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Activities for Elementary School Social Studies,9781577662426

Activities for Elementary School Social Studies

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2nd
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9781577662426

ISBN10:
1577662423
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Pub. Date:
2/1/2003
Publisher(s):
Waveland Pr Inc
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Table of Contents

Introduction and Rationale ix
A Definition for Social Studies xi
Geography Activities
1(50)
Introduction
3(48)
Geographic Picture Dictionary
6(2)
Shaving Cream Landforms
8(2)
Pumpkin Globes
10(2)
Comparing Modeled, Mapped, and Real Objects
12(2)
Constructing a Highway Community
14(2)
Understanding Globes as Models of the Earth
16(1)
Understanding Maps as Pictures of the Earth
17(2)
Making a Sandbox Playground
19(2)
North America and Other Continents
21(2)
Discovering Cardinal Directions
23(2)
Traveling on Land and Water
25(2)
A Floor Grid System
27(2)
North America and South America
29(1)
Understanding Relative Location
30(2)
Locating Mexico and Canada: Understanding the Climate Differences
32(2)
State Identification
34(2)
Soap-Dough Regional Maps
36(2)
Locating the States
38(2)
Making Papier-Mache Globes
40(2)
Earth's Tilt + Revolution = Seasons
42(2)
Finding Mountainous Areas of the World
44(2)
Soda-Bottle Map Projections
46(2)
The Changing Continents
48(3)
History Activities
51(28)
Introduction
53(26)
Making Candles
56(1)
Constructing a Transportation Chart
57(2)
Sculpting the Status of Liberty
59(2)
Independence Day (Fourth of July)
61(2)
Making a Hornbook
63(1)
Puzzle Pairs
64(2)
Replicas of Ancient Animal-Skin Coats
66(2)
Developing a Time-Line of Your Lifetime
68(2)
Making a Dinosaur Book
70(2)
Gravestone Rubbings
72(2)
Footprint Time-Line
74(2)
Shoe-Box Colonies
76(1)
Making a Time-Line of Presidents
77(2)
Anthropology Activities
79(32)
Introduction
81(30)
Making Dinosaur Tracks
82(2)
Looking at Fingerprints
84(2)
Sand Painting
86(2)
Making Papier-Mache Pinatas
88(2)
Making Miniature Totem Poles
90(2)
Making Time Capsules
92(2)
Making a Native American Rattle
94(2)
Making Native American Pottery
96(2)
Making an African Rainstick
98(2)
Building a Pueblo Village
100(2)
Making Models of Early Ships and Boats
102(2)
Making a Plastic Scrimshaw
104(2)
Making a Travel Brochure
106(2)
Making a Maraca
108(3)
Sociology Activities
111(38)
Introduction
113(36)
The Clocks of Time
114(2)
Observing Change
116(2)
Making a Mural of House Types
118(2)
Distinguishing between Rural and Urban
120(2)
Making Passports
122(2)
Making a Mardi Gras King Cake
124(2)
Consequences of Helping or Hurting Others
126(2)
Making and Understanding Highway Signs
128(2)
Making a Class Book
130(3)
Interpreting the Symbols of Society
133(2)
Sports Team Mapping
135(2)
Everyday Problems of the Handicapped
137(2)
Creating Stories from Pictures
139(1)
Picturing Yourself There
140(2)
Stories from the Town Limit Sign
142(2)
Symbols with Meaning: A Collage
144(2)
Establishing a Homework Hotline
146(3)
Economics Activities
149(28)
Introduction
151(26)
Distinguishing between Wants and Needs
153(2)
Distinguishing between Goods and Services
155(2)
Making an Advertising T-Shirt
157(2)
Checking Out the Job Market
159(2)
Distinguishing Human-Made and Natural Resources
161(2)
Operating a Restaurant
163(2)
Buying Groceries
165(2)
World Product Tags
167(2)
Playing ``The Price Is Right''
169(2)
Supply and Demand
171(2)
Comparing Assembly Lines to Individual Workers
173(2)
Global Resources
175(2)
Political Science Activities
177(22)
Introduction
179(20)
Making a Flag Cake
180(2)
Drawing the U.S. Capitol Building
182(2)
Practicing Voting
184(2)
Understanding the Pledge of Allegiance
186(2)
Resolving Issues by Voting
188(2)
Unraveling a News Article
190(3)
Drafting a Class Constitution
193(2)
A Community Debate
195(2)
State Ratification Time-Line
197(2)
Interdisciplinary Activities
199(144)
Introduction
201(40)
Spatial Relationships
203(2)
Vocabulary Bingo
205(2)
Design a State License Plate
207(2)
Graphing Ways of Getting to School
209(2)
Making a Collage
211(2)
Making Papier-Mache Moons
213(2)
Gathering News
215(2)
Changes in the Environment
217(2)
Graphing Eye Color
219(2)
Vegetable Identification by Taste
221(2)
Neighborhood Leaf Survey
223(2)
Developing Graphic Organizers for Countries
225(2)
Using Comics from the Newspaper
227(2)
Encyclopedia Questions of the Week
229(2)
A Game with Too, To, Two
231(2)
Improving Content Reading Skills
233(2)
Recycling Paper
235(2)
Time Zones in the Contiguous United States
237(2)
Making a Needle-Cork Compass
239(2)
Appendices
Annotated Bibliography of Children's Books for Teaching Social Studies
241(30)
Electronic Resources for Social Studies Teachers
271(20)
Standards for Teaching Social Studies
291(18)
NCSS Key to Activities
309(16)
Creating Lesson Plans and Unit Plans
325(18)
Lesson Plans
327(3)
Unit Plans
330(1)
Components of a Unit Plan
331(3)
Differentiating between Goals and Objectives
334(2)
Eight Vital Topics in Social Studies Today
336(1)
Grouping Strategies in Social Studies
337(1)
Using the Modalities of Learning
338(1)
Questioning Strategies
339(1)
Using Benjamin Bloom's Taxonomy
340(1)
Key Words in Questioning
341(2)
Bibliography 343


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