Social Studies

Newseum ED provides free online resources to cultivate the skills to authenticate, analyze and evaluate information from a variety of sources and to provide historical context to current events.

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Students will identify the need for new historical accounts and construct interactive timeline of Michigan’s past.  Each student will adopt a different historical perspective, either Native American or European, to drive their timeline.

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In this unit, students will choose a culture from somewhere in the world to research and present. Students will be expected to gather information from a variety of sources and note that information down. Students will then choose a medium for presenting their information in a Seesaw video and in-person to community members.

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In this unit, students will learn about how places in a community tell us about the people who live and work there. Experiences in this unit include a walking field trip to a local shopping area. Students will create maps, inquire about communities, and express opinions about important parts of our community.

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Students will learn about their community through studying and creating maps. They will also learn about the natural and human characteristics of their community and write brochures to convince people to visit their community.

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Students will explore the idea that they are interconnected to many larger communities (classroom, school, family, neighborhood, city, world, etc.) They will also explore the need for these communities to have systems in place where each person plays a role in making the systems function.

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This unit will focus on weather.  Students will explore what weather is, how weather is measured and how weather impacts living things.

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InsertLearning allows educators to insert youtube videos, questions, discussion boards, highlights and annotations onto any webpage. 

TodaysMeet is an online tool that allows for digital discussion.

Buncee is a tool that allows teacher and students to create! Buncee's platform allows for creation of interactive digital content. 

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