • Education World has a limitless supply of lesson plans for all levels of social studies.
     

  • PBS has created a searchable web site which has complete lesson plans with original source documents.  Topics include immigration, slavery, revolution, & westward expansion.
     

  • AskEric has a listing of lesson plans for use throughout the elementary curriculum.  The site is broken up by grade levels, but be sure to check all of the grade levels for lesson plans by topics.

Activities

  • National Geographic has a virtual Underground Railroad which allows students to make the journey north themselves.
     

  • Captain John Smith Elementary School has put together some great pages and links on their web site dedicated to the Civil War.
     

  • A Class in Sleepy Hollow New York has created a web page about the Civil War especially for Kids.
     

  • Yahooligans has over 100 web kid safe web sites about the Civil War.
     

  • Georgia Tech and Georgia Public television have created a comprehensive Georgia History site to accompany their Georgia Stories program.  It includes lessons, resources, and video information.  Students can access password protected information by inputting the name: brown and the password: thrasher.
     

  • Classroom activities, projects, and up to date news stories relating to the text book can be found at Harcourt Brace's Social Studies Center.
     

  • Hold your own election with the Headbone Derby while learning about the electoral process and Internet research.  The site includes a very thorough Teacher's Guide.
     

  • Analyze pictures from the Library of Congress to help understand the Civil War through the American Memory Program.  Teacher materials and guidelines are available at this site.
     

  • Tour the South's great steamboats and discover their impact on Southern culture and history the the Great Steamboats site.


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