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Middle Social Studies Activities (Grades 6-8)

Middle Social Studies Activities (Grades 6-8)
We’re Out of Gas

Understands how scarcity requires individuals and institutions to make choices about how to use resources, knows the options and resources that are available for consumer protection, and understands the variety of factors necessary to consider when making wise consumer decisions.

Basic thinking tool: Force-Fitting

Congressional Update

Understands ideas about why government is necessary and the purposes government should serve.
Understands how legislative branch of the federal government functions and its responsibilities.

Basic thinking tool: SCAMPER

Changes in Time

Understands how people interact with the physical environment and how human and physical characteristics of different places in the world change over time.

Basic thinking tool: Attribute Listing

Advising FDR

Understands the ways that significant individuals and events influenced economic, social, and political systems in the United States after 1880.
Understands why government is necessary and the purposes government should serve.
Understands the rule of law in establishing limits on both those who govern and the governed, protecting individual rights, and promoting the common good.

Basic thinking tool: Hits/Hot Spots

Independence: How Should I Vote?

Understands the impact of significant people and ideas on the development of values and traditions in the United States prior to 1880.
Knows the essential ideas expressed in the Declaration of Independence.

Basic thinking tool: ALoU

Where Should We Settle?

Knows the factors involved in the development of cities.
Uses maps and geographic representations to acquire, process, and report geographic information including connections between places, patterns, processes of migration, and diffusion.
Understands the patterns and processes of migration and diffusion throughout the world.

Basic thinking tool: Evaluation Matrix

The Mighty Legume & the Inventor

Understands and knows how to analyze chronological relationships and patterns.
Understands the historical perspective.
Uses the general skills and strategies of the writing process.
Gathers and uses information for research purposes.
Uses skills and strategies to read a variety of informational texts.

Basic thinking tool: Brainstorming

Fast Forward to the Past

Understands and knows how to analyze chronological relationships and patterns.
Understands the historical perspective.
Understands the relationships among science, technology, society and the individual.

Basic thinking tool: Morphological Matrix

Help Needed

Understands the roles of voluntarism and organized groups in American social and political life.
Understands how participation in civic and political life can help citizens attain individual and public goals.

Basic thinking tool: Sequencing SML

Builders of the Underground Railroad

Understands how the industrial revolution, increasing immigration, the rapid expansion of slavery, and the westward movement changed the lives of Americans and led toward regional tensions
Understands the sources and character of cultural, religious, and social reform movements in the antebellum period
What dispositions or traits of character are important to the preservation and improvement of American democracy?
Students use a variety of technological and information resources (e.g., libraries, databases, computer networks, video) to gather and synthesize information and to create and communicate knowledge.
(In addition to several Language Arts related standards).

Basic thinking tool: Paired Comparisons

Middle Social Studies Activities (Grades 6-8) - 10-Pack

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