ARRGH!! It's a Party and a GIVEAWAY!

I'm so excited to have 900 FOLLOWERS! I am ready to celebrate!

I am having a PARTY, Linky, that is, and a GIVEAWAY to everyone who participates. You are invited and I hope you can join in!

I'm looking for some GREAT ideas for Social Studies for this year. Just link up with your Social Studies activity, printable, book idea, or game. Please post the URL that links directly to your post.

If you are not a blogger, leave a comment with your activity and details so you can be included.

I'm going to start off with some printables that I have created to go along with the folktale heroes that we teach in Georgia.

Click on the pictures to grab your own copies.

After posting your activity and linking up, just RSVP to me directly at with RSVP in the subject line for your goodie bag with my new pirate game and printables to practice map skills.



Ali said...

I am new to 2nd grade this year, but one things that we do is a School-to Work Lecture series for Social Studies. Parents sign up at curriculum night to come in and talk about their job. We set up a schedule for the parents to come in throughout the course of the year. The students then write a thank you note to the parent and something that they learned or found interesting about the job. The teachers have told me that this is a favorite activity of the students.


Brittany Rae Beaumont said...

I don't have my teaching blog up and running quite yet, so I'll share one of my fun social studies activities here. We are working on landforms right now (I'm in GA, too!). One of my favorite activities to do with the students is give each person a small piece of clay. They use it to make a model of each type of landform (mountain, valley, plain, etc.). They must share their model with a partner and explain how they incorporated qualities of the particular landform into their clay model before they flatten it and build the next landform. This is always so much fun, and it really helps many of the students to remember the unique attributes of each landform. A lot of times the models aren't "pretty," but as long as the child can see the landform in their own model, that's all that counts here.

Shelley said...

I don't have a blog, and I've just started home schooling my 7yo Autistic son. I'm loving all of the educational blogs and how kind you all are at offering some of your printables! It makes it so much easier for us newbie teachers :)

One thing that I'm doing for Social Studies with my son is printing out maps, that he can color. We discuss the map details as he is coloring. Here is a link to the site I am using:

Thanks so much for offering the printables! I'm actually planning a pirate themed unit study soon. I bought a few art kits from AC Moore over the summer which inspired me :)

mdlangmead at gmail dot com

Constance said...

When we get to the unit on celebrations. I group the students and each group is given a country. The groups are responsible for reports on each country which include: creating a poster with important facts about the country(i.e, capital, flag, & etc.), creating costumes, and etc. Each group presents, the parents are invited, and we try to have food eaten by the people of the presented country for refreshments.

It's a fun spin on lecturing.

Ginger Snaps said...

I have a pirate theme in my class this year, so I am excited about this freebie! =)

Amanda said...

Great idea! I shared my biography wax museum! :)


jenkonz said...

Hi! I love all your games! When we do map skills I have them do an at home project to make a treasure map with directions on how to get to the buried treasure. The directions have to be like...... go west until you get to the tree then go south to the house etc. When they bring them in they rotate around and try to follow each other's directions to find the treasure! :)


Amy said...

How long do we have to make a post to get in on this great giveaway? I am working on some map stuff this week but won't be able to link up until after this week. Will that work?


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ronnie said...

One of the things we do is find out where every student's family is from. We invite a member to come in for an interview-with questions we have brainstormed. The subject brings in mementos that students can view and touch, if possible. At the end of the interview we stamp our "passports.

Unknown said...

I know I'm a little late to this, but I've just started blogging...literally. My second post is a Social Studies project I'm doing with my 4th graders this year. This is also my first year in 4th grade (I taught 1st for three years). Anyways, here's my link...

I hope you enjoy!

Melissa said...

Love this! I have a cute activity to share, but don't have the file at home. I'll need to dig it up at school and post it later. Thanks! LOVE the American Folktale stuff!!!

datcountrygrl864 said...

I would love to be able to use this in my first grade classroom in Georgia, but I think the links are missing to your google drive account. I would love it if you could email me. Thank you for your hard work

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