Other Social Studies

Transdisciplinary Theme: How We Express Ourselves: An Inquiry into the ways in which we reflect on, extend and enjoy our creativity; our appreciation of the aesthetic.

Students will investigate how color communicates and inspires.  This is a transdisciplinary IB unit that integrates literacy, math, science, and social studies.

 

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In this unit students use primary and secondary sources of information to explore the early history of Michigan. They begin by examining the work of historians and the types of questions they ask. Then, they apply historical thinking skills to a study of American Indians in Michigan, exploration and early settlement.

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In this lesson, students will explore where key locations and routines will occur within their classroom. They will learn to associate these phrases with a visual schedule to help aid in this discovery process. Students will at the end of the unit be able to move throughout the classroom with little to no adult support outside of the individual's IEP requirements.

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In this lesson, students explore where to find key locations within our school community (classrooms/playgrounds/ bathroom etc.)  and who are located in these school community location (teachers/office staff/community helpers) that the students will interact with daily/weekly.  

 

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To review the events that led to the American Civil War

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Throughout the year students will learn about important United States of America symbols, events, and holidays. Students will investigate the importance of recognizing national holidays, symbols, events, and people that are valued and celebrated in the United States of America.

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This Blended Learning Unit about how we learn about the past is designed to intentionally integrate technology into each lesson while maintaining the integrity of a Social Studies unit created by Oakland Schools, Unit 4: How Do We

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In this lesson children discover that they can make valuable contributions at school by helping others, respecting school property, being positive, and solving problems. This connects to the School Helpers lesson in which we investigate the Principal, secretary, teachers, and custodial staff and how they help us.

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This is a 5 day blended learning center activity on fur trading in Michigan designed for 3rd grade. It can be used alone or with your current textbook lesson. Students will be reading stories, doing online activities and role playing with each day's instructions being given on Powtoon.

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