Grade 3 to Grade 6 Social Studies Lesson Plans 50 to 100

  • 1400s Europe - To have students understand that people did not always know about all of the land in the world.
  • America - A Growing Power - Identify the cause and effects of the explosion of Maine, and what effects these had on the US becoming a world power.
  1. Apple Mummification - Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to conclude which salt compound removed the most moisture from the apple and which preserved the apple the best without it rotting.
  2. Basic Facts About South America - Students will participate in the "Geopardy" game to measure what they already know about South America.
  3. Canada's Cultural Connections - Students will examine the different ways that they see culture in Canada.
  4. Canada: Four Trading Cards - Work individually to research and create the finished project Research and organize information on the four topics given Incorporate the use of a computer to create a product.
  5. Cave Painting - Student will be able to understand why early man painted on caves and why they painted certain objects
  6. China Unit Kickoff - Find out what students know Inspire them about China.
  7. Civil Rights Movement and Voting - Students will develop a timeline that outlines events and key people during the Civil Rights Movement and explain how this movement impacts voting in today's society.
  8. Civil War - North vs. South - To help students recognize the significance of The Civil War through the use of primary sources.
  9. Choosing Presidents - This purpose of this lesson is to help fifth grade students explore the concept of what makes a person a good leader.
  10. Class Constitution - Students will learn the purpose of the U.S. Constitution Students will analyze the language and meaning of the Preamble Students will work in cooperative groups to write a class constitution.
  11. Colonial America #1 - The student will locate on a map the original 13 colonies and label each colony with the correct name.
  12. Dictators and laws - Children will understand freedom and its cost.
  13. European Colonization of North America - Students will be able to identify the influence of European countries to North America.
  14. Exploration: The Race for Space - Students will be introduced to the concept of European exploration and its affects on the lands they colonized.
  15. Exploring the Silk Road - This lesson plan introduces kids to vocabulary terms associated with eastern trade and Marco Polo's journeys to China.
  16. Holocaust Acrostic Poem - For the students to gain a deeper understanding of what the Holocaust was, who was involved, why it occurred and the important events that took place before, during and after.
  17. How Storytellers affect a culture - To show how the storytellers of yesteryear taught people valuable lessons about life.
  18. Intro. to Holidays in December - Students will learn what cultures celebrate each holiday.
  19. Islamic History - The student will gain information that is uncommon and relate it to the time line of events in the history of North American social development.
  20. Introduction to Geography - Students will be following a graphic organizer in the front of the room with the word geography in the middle.
  21. Jamestown - Students will understand the geography of the Jamestown area and how that affected the lifestyle and rate of survival of the first colonists.
  22. Louisiana Women: New Orleans - Discuss the lives of two successful women living in New Orleans, Louisiana in the nineteenth century.
  23. Maps - Our Friends and Guides - The student will be able to interpret and follow the directions of a map and be able to give direction with the help of a map.
  24. Martin Luther King & Jim Crow Laws - Students will work together as a team to find a way to resist the unfair rules given in the class through civil disobedience and passive resistance.
  25. Martin Luther King Jr. - Students recognize major contributions of Martin Luther King Jr. to the Civil Rights Movement.
  26. Medieval Heraldry - Students will make a shield that represents their family, and themselves through pictures and symbols.
  27. New Spain to America- Settlement - Students are to also be able to compare cultural practices of religion, food, and shelter.
  28. Our Physical Environment - At the the completion of the lesson pupils must be able to identify the mountain ranges of Mauritius.
  29. Rescue of the Jews - I want the students to know that the other countries and religions were very concerned about the Jews and also how badly the Jews needed help and protection.
  30. Talking to the World - Create a brochure that includes 5 graphics and 5 facts pertaining to a certain time period in the history of Asia or Africa, prior to 1500.
  31. The Civil War - The students will describe the events that lead to the Civil War, being able to identify at least three of the six events covered.
  32. The French in North America - Students will gain a better knowledge of the effects the French explorers had on the development of North America, and especially their effect on Minnesota.
  33. The Globe A Model of the Earth - The students should be able to locate places on the map or a globe with the help of longitudes and latitudes, and be able to understand the impact on the climate of a place based on its location, understand the earth grid,differentiate between the longitudes and latitudes.
  34. The Industrial Revolution - This lesson is designed to introduce the industrial revolution to the students.
  35. The Lewis and Clark Trail - Students will understand the conflicts that Lewis and Clark faced.
  36. The Path To Work- Mexican Immigration - Students will be able to determine how location plays a key role in where people settle.
  37. Yosemite National Park Time Line - The students will see visually how Yosemite was formed.
  38. Time lines- Chronology - How to create time lines and how to identify possible relationships between events.
  39. United States Winter Celebrations - Students will be able to identify the history of winter holidays in their own families and communities.
  40. Where am I now? - In this lesson Students will acquire a knowledge of the basic elements of Latitude and Longitude and how to find where they are on the map.
  41. Who do we import goods from? - Students will identify products in their home that have been imported from other countries.
  42. Writing A Voting Amendment - Students will be able to create their own original voting amendment.
  43. Zaire: The land of dense forests - By the end of the lesson, the students will be able to know about Zaire in particular.

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