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3 steps to vocabulary instruction in social studies and science-lots of fun ideas for students!

It's no secret that vocabulary (basic and academic) is a major predictor for student success!

A lesson, complete with handout, on teaching the credibility of sources. Geared toward high school students, easily upgraded to underclassmen.

SHARED Teaching Students to Determine Credibility of Online Sources (Free Student Handout!

**Social Studies and Language Arts**  The Salem Witchcraft Trials - A CSI Student Investigation!  **Integration at its finest!**

Salem Witch Trials: CSI Investigation! Was there witchcraft in Salem? Google 1:1

Lost Colony of Roanoke Student Investigation - A CSI Student Investigation! This Lost Colony of Roanoke CSI investigation is included in the 13 Colonies Unit

Primary source activity cards

Primary Source Task Cards: Mega Bundle

One way for the Social Studies to integrate the Common Core State Standards is through the study of primary sources and historical artwork.

8 ways teachers can talk less and get kids talking more

8 ways teachers can talk less and get kids talking more -

In 1912, Thomas Edison said “we’ve got to start to make this world over.”  Edison is referring to changing many of the problems that had begun to p...

Introducing the Progressive Era: A Split Notes Listening Activity

Introducing the Progressive Era: A Split Notes Listening Activity

7th Grade Common Core Social Studies Assessments for ALL 21 standards.  A great way to evaluate whether your students have mastered the strand or s...

Formative Assessments for 7th Grade Social Studies: Ancient Worlds

Grade Common Core Social Studies Assessments for ALL 21 standards. A great way to evaluate whether your students have mastered the strand or s.

Looking for a way to challenge your students or to really model close reading?  This task card set is exactly what you need.  This set was created to be used with history articles or textbooks.  After a student has done a first read of their text, they can delve in deeper with tasks and questions for each level of Bloom’s Taxonomy.

Bloom's Taxonomy Task Cards: Reading in the Social Studies

This set is to be used with history articles or textbooks. After a student has done a first read of their text, they can delve in deeper with tasks and questions for each level of Bloom’s Taxonomy. Great for use with small groups and focusing reading.

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