Grade 3 to Grade 6 Social Studies Lesson Plans 50 to 100
Europe - To have students understand that people did not always
know about all of the land in the world.
- A Growing Power - Identify the cause and effects of the explosion
of Maine, and what effects these had on the US becoming a world
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.
Facts About South America - Students will participate in the "Geopardy"
game to measure what they already know about South America.
Cultural Connections - Students will examine the different ways that
they see culture in 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.
Painting - Student will be able to understand why early man painted
on caves and why they painted certain objects
Unit Kickoff - Find out what students know Inspire them about China.
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.
War - North vs. South - To help students recognize the significance
of The Civil War through the use of primary sources.
Presidents - This purpose of this lesson is to help fifth grade students
explore the concept of what makes a person a good leader.
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.
America #1 - The student will locate on a map the original 13 colonies
and label each colony with the correct name.
and laws - Children will understand freedom and its cost.
Colonization of North America - Students will be able to identify
the influence of European countries to North America.
The Race for Space - Students will be introduced to the concept of
European exploration and its affects on the lands they colonized.
the Silk Road - This lesson plan introduces kids to vocabulary terms
associated with eastern trade and Marco Polo's journeys to China.
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.
Storytellers affect a culture - To show how the storytellers of yesteryear
taught people valuable lessons about life.
to Holidays in December - Students will learn what cultures celebrate
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
to Geography - Students will be following a graphic organizer in the
front of the room with the word geography in the middle.
- Students will understand the geography of the Jamestown area and how
that affected the lifestyle and rate of survival of the first colonists.
Women: New Orleans - Discuss the lives of two successful women living
in New Orleans, Louisiana in the nineteenth century.
- 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.
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.
Luther King Jr. - Students recognize major contributions of Martin
Luther King Jr. to the Civil Rights Movement.
Heraldry - Students will make a shield that represents their family,
and themselves through pictures and symbols.
Spain to America- Settlement - Students are to also be able to compare
cultural practices of religion, food, and shelter.
Physical Environment - At the the completion of the lesson pupils
must be able to identify the mountain ranges of Mauritius.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Industrial Revolution - This lesson is designed to introduce the industrial
revolution to the students.
Lewis and Clark Trail - Students will understand the conflicts that
Lewis and Clark faced.
Path To Work- Mexican Immigration - Students will be able to determine
how location plays a key role in where people settle.
National Park Time Line - The students will see visually how Yosemite
lines- Chronology - How to create time lines and how to identify possible
relationships between events.
States Winter Celebrations - Students will be able to identify the
history of winter holidays in their own families and communities.
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.
do we import goods from? - Students will identify products in their
home that have been imported from other countries.
A Voting Amendment - Students will be able to create their own original
The land of dense forests - By the end of the lesson, the students
will be able to know about Zaire in particular.
50 Social Studies Lesson Plans for Grades 3-6