Social Studies Teacher Sections

  • Topics 

    • Continents and Oceans

    • Landlocked vs Non-landlocked

    • Latitude & Longitude

    • Hemispheres & Quadrants

    • Constitution Day- NSA surveillance

    • North American geography

    • Geography and Map skills

    • Latitude and Longitude

    • Map Projections- Why do flat maps sometimes look different?

    • Types of sources- Primary vs. Secondary: What is the difference between a primary and a secondary source?  /  What is the difference between being objective and biased?

    • Climate and Physical regions of the US- divided page notes w/ objective or focus questions to help determine importance

    • Geography terms- physical

    • United States geography

    • US Map reading activity

    • Election coverage

    • History of Halloween

    • Crossing the land bridge

    • Ice Age Hunters

    • History of Veterans Day

    • Elements of Culture- word sort and connection to students

    • Pagan frayer model

    • Engineering an Empire- Maya (History channel documentary)

    • Aztec, Inca, Maya elements of culture- American Nation: notes, MT to T: Alpha blocks, Kids Discover: Organizer

    • North American Natives introductory readings with hashtags

    • Native American Dwellings- Why are native dwellings different in each culture region?

    • Brother Eagle, Sister Sky- Native storytelling: relationship with nature

    • Native Culture Regions

    • The Legend of Devils Tower- Is it a myth or a legend?

    • Visual Vocabulary

    • Culture Region Map application of information

    • Native American Exit Ticket

    • World Religions

    • Silk Road

    • Islam Philosophies

    • What is Islam?

    • Dark Ages w/tweets

    • USA Studies Weekly 4 

    • Medieval background information

    • Manor Frayer Model

    • Feudalism- Reading and FQR / Brainpop

    • The Middle Ages

    • Power of the Roman Catholic Church

    • The Rise of Cities

    • City vs Country life

    • Crusades- Shield

    • Map of Europe

    • Renaissance background information

    • Why did the Renaissance start in Italy?

    • Bubonic Plague videos

    • Renaissance artists videos

    • History of Pi (Pi Day)

    • The Printing Press- Which has had a larger impact on society, the printing press or the internet?

    • Marco Polo

    • Scientific Revolution / The Enlightenment

    • Encounter- w/ imagery activity

    • Age of Exploration

    • Christopher Columbus

    • The Columbian Exchange

    • Colonization of the New World

    • New Spain- types of settlements, social classes and treatment of natives

    • Conquistadors

    • Atlantic Slave Trade