I know labs- investigations, observations, and drawing (sometimes a different) conclusion. The folks at UMBC (University of Maryland Baltimore County) have taken history into the lab. History Labs (or A Guide Approach to Historical Inquiry in theK-12 Classroom) outlines a step by step plan to help encourage critical thinking skills as opposed to the [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Social Studies'
September 26th, 2013 · No Comments · Content - Social Studies
September 12th, 2013 · No Comments · Content - Social Studies
My Great Maps allows you to construct your own map. Add color, icons, and labels. For younger students, you might want to concentrate on basic geography. For older students, you could track battles, migrations, or trade routes. Sign on for a free teacher’s account- you can then set up student accounts. Having an account will [...]
June 10th, 2013 · No Comments · Content - Social Studies
This clever TED lesson introduces the geographic concept of movement via a potential zombie invasion. Watch the brief video (it is on YouTube so the students couldn’t view it in school) and then have them complete the multiple choice quiz and/or the discussion questions. (from Larry Ferlazzo’s Webiste of the Day)
May 24th, 2013 · No Comments · Content - Language Arts, Content - Social Studies, edmodo
In today’s edmodo blog, there is a fascinating post from a fifth grade teacher. She used edmodo groups to writing skills with historical fiction. The post includes sample pages, rubrics, and other resources. Click here to read.