Category Archives: Social Studies and Science

Land “Feet-ures”

Print-and-Use Gameboard Here’s a partner game sure to keep your students thinking. Give each pair of students a copy of the gameboard and answer key, two copies of the recording sheet, and a die. Then guide the partners to follow … Continue reading

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Name Droppers

Here’s a super simple idea for investigating insect characteristics. Just provide research materials and copies of the form. Then challenge each pair of students to name a different insect for each characteristic listed on the page. When a duo finishes, … Continue reading

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Map Skills

MAP SKILLS Whether your class is studying one specific state or all 50, here’s an independent activity that’s sure to “peak” some interest. Place at a center a supply of paper and a state, country, or world map that is … Continue reading

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Sweet Combinations – Jelly Bean Chemistry

SWEET COMBINATIONS Here’s a sweet introduction to chemical compounds. In advance, purchase a bag of jelly beans for every six students. Next, show students examples of common compounds. Explain that each compound is made up of the atoms of two … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Did you Know?

Martin Luther King Jr. was nearly assassinated a decade earlier than his ultimate death.  While on a book tour, signing copies of his book Stride Toward Freedom, on September 20, 1958, King was approached by Izola Ware Curry who asked … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King Jr. Trivia

Did you know that Martin was not Martin Luther King, Jr. original name?  That’s right, his given name at birth was Michael Luther.  When Martin Luther King was two years old his dad made a trip to Germany.  Inspired by … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Why do we study history?  Why have Martin Luther King, Jr. Day?  We study history so we can learn from the past,  right?  Perhaps, but are we actually learning from out past?  Do we actually learn from “mistakes” in history?  This then … Continue reading

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