Category Archives: Social Studies

President’s Picnic

February offers the perfect opportunity to celebrate the lives of our American President’s. Photo from FCIT ClipPix. Inform students that they are going to have a Presidents Picnic.  Students will be researching the lives of  Presidents of the United States.  Provide … Continue reading

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Social Studies lessons from Scholastic

One of the lessons discovered at the Scholastic site is geared towards researching the effects of immigration on American history and culture.  The lessons can be taught during a 2 week period and all necessary materials are included.  Take a virtual … Continue reading

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Virtual Field Trip to Plimoth

Our friends at Scholastic have a great teacher resource available for the month of November.  It is a virtual field trip live webcast about the first Thanksgiving. In addition you will find lesson plans divided by grades k-2, 3-5, 6-8. … Continue reading

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Animated Atlas

Found this terrific educational resource and can see many ways it can be used.  The main homepage does have information regarding the sale of some items. Take a look at the 10 minute movie that discusses the geographic history of … Continue reading

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Teacher’s Domain

Register at Teacher’s Domain and gain access to thousands of resources, support materials, and best practices for differentiating instruction.  Materials are available through public broadcasting and its partners.  Browse Teachers’ Domain resources by your individual state educational frameworks, national standards, or … Continue reading

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New Resource from FCIT

Digital Teaching and Learning from FCIT is a collection of tools, resources and VEO. Included is a collection of education Apps for use with the iPad and/or iPod.  The items may be sorted by grade, subject, cost, and more.  I … Continue reading

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MapSkip

MapSkip is a free web community that focuses on sharing stories about the places in our lives. We all have places in the world that mean something special to us.  We may have destinations we hope to travel to.  We … Continue reading

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Constitution Day Poster Design Contest

Constitutionfacts.com is a national sponsor of the Fifth Annual GovDoc Kids Group U.S. Constitution Day Poster Contest for students, an international contest promoted exclusively through the Internet. To compete, the contest invites K-12 entrants (including homeschoolers) to celebrate Constitution Day (Sept. … Continue reading

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Digital History

Digital History is a site worth a bit of your time exploring.  There are no ads to distract. The site seems well organized and offers a multimedia history of the United States from the Revolution to the present. There is … Continue reading

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Railroads

When discussing various means of travel, consider sharing information on the history of railroad travel.  The idea of a railroad connecting the mainland of Florida to the Florida Keys was the vision of Henry Flagler.  Ask students to research railways … Continue reading

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