Social Studies Lesson Plans
- 7 Wonders- This activity involving
the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World will ignite the interest
of children in history and the beauty of the world around us. It
also uses technology and teaches the students to use
the computer as a research and presentation tool.
and their Habitats - Students learn how to classify animal traits
and habitat and build these into a chart.
Presidents - The goal of this lesson is to give students a fun and
creative way to remember the 44 Presidents of the United States.
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.
Chavez - Help students understand the importance of individualism,
individual action and character.
and Balances - The students will have an understanding of what checks
and balances is and how it works within the three branches of government.
Bill of Rights - The students will be able to describe their rights
as human beings that live in the United States.
Search - Hot, cold, wet, dry... The weather is always changing. How
do we know where and when to go on vacation? Climate Zones can help with
Talker - What's it like to speak in code? What's it like to have a
"Top Secret" job? Students will learn about the Navajo code talkers and
their contributions to World War II, while using the Navajo dictionary
to decipher secret messages.
Feast - Dust off your chef's hat - it's time to get cooking! We have
all seen those cooking shows on T.V. and wondered if those exotic dishes
tasted as good as they looked.
in Sweden - Students will use the computer to explore Christmas in
Sweden and apply what they have learned to answer questions.
winter Celebrations - Students will discover that Christmas is just
one of many winter celebrations.
you know Native Americans? - After this activity students will understand
the stereotypes placed on Native American peoples and they will be ready
to research Native Americans past and present.
Discrimination - Let's face it. We may be uncomfortable discussing
it, but discrimination is everywhere, in one way or another. Students
will have a chance to open up about what they have seen and maybe even
- We will talk about the Jewish holiday-Hanukkah and the similarities
and differences affects of the Nazis.
Country - Students will make a physical map for an imaginary country
Residents of Michigan - Students will correctly identify and color
on a map of Michigan the home location of indigenous persons by Native
Cartoons - The students will answer questions about cartoons presented
via a teacher prepared Power Point of cartoons.
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.
a Small World After All - I want students to be able to find out more
information about their individual cultures, be able to locate them on
the map, research the cultures and present them in front of the class.
Interests - This time will help them develop and explore any ideas
or questions they may have about a particular job they are interested
about Native Americans - Students should be able to name the important
characteristics of each tribe, differentiating between their cultures
and method of living/means of survival.
Branch: - The students will have an understanding on what the legislative
Do Business - The goal of this lesson is for the students understand
how a business works, being an owner/manager of a business, and running
in the 20's-WW2 - The lessons are on what life might have been like
in the roaring 20's, through The Great Depression, and in WW2.
of American Indians - Students will be able to understand the concept
of how important rain was for the Native American.
Details - Students will understand that although maps are used for
different applications, all maps use the same components.
Ages - To learn events and facts in the past. To learn cultural differences
between people today and people in the past.
a Mummy - Is that you, "Mummy"? Students will learn about the history
and science of mummification by creating a mummy with an apple.
Culture - We will be teaching you at a level 3 standard about media
Geographic Explorer - To have the students be able to organize the
information they gained in a tree graph. To have the students give an
oral report of their findings.
Americans and the Home - When children realize the differences in
the measurement system they will be able to understand theh differentiation
between sizes of measurments and amounts.
Dyes - This is a lesson to DYE for! Students will learn about the
history of natural dyes used to color fabric during the Colonial era.
and Wants - How does money affect people?
Carolina - Native Americans and their many roles in the development
of North Carolina past and present.
Bingo - This lesson is great to use as a review game of the presidents.
Students have to match the facts you name to the correct president.
It Back Together - Students will "dig" this. They will learn about
how archeologists are similar to detectives when it comes to finding out
the origin and use of various artifacts that are uncovered during archeological
History Review - The purpose of the activity is to review what the
students learned throughout the year in history class and to relate it
to the students lives.
of a Fourth Grade Nothing - My goal for this language arts reading/activities
is for my students to complete a chapter book at an appropriate grade
level and to participate in team/group setting activities related to the
Algonquian Way of Life - Students will identify the role that nature
played in the lives of these Native Americans.
California Gold Rush - Students will be able to develop an historical
perspective on why settlers moved west.
First Americans - Students will understand cause and effect, and the
effects the end of the ice age had on the first Americans.
Melting Pot - "One of these things is not like the other..."
Imagine how boring life in America would be if everyone were alike? Students
can learn to celebrate the differences in each other, as well as the different
cultures that make up America.
Price is Right! - To guide students' thinking in determining the price
of their products That students will gain an understanding of what a profit
is and how to make a profit rather than loose money.
Revolutionary War - The purpose is to assist students in gaining a
better understanding of this crucial period in our country's history.
Seven Wonders of the World - The students will be able to identify,
locate and explain the 7 wonders of the world.
Thirteen Colonies - Students will be able to locate the originally
thirteen colonies on a map.
of the United States Flag - Students will complete a timeline of the
United States flag.
a Lock to Move a Boat - How do large, heavy water vessels pass through
the shallow parts of a river? Locks! The following experiment will give
students a better understanding of how this happens.
Needs Government?... We All Do. - Explain the consequences of having
a lack of government and rules and laws for a society.
50 Social Studies Lesson Plans for Grades 3-6