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Going on a Bear Hunt with Landforms
Going on a Bear Hunt with Landforms
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Going on a Bear Hunt with Landforms
Going on a bear hunt...through, over, and across landforms! Your students will learn about landforms as they participate in a story and play a game.
Preschool
Social studies
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Bodies Of Water
Bodies Of Water
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Bodies Of Water
Use this lesson to teach your students about the major bodies of water by letting them create miniature versions of their own!
5th grade
Social studies
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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
Reading & Writing
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Goods and Services: Let's Make a Deal!
Goods and Services: Let's Make a Deal!
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Goods and Services: Let's Make a Deal!
Have your students experience the act of trading goods and services with bartering. In this activity, students will have the opportunity to make a deal, in order to get what they want. Better yet, make a deal without spending a cent!
2nd grade
Social studies
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Road Rules
Road Rules
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Road Rules
On the road again! In this transportation-centered lesson, your class will learn how to identify common road signs.
Preschool
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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Get to Know Mae Jemison
Get to Know Mae Jemison
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Get to Know Mae Jemison
Mae Jemison was the first African American female astronaut to enter space. Use the Get to Know Mae Jemison lesson plan to learn more about this famous scientist. Children will then read and write about her, and create their own paper rocket.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Classroom Directions
Classroom Directions
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Classroom Directions
In this lesson, your students will learn how to identify what direction they are going when they move from one place to another. They'll be able to visually see directions in the classroom.
2nd grade
Social studies
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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
Reading & Writing
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Finding the Five Themes of Geography
Finding the Five Themes of Geography
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Finding the Five Themes of Geography
Students journey on a scavenger hunt around the school to put their knowledge of the Five Themes of Geography to the test!
3rd grade
Social studies
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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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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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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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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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Superhero Citizens
Superhero Citizens
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Superhero Citizens
It’s not a bird! It’s not a plane! It’s a Super Citizen! In this superhero lesson on citizenship, students will learn about the concepts of good citizenship while simultaneously getting a lesson on positive behavior!
1st 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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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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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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Who Is Mae Jemison?
Who Is Mae Jemison?
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Who Is Mae Jemison?
Mae Jemison was the first African American female astronaut to enter space! Use the Who Is Mae Jemison? lesson plan to get to know this prominent scientist and entrepreneur. Students will read about Mae and then answer questions about her.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Stone Age
Stone Age
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Stone Age
Excite your students with knowledge of the past by showing them a film and pretending to live in the past! In this lesson, your students will learn about the Stone Age.
1st 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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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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Transitioning to Intermediate Directions
Transitioning to Intermediate Directions
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Transitioning to Intermediate Directions
This lesson will introduce students to intermediate map directions northwest, northeast, southwest, and southeast. It also offers practice writing functional texts using transitional words as well as both cardinal and intermediate directions.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Bubbles and Boxes: Branches of the U.S. Government
Bubbles and Boxes: Branches of the U.S. Government
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Bubbles and Boxes: Branches of the U.S. Government
Students will be given information on the three branches of the US government. This is an introduction where students fill out information.
5th grade
Social studies
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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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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!