Interactive social studies journal

This Social Studies Interactive Notebook comes from a book you have to buy, but I could create something like this for my class. Just like a writers notebook but in social studies.

Mapping activity - teaching about coordinates, longitude, latitude, etc.- They use ribbon for the equator and prime meridian!

Mapping activity - teaching about coordinates, longitude, latitude, etc.- They use ribbon for the equator and prime meridian - not a bad crafts project of the year to assess my students' experience with such projects.

HISTORY NOTE-TAKING REFERENCE CHART: "Annotation" Anchor Chart for Social Studies (no link...but a great reference tool)

"Annotation" Anchor Chart for Social Studies (no link.but a great reference tool) Lesson: How to "wrestle with the text" and win. Launch with a wrestling video clip. Maybe from Nacho Libre?

Map Activities for Kids

10 Map, Geography & Culture Activities for Kids

Missions - FREE printable map skills book

There are a lot of skills that students need to learn before they can understand a map. This resource allows students to practice using longitude and latitude, a skill necessary to help locate places on a map.

Montessori Continent Map Work (DIY Montessori continent maps, presentation ideas, and extensions)

Montessori Continent Map Work

"Round-up of Montessori Continent Map Work. Geography is a big part of Montessori curriculum- these are all DIY activities to help kids explore maps.

A Latitude and Longitude Battleship Game

A Latitude and Longitude Battleship Game

There are many options for hands-on activities for studying the First Nations peoples of Canada before the Europeans arrived, but I decided to focus on the people who live on the West Coast – the Tlingit and Haida. The natives here are famous for their artwork and creativity of their totem poles – huge tree trunks carved into many animals and faces representing various spirits.  Make First Nations Inspired Art

Hands-On Canadian History: First Nations Inspired Art

There are many options for hands-on activities for studying the First Nations peoples of Canada before the Europeans arrived, but I decided to focus on the people who live on the West Coast – the Tlingit and Haida. The natives here are famous for their ar

There are a bunch of audio recordings of Aboriginal elders (from Blackfoot, Cree, Ojibway, Mohawk, and M'ikmaq nations) giving traditional teachings. It's an easy way to insert an authentic Aboriginal voice into a lesson. There are also lesson plans across a variety of grades and subjects, giving suggestions of how to explicitly incorporate these teachings into the curriculum.

There are a bunch of audio recordings of Aboriginal elders (from Blackfoot, Cree, Ojibway, Mohawk, and M'ikmaq nations) giving traditional teachings. It's an easy way to insert an authentic Aboriginal voice into a lesson.

Aboriginal identity in Canada. By 2015, people of First Nations descent will compose of 25% of the total population in British Columbia.

Aboriginal Canada

Statistics Canada’s National Household Survey shows that people had an Aboriginal identity in Projections show that the Aboriginal identity population in Canada could be million.

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