By using a simple mnemonic device, this skinny poster illustrates the factors that characterize any civilization: Geography, Religion, Achievements, Politics, Economics, and Social Structures. Use this poster when introducing any ancient civilization to your students. It works with classifying present-day civilizations too!    ©2017. Middle school, high school. 13 x 38 inches. Laminated to last.

It would be a good way to channel students' focus when talking about different civilizations or eras. It breaks a huge idea down to six different topics, with varying complexities. It could be altered a little to be more applicable.

Are you looking for a meaningful way to integrate writing in your social studies classroom?  Try historical journals!  A great way to integrate narrative writing and history!

Classroom DIY: Pioneer Journals

Colonial Journals for StoryPath/Colonial Boston! // Are you looking for a meaningful way to integrate writing in your social studies classroom? Try historical journals! A great way to integrate narrative writing and history!

What student doesn’t like watching videos? This post has a list of of top 10 YouTube channels for middle and high school social studies classes. Find great topics for U.S. History, World History, Economics, Governments, and even Psychology. Your 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th grade, and home school kids will stay engaged in the videos you will find with these links. It’s a great way to integrate technology into your lesson. {sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth, eleventh, twelfth}

5 You Tube Channels that Rock for Social Studies It can be difficult to keep students interested in the topic of history, but using upbeat and informational videos can be one way to keep students engaged.

Social Studies activities for Elementary and Middle School is fun and engaging with Social Studies Interactive Notebooks for the Year Bundle! 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and even 8th grade students love these hands-on foldables, projects, and lessons. Teaching Social Studies units about government, maps, and history is easy with these classroom-tested ideas.

Social Studies Interactive Notebooks, Mini Units, and Activities Mega Bundle

Social Studies activities for Elementary and Middle School is fun and engaging with Social Studies Interactive Notebooks for the Year Bundle! 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and even 8th grade students love these hands-on foldables, projects, and lessons. Teaching Social Studies units about government, maps, and history is easy with these classroom-tested ideas.

Explorer Lapbook

Explorer Lapbook Cover As you can see I love teaching Social Studies. up until this year in grade I taught S. to two classes whi.

Teaching Citizenship in Kindergarten. Great lesson for the beginning of the year to teach about cooperation and doing our best.

Teaching Citizenship in Kindergarten. Great lesson for the beginning of the year to teach about cooperation and doing our best. I would use thsi as a way to start the year off right and remind students what we need to do to be a good citizen.

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