Kindergarten to Grade 3 Social Studies Lesson Plans 51 to 100
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.)
- A Celebration
Timeline- Students identify our national holidays, make and use a
timeline, and appreciate the unique nature and shared values of family
- A Special
Classroom Quilt- Have children share a special event from their lives
with their classmates by making a classroom quilt.
- Adapting to the
Land- Students will consider how the environment affects how people
live, identify examples of human adaptation, and appreciate human-environment
the Winner Is...- Children will use their artistic skills to create
an award for a fabulous family member.
- Assembly Lines-
In this activity students form an assembly line to make a picture.
Students will create a travel brochure for Australia.
Treated Equally- To let children experience prejudice first hand,
in reference to Martin Luther King Day.
Collage- The goal of this activity is to expose students to the numerous
careers that exist in this world.
of Compliments- Students will give and receive compliments to and
from their classmates. This activity can promote self-esteem as well as
- 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.
an Edible Map- Students will create a map and examine the physical
geography, borders, and/or cities/towns of an area.
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
Crest- Children can begin to think about their family histories and
their own lives by making a family crest.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
the School- Students will develop their mapping skills by creating
an object map of the school.
Personal Treasures- Students will learn and appreciate the "personal
treasures" of their classmates as well as their own.
- 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.
Map- Students will develop their map-making skills, as well as their
sense of direction.
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.
Rooms- As children play the School Rooms game, they reinforce their
understanding of commonly used school terms in a fun, noncompetitive atmosphere.
This activity will give students the opportunity to consider what is involved
in cooperative efforts and why real teamwork can be very effective.
Cards- What better way to have children share information about themselves
than to make trading cards.
- 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.
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
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.
I Live- This activity will enable children to see that other neighborhoods
can be different from their own, but also similar in many ways.
We Came From- In preparation for the activity, have children ask their
parents and relatives to list the countries where their ancestors were
Helps?- Children develop their understanding of how their families
function and renew their appreciation for various family members.
You Were Here- Children will take a closer look at the world just
outside their doors and share their experiences with their classmates.
50 Kindergarten - Grade 3 Social Studies Lesson Plans