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Social Studies Lesson Plans, Activities, and Ideas

Social Studies Lesson Plans, Activities, and Ideas
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Knowing Our Local Government Lesson Plan
This government lesson plan focuses on the local government. The goal is for students to identify the components of local government and be able to generate four to six sentences using local government facts and vocabulary.

Topographic Maps Lesson
Give your students a hands-on experience with Topographic Maps with this lesson plan.

Character Education Lesson Plan
Teach your young students Character Education through this Character Counts lesson plan.

Altapedia
A massive collection of full-color maps. Like having the world's biggest atlas on your computer.

Geography Quizzes
Students will choose a region and off they go - testing their knowledge of geography.

Mr. Dowling's Electronic Passport
A virtual field trip around the world.

50 States
A simple web site with lots of information on each of the 50 United States.

Abraham Lincoln Research Site
Created by a former American history teacher who enjoys researching Abraham Lincoln's life and accomplishments.

Archiving Early America
A unique array of original newspapers, maps, and writings.

Discoverers' Web
Celebrates voyages of exploration and discovery. Offers links galore, from prehistoric man through modern day.

Second Grade Map Project Ideas
Discover a variety of second grade map project ideas.

The Underground Railroad Thematic Unit
Celebrate Black History month with an Underground Railroad unit for grades 3-5. Students will partake in 6 hands-on activities that cross the curriculum.

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