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Elementary School Lesson Plans for History and Social Studies Subjects

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With the poem “In 1492″, you can teach Columbus Day and poetry too!

Title – Christopher Columbus Poem Topic – Pre Reading (Rhyming) By – Karen Mercurio Primary Subject – Language Arts Secondary Subjects – Social Studies Grade Level – K-1 Objective: Each student will be introduced to rhyming sounds by using poetry. Standards: Massachusetts …

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Subjects:

Language Arts, Social Studies  

Grades:

K, 1  

This part is on the Ocean Plants

Title – Ocean Unit By – Debbie Haren Subject – Science, Social Studies Grade Level – K-3 I would start with a poster of pictures of plants in the ocean from National Geographics or a book of plants in the oceans. Explain …

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Subjects:

Science, Social Studies  

Grades:

K, 1, 2, 3  

A Community-Improving lesson which stresses that Hands Are For Helping

Title – Helping Hands By – Robyn Larson Subject – Social Studies Grade Level – K – 5th This is an ongoing lesson that I am doing in my classroom to help children learn that our hands are for helping. Here are …

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Subject:

Social Studies  

Grades:

K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5  

If your school hasn’t made a flag on the fence with paper cups yet, you really should try this idea!

  Title – Flag Making Strategy By – Mary Whiteley Primary Subject – Social Studies Secondary Subjects – Art Grade Level – K – 5  You need: 1. Chain link fencing on your school site   2. Paper cups in the colors …

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Subjects:

Art, Social Studies  

Grades:

K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5  

Called “My Life As A Tree,” this lesson is on Tree Rings, Bark, Cambium, and Heartwood

Title – “My Life As A Tree” By – Judy Altheide Subject – Science, Social Studies Grade Level – K-4 Note from the author: This lesson can be used for Kindergarten through fourth grade! This is a good way to introduce the …

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Subjects:

Science, Social Studies  

Grades:

K, 1, 2, 3, 4  

In this lesson on Sharing, students will create a journal

Title – Sharing By – Mollie Tucker Subject – Social Studies, Language Arts Grade Level – Kindergarten – First Long Range Objective: The student will be able to define sharing and give an example. Instructional Objective: The student will make predictions about …

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Subjects:

Language Arts, Social Studies  

Grades:

K, 1  

This lesson discusses the difficulties in Crossing the Ocean

Title – Ocean Unit By – Debbie Haren Subject – Science, Social Studies Grade Level – k-3 The next area that would be essential to study would be the way many of people have tried to tame the ocean by crossing it. …

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Subjects:

Science, Social Studies  

Grades:

K, 1, 2, 3  

Ocean Animals are the subject of this section

Title – Ocean Unit By – Debbie Haren Subject – Science, Social Studies Grade Level – K-3 Have four groups of classmates of about 5 children in each group pick an animal that lives in the ocean to study. The teacher can …

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Subjects:

Science, Social Studies  

Grades:

K, 1, 2, 3  

This idea involves exploring World Transportation with Toys

  Title – Transportation for the world By – Debbie Haren Primary Subject – Social Studies Secondary Subjects – Grade Level – Pre-K and Kindergarten Materials: small manipulatives of cars, airplanes, trucks and busses. Small race cars and a play mat for …

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Subject:

Social Studies  

Grades:

PreK, K  

Here is a great election idea from a combined pre-school/after school care facility

  Title – Election at School By – Michelle D’Onofrio Primary Subject – Social Studies Secondary Subjects – Math, Language Arts Grade Level – Pre-k – 1 My pre-school has children from 6-weeks to after school care age, so to include everyone, …

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Subject:

Social Studies  

Grades:

PreK, K, 1  

This lesson plan is on Cave Paintings and Historical Stereotypes

Title – cave paintings By – Christy Zoulek Primary Subject – Art Secondary Subjects – Social Studies Grade Level – K-3 Lesson Plan Title: cave painting Concept / Topic To Teach: Stereotypes may not be correct, what we see in movies and …

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Subjects:

Art, Social Studies  

Grades:

K, 1, 2, 3  

Toddlers and preschoolers press their hands and feet into service for this patriotic flag activity

Title – Hands-on Flag and Stand Up for America Activity By – Lisa Howard Primary Subject – Art Secondary Subjects – Math, Social Studies Grade Level – Preschool & Up Procedure: A simple art activity for toddlers and preschoolers is the American …

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Subjects:

Art, Math, Social Studies  

Grades:

PreK, K, 1  

This idea is called “Veterans In My Family” and is great for Veteran’s Day or Memorial Day

  Title – Veterans in My Family By – Clara Southerland Primary Subject – Social Studies Secondary Subjects – Grade Level – PreK-5 Objective: To create a visual of students’ family members who are/were veterans. To develop an appreciation for people who …

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Subject:

Social Studies  

Grades:

PreK, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5  

Paint a picture of what you want to be; an Art and Social Studies lesson

  Title – Paint a Picture of what you want to be By – Debbie Haren Subject – Social Studies, Art Grade Level – K-3 Talk to students about occupations that they can do when they grow up. Talk to the students …

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Subjects:

Art, Social Studies  

Grades:

K, 1, 2, 3  

This lesson plan is on the “Layers of the Rain Forest”

Title – Layers of the Rainforest By – Tricia Badillo Subject – Science, Social Studies Grade Level – K-1 This lesson teaches children the 4 layers of the rainforest. Materials: poster board sponges or paintbrushes or vegetables! (using vegetables to paint with …

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Subjects:

Science, Social Studies  

Grades:

K, 1  

Here’s a discussion of the Ships on the Ocean

Title – Ocean Unit By – Debbie Haren Subject – Science, Social Studies, MultiDisciplinary Grade Level – k-3 This piece of the Ocean unit is about the types of instruments needed to take a ship or boat out onto the ocean. What …

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Subjects:

Science, Social Studies  

Grades:

K, 1, 2, 3  

This portion teaches about the Ocean Food Chain

Title – Ocean Unit By – Debbie Haren Subject – Science, Social Studies Grade Level – K-3 Now it is time to look at the food chain of the ocean. Have students think about the small animals all the way up to …

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Subjects:

Science, Social Studies  

Grades:

K, 1, 2, 3  

With this idea students develop “My Book About Me”

Title – My Book About Me By – Debbie Haren Primary Subject – Social Studies Secondary Subjects – Language Arts Grade Level – Preschool-1st grade Materials: 5 sheets of paper per student. A marker or pen. Crayons or markers Procedure: Make up …

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Subjects:

Language Arts, Social Studies  

Grades:

PreK, K, 1  

This lesson explores “The Color of We” with puppetry, poetry and paint-mixing

Title – Color of WE By – Nan Ray Primary Subject – Social Studies Grade Level – Pre K – 2 ACTIVITY: 1. Introduce four multi-racial puppets to the class. Ask for 4 volunteers who want to use a puppet to read …

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Subject:

Social Studies  

Grades:

PreK, K, 1, 2  

This ice cream election idea also has good book suggestions

  Title – Ice Cream Elections By – Jen Primary Subject – Social Studies Grade Level – Kindergarten Read “My Teacher For President” by Kay Winters and “Duck For President” by Doreen Cronin. Have students vote for their favorite ice cream flavor …

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Subject:

Social Studies  

Grade:

K  

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