Brilliant. Kids will be able to relate to this. Especially awesome for the ancient history unit we'll be doing.

Cell phone for your book character/historical figure. This is an authentic activity that students would relate to! They can do this about a character in their book.

Polka Dot Lesson Plans: Social Studies Menu  Neat ideas - will need to adapt and clarify for sure!

Polka Dot Lesson Plans: Social Studies Menu - will need to adapt and clarify for students.but I really do like the idea of letting them choose how they want to present their project. Especially in social studies content.

This is a great project for G+T students in fifth and sixth grade. Variations I have done include working individually and letting the students choose anywhere in the world they would like their country to be. The geography and climate of their portion of the earth affects the other aspects, such as history, customs, foods, etc.

similar to the book How to Build Your Own Country (CitizenKid). Social Studies Unit for Middle School: Create Your Own Island, Government and Society

Engage your students with labs that immerse them in history!!!

Social Studies Labs

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Pour faire un exposé sur un pays

Pour faire un exposé sur un pays

Insta-history! Each project will have a #MCM #TFT #WCW #TBT and #FBF.Use contemporary social media in the classroom.

grade history classes choose a person from Texas to do their projects in for Texas Independence Day. Each project should have a and A great way to use contemporary social media in the classroom!

8 Must-try Online Geography Games for Middle School @Education Possible Let your teen learn geography in a fun and interesting way - with technology.

8 Must-Try Online Geography Games for Middle School

Allows students to explore a curriculum topic in real-life scenarios Must-try Online Geography Games for Middle School Possible Let your teen learn geography in a fun and interesting way - with technology.

5 Handy Geography Websites for Middle School Students - Education Possible

5 Handy Geography Websites for Middle School Students

Water Crisis - Lesson Plans and Teachers Guide for High School through Elementary Grades

Water Crisis - Lesson Plans and Teachers Guide for High School through Elementary Grades

Teaching Tools and Resources – All About Water (lesson plans/resources) (via The Water Project) Offers Water Crisis lesson plans for as well as suggested resources related to exploring water issues.

Teaching your middle school or high school students about modernization and globalization? Educator Eileen Mattingly recommends 3 movies appropriate for the classroom.

3 Great Films for Teaching About Globalization and Modernization

3 great films for teaching globalization and modernization from Director of Education, Eileen Mattingly.

Hmmm...Are all governments created equal?  Here, students read about 4 different options for government and complete a graphic organizer that compares benefits and drawbacks of each!

Government: Which style is best? Monarchy, Anarchy, Republic, Democracy! 1:1

Are all governments created equal? Here, students read about 4 different options for government and complete a graphic organizer that compares benefits and drawbacks of each!

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