With the start of the new school year, you may be looking for ways to ease students back into social studies. Here are a few ways that Curriculum Pathways can help.
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Start the school year with a geography review. It's a good check of prior knowledge and an important building block for any social studies course. Students can use the Interactive Atlas to review continents, countries, and waterways. They can then use one of the many content-based lessons like Identifying Countries Using Mnemonics, which helps students practice relative locations of countries through mnemonic devices. And don't miss Geography: Five Themes!
This is a good resource to kick off U.S. History, particularly for courses that begin with a review of the founding documents. This resource provides tools for students to analyze the specific grievances against King George III and compose some angry texts of their own.
Speaking of founding documents... take a look at this repository of over 250 primary source documents. And remember it is never too soon for K-5 students to read and listen to an audio recording of the Pledge of Allegiance or to consider the historical context and answer online comprehension questions as they explore the patriotic images Emma Lazarus created in her poem, "The New Colossus."
World History students will love this interactive historical narrative exploring how early civilizations developed along the Nile River, and why their history in danger. It is part of a series of Turning Points in U.S. History and Turning Points in World History that you can incorporate into your curriculum throughout the school year.
This engaging resource builds student interest in civics and history; it also helps them analyze primary-source documents. Students explore the First Amendment and the Supreme Court's ruling in Tinker vs. Des Moines to answer this question: Should students be allowed to display the Confederate flag in school? If you like this case study approach you can use the Document Analyzer series in U.S. History, World History, and Civics throughout the year.
Did you know we have over 600 social studies resources available at no cost, including many on elections and voting, along with a repository of primary sources? From the Aztecs to the Vietnam War, we've got you covered.