Kindergarten to Grade 3 Social Studies Lesson Plans 51 to 100

  1. 101 Things Friends Do- Each group brainstorms (for designated period of time) a list of things friends do (share ice cream, laugh at each other's jokes, go places together, etc.)
  2. A Celebration Timeline- Students identify our national holidays, make and use a timeline, and appreciate the unique nature and shared values of family celebrations.
  3. A Special Classroom Quilt- Have children share a special event from their lives with their classmates by making a classroom quilt.
  4. Adapting to the Land- Students will consider how the environment affects how people live, identify examples of human adaptation, and appreciate human-environment interaction.
  5. And the Winner Is...- Children will use their artistic skills to create an award for a fabulous family member.
  6. Assembly Lines- In this activity students form an assembly line to make a picture.
  7. Australia- Students will create a travel brochure for Australia.
  8. Being Treated Equally- To let children experience prejudice first hand, in reference to Martin Luther King Day.
  9. Career Collage- The goal of this activity is to expose students to the numerous careers that exist in this world.
  10. Chain of Compliments- Students will give and receive compliments to and from their classmates. This activity can promote self-esteem as well as classroom cooperation.
  11. City, Suburb, or Country?- Students discuss the characteristics of life in the country, in a suburb, and in a city. Students compare and contrast general environmental differences, and explore their immediate environment.
  12. Creating an Edible Map- Students will create a map and examine the physical geography, borders, and/or cities/towns of an area.
  13. Disaster Drill Guide- In this activity, students will create an emergency drill guide that will help them know what to do in the event of an emergency at school.
  14. Family Crest- Children can begin to think about their family histories and their own lives by making a family crest.
  15. Honor Special People- Students design a postage stamp to honor a special person. Students identify people who have made a difference, analyze why people commemorate others, and describe ways individuals can help others.
  16. Made in the USA- Students map products made in the United States. Students discuss regional interdependence and identify goods the U.S. produces and trades.
  17. Make a Map- Students will create a map and a map key, understand that a map shows the view from above, and use a map key to interpret symbols and locate places and objects on a map.
  18. Mapping the School- Students will develop their mapping skills by creating an object map of the school.
  19. My Personal Treasures- Students will learn and appreciate the "personal treasures" of their classmates as well as their own.
  20. Our Flag- In this activity children make a United States flag collage. They understand that the flag is a national symbol, explain what the stars and stripes stand for, and appreciate the role national symbols play in our society.
  21. Playground Map- Students will develop their map-making skills, as well as their sense of direction.
  22. Presidents' Day Home Page- The virtual museums on George Washington and Abraham Lincoln are designed for primary students and classroom use. Students will enjoy browsing through the respective museums individually, with a partner or as a part of a group.
  23. School Rooms- As children play the School Rooms game, they reinforce their understanding of commonly used school terms in a fun, noncompetitive atmosphere.
  24. Teamwork- This activity will give students the opportunity to consider what is involved in cooperative efforts and why real teamwork can be very effective.
  25. Trading Cards- What better way to have children share information about themselves than to make trading cards.
  26. Using Grids- Students make a map of their favorite room. They create a map, a map key, and a map index. Students use a grid to find and describe the location of specific places.
  27. We All Live Together- The students will draw their house, write about their picture and will be able to read their writing to the teacher and class.
  28. Where Have You Been?- Children reinforce their understanding of sense words and build their communication skills as they tell friends about a place they've been to and a place they'd like to visit. As children listen to one another, they learn about different places.
  29. Where I Live- This activity will enable children to see that other neighborhoods can be different from their own, but also similar in many ways.
  30. Where We Came From- In preparation for the activity, have children ask their parents and relatives to list the countries where their ancestors were born.
  31. Who Helps?- Children develop their understanding of how their families function and renew their appreciation for various family members.
  32. Wish You Were Here- Children will take a closer look at the world just outside their doors and share their experiences with their classmates.

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