Social Studies Lesson Plans

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Do You Know Your Rights?
Do You Know Your Rights?
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Do You Know Your Rights?
Introduce your students to the rights guaranteed to them by the Constitution, and have them come up with the rights that they wish they would have!
5th grade
Social studies
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Martin Luther King, Jr.: I Have A Dream
Martin Luther King, Jr.: I Have A Dream
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Martin Luther King, Jr.: I Have A Dream
Use this lesson to show your students that dreams can become reality with dedication and determination. This lesson will teach them about a man who made his dream come true by standing firm in front of the most challenging obstacles.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Different Communities
Different Communities
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Different Communities
What's the difference? In this lesson, your students will learn to describe what living in an urban, rural, and a suburban area is like.
2nd grade
Social studies
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Heroes in Our Community
Heroes in Our Community
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Heroes in Our Community
This lesson is about Community Heroes. It describes what community heroes do. It gives your students a good idea of what makes community heroes special.
Kindergarten
Social studies
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One Tree, Three Branches
One Tree, Three Branches
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One Tree, Three Branches
Get your kids excited about social studies with this comprehensive lesson, which will allow them to make their own visual comparisons of the three branches of the United States government.
2nd grade
Social studies
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Understand African American Spirituals
Understand African American Spirituals
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Understand African American Spirituals
Spirituals have a long history in the United States, and often serve to strengthen and motivate people. Students will compare three types of spirituals from different time periods and share their understanding with their peers.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Friends Are Fun!
Friends Are Fun!
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Friends Are Fun!
In this social skills lesson plan, students will get to practice identifying how to be a friend. Friendship is an important social skill for kindergarten students to master as they begin to form a new community of peers at school.
Preschool
Social studies
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Voting Rights: Women's Suffrage Movement
Voting Rights: Women's Suffrage Movement
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Voting Rights: Women's Suffrage Movement
Use this civics lesson, which explores the suffrage movement for women, to teach your students about the importance of voting rights for all citizens.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Calling All Continents!
Calling All Continents!
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Calling All Continents!
Can your students call out the names of the continents? In this exciting lesson, students will learn the names of the major continents through an interactive process of word and map identification.
1st grade
Social studies
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Getting Around: Transportation
Getting Around: Transportation
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Getting Around: Transportation
Although they may need to wait before driving the real things, preschool students will love engaging with boats, trains, and buses as they learn more about different ways to get around. Honk, honk, choo-choo, and off to learn they’ll go!
Preschool
Social studies
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Going on a Feelings Hunt
Going on a Feelings Hunt
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Going on a Feelings Hunt
Everyone has feelings! In this lesson, students explore different feelings by recognizing them on faces. As they look through books, students will find pictures that show a variety of expressions.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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One, Two, Three Resources!
One, Two, Three Resources!
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One, Two, Three Resources!
What do you use to make what you need? Resources! Students will explore the three kinds of resources producers use to create the products the use and sell.
2nd grade
Social studies
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A Classroom of Flags
A Classroom of Flags
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A Classroom of Flags
Patriotism will abound as students learn more about the United States. After learning about its history, students will soon be seeing American flags everywhere with this lesson!
Kindergarten
Social studies
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Scouting Out the States
Scouting Out the States
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Scouting Out the States
Let's scout out the states in the United States! In this jigsaw lesson, students will explore individual states, create a state collage, and share their knowledge with other students in the class.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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The Language of Landforms
The Language of Landforms
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The Language of Landforms
Kinesthetic and visual learners will greatly enjoy this playful lesson. Using symbols and gestures, students explore the characteristics of various United States landforms.
3rd grade
Social studies
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Bald Eagle: The USA's National Bird
Bald Eagle: The USA's National Bird
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Bald Eagle: The USA's National Bird
Your students will love learning about America's national bird as they watch a video, listen to a story, and play a fun game! Get your students excited to learn social studies with this lesson.
Kindergarten
Social studies
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Learning About the Dentist
Learning About the Dentist
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Learning About the Dentist
In this lesson, students will learn about why dentists are community helpers. They will also get a chance to see why it is so important to keep their teeth clean!
Preschool
Social studies
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Landmarks Scavenger Hunt
Landmarks Scavenger Hunt
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Landmarks Scavenger Hunt
Help your kids learn about landmarks with this lesson that takes them on a field trip around the school and has them record their findings in writing.
Kindergarten
Social studies
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How Does A Bill Become A Law?
How Does A Bill Become A Law?
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How Does A Bill Become A Law?
How does a bill become a law? Help your students figure out the answer with this engaging, hands-on social studies lesson.
5th grade
Social studies
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Reading Faces
Reading Faces
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Reading Faces
The first step to helping students develop empathy is teaching them about feelings. In this lesson, students learn what feelings look like by crafting their own emotional faces.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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What is a Region?
What is a Region?
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What is a Region?
Through examples and non-examples, students will learn what qualifies as a region. Creativity and problem solving skills will be put to the test as students determine the necessary elements that make up a region.
4th grade
Social studies
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Plan That Trip
Plan That Trip
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Plan That Trip
Students will use their artistic and directional skills as they practice drawing maps and giving directions. By the time it’s done, everyone will know which way is the right way to go!
1st grade
Social studies
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Mapping My World
Mapping My World
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Mapping My World
Give students an opportunity to show what they know! In this lesson, students will review key terms and construct a map of a familiar place. Whether it’s school or home, or a make believe place, students will enjoy mapping their world.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Community and Classroom Helpers
Community and Classroom Helpers
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Community and Classroom Helpers
Society and classrooms both require special helpers to keep things running smoothly. In this lesson, students will explore the people that help their community operate and take on some special jobs of their own to help in their classroom.
Preschool
Social studies
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Significance of "Let Freedom Ring" in MLK, Jr.'s Speech
Significance of "Let Freedom Ring" in MLK, Jr.'s Speech
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Significance of "Let Freedom Ring" in MLK, Jr.'s Speech
In this lesson, Significance of "Let Freedom Ring" in MLK, Jr.'s Speech, students will be able to understand the allusion Martin Luther King, Jr. makes to the song "My Country 'Tis of Thee." Have students discuss allusions in this speech.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Social Studies Lesson Plans

History helps define the present and dictates what may happen in the future. The below social studies lesson plans will use history and common everyday examples to prepare young children into becoming responsible and active members of society. Kickstart your students' growth while learning about the past and present with education.com's social studies lesson plans!