Elementary Social Studies Activities (Grades 3-5)

Elementary Social Studies Activities (Grades 3-5)
Who Are the People of the Village?

Understands the role of the citizen in American democracy.

Basic thinking tool: Brainstorming

The Governor’s Appeal

Use a variety of methods and sources to understand history (such as interpreting diaries, letters, newspapers, and reading maps and graphs) and know the difference between primary and secondary sources.

Basic thinking tool: Attribute Listing

Adaption is the Name of the Game

Understands the interactions of people and the physical environment.

Basic thinking tool: SCAMPER

The Way to Go?

Understands the characteristics of different economic systems and institutions.
Understands economic specialization and how specialization generally affects costs, amount of goods and services produced, and interdependence.

Basic thinking tool: ALoU

Inventors and Their Times

Understands geographic, economic, and technological features of the growth and change that occurred in America from 1801 to 1861.

Basic thinking tool: Paired Comparisons

Motivation Matrix

Knows the causes, key events, and effects of the Civil War and Reconstruction.

Basic thinking tool: Evaluation Matrix

My City

Key Ideas: Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; Identify key steps in a text’s description of a process related to history/social studies.
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas: Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) without information in print as digital text; Distinguish among fact, opinion, and reasoned judgment in a text; Analyze the relationship between primary and secondary sources on the same topic.

Basic thinking tool: Force-Fitting

A Time to Celebrate

Understands how democratic values came to be, and how they have been exemplified by people, events, and symbols
Understands the historical events and democratic values commemorated by major national holidays (e.g., Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; Presidents’ Day; Memorial Day; the Fourth of July; Labor Day; Veterans’ Day; Thanksgiving)

Basic thinking tool: Morphological Matrix

Organizing Career Day!

Key Ideas: Determine the central ideas or information of a source; Identify key steps of a process related to history/social studies.
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas: Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) without information in print as digital text; Distinguish among fact, opinion, and reasoned judgment in a text
Knowing the relationship and choices of the expanding global market.

Basic thinking tool: Hits/Hot Spots

From Here to There

Understands the concept of regions 
Benchmark: Knows the characteristics of a variety of regions (e.g., land form, climate, vegetation, shopping, housing, manufacturing, religion, language)

Basic thinking tool: Sequencing (SML)

Elementary Social Studies Activities (Grades 3-5) - 10-Pack

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