Kindergarten to Grade 3 Social Studies Lesson Plans

  • Abraham Lincoln's House - In this lesson, students will make their own version of his home. This tasty treat is a great way for students to visualize where one of our greatest leaders grew up.
  • American Symbols Matching Game - This lesson will not only familiarize students with the various symbols of our country, but they will learn some fun facts about each symbol along the way.
  1. All About Oregon- Students will get a better understanding of the state of Oregon by learning about the facts about each topic and why these particular objects were picked for these positions.
  2. American Flag - This lesson teaches children the answers and lets them make a flag that represents who they are.
  3. Cardinal Bounce - The objective for this lesson is for the students to explore and recite the cardinal directions accurately while still managing to have fun.
  4. Christmas in Sweden- At the end of this lesson students will be able to compare and contrast their family's Christmas traditions with Swedish Christmas traditions.
  5. Colonial Children's Games - How much fun can we have while using our imagination? This lesson will stimulate students' creativity and give them a glimpse into the lives of children from the Colonial era, when no electronic devices were present.
  6. Community Maps - Students will be able to determine important places in the community.
  7. Creating Gender-Equitable Classroom - Motivate students to creatively and critically think about their personal aspirations by engaging them in a variety of activities.
  8. Discussing Your Family Tree - Students will learn about their family members and characteristics of each member.
  9. Families Are... - The student will be able to create a collage showing different roles within a family and how those family members support each other.
  10. Games from Around the Globe - All kids love their playtime, or do they? Ever wonder what games children play in other countries? Students will have an opportunity to learn this and more as they work together in the following lesson.
  11. Getting to Know Your School - Students will create a model of their school, classroom, cafeteria, library and computer lab. Students will further create a life size map of the school.
  12. Hanukkah- Jewish holiday-Hanukkah similarities and differences.
  13. Harriet Tubman's Life - The students will also be able to work cooperatively in a group while sequencing events and matching sentences.
  14. Helpers in Your Community - This is an opportunity for students to gain an understanding of the makings of a "community" and the people who give of their time and talents to help others.
  15. Helping Others - TLW discuss ways their families and communities can work together to meet basic needs.
  16. I Have, Who Has? - My main goal for my lesson is for each of my students to be able to identify and define each vocabulary word, term, or person presented in the review and feel fully prepared for their test the next day.
  17. Intro to Native American Housing- This lesson draws attention to the most prominant types of housing that Native Americans lived in prior to colonization and narrows scope to the Plains Tepee.
  18. Job Interests- What students want to learn about particular job interests?
  19. Learning About Timelines - Timelines are an important tool in helping us to understand history. In this lesson, students make a timeline of events that happened in their class.
  20. Let's talk about Gender Bias - Provide students with opportunities to think critically about gender equality in the classroom.
  21. Making a Map - Where am I? Maps are valuable tools for figuring that out. Knowing how to draw and read a map is even better! Students will have lots of fun as they discover the importance of these skills in the following lesson.
  22. Mapping the Garden - The purpose of this lesson is to have the students' gain an understanding of maps.
  23. Me and My School Community - Students will list ways they can help out in their school community by creating a "helping hand mobile."
  24. Media Culture- We aim to get the class to enjoy what they are doing while learning at the same time.
  25. My Community - Have the students identify different communities, and things within the community.
  26. Native Americans and the Home- The aim is to get the participants to work together in a group or as an individual and to understand the differences in measurements and how making food in the home reflects the people that live in the home.
  27. Native American Dwellings - Students will find different shapes in the structures of Native American dwellings.
  28. Native American Village - This lesson lets students use their creativity and imagination. They work together to create a replica of a Native American village.
  29. National Geographic Explorer- To have the students work together to gain information about Sacagawea.
  30. Needs and Wants- How does money affect people?
  31. Never Eat Sour Watermelons - After this lesson students will learn cardinal directions, and understand the importance of using a map in order to get to a destination.
  32. Our Jobs - Big Question How are we going to build a community in our classroom?
  33. Places in our School Community - The student will be able to describe the location of various classroom objects.
  34. Powerpoint Slide Show - Who Am I? - Students will be able to recognize community helpers and what they do.
  35. Sacagawea - This section of US History focuses on the rights of the American slaves.
  36. Ship Building in Milton - The students will understand how the geography of the area influenced the development and the demise of the industry of ship building.
  37. Thanksgiving Food Drive - To make the children aware of the importance of community involvement.
  38. The Soup Stone - Students will identify that sharing is a way to show you are a friend.
  39. The Thirteen Colonies - Students will be able to locate the originally thirteen colonies on a map.
  40. The Value of Community and Self - Appreciate their own uniqueness and being part of a community.
  41. Who Am I? - Students will be able to recognize community helpers and what they do.
  42. Who Are The Native Americans? - Students will learn how to make a Native American headband.

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