Social Studies

Classcraft is a website that teachers can use to "gamify"  their classroom content and behavior expectations. The design of the website is based on concepts from fantasy games and literature with character classes such as mage, healer, and warrior. Students get to choose which type of character they will have and what that character looks like. They are rewarded by their teacher for making progress or demonstrating good behavior with experience points (XP).

Google Forms is a piece of the G Suite for Education that can be utilized for surveys, formative assessments and even summative assessments. 

The blended Unit Plan is for Grade six social studies. The lesson allows students to research and learn in a variety of formats. 

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This unit emphasizes the diaspora of human history.

 

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Screencasting tool that allows webcam and screen recording with great simple post edit options.

State guidelines address various antebellum (pre-Civil War) reform movement - Abolition, Education, Women’s Rights

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Students choose and research a state using online search sites, and then using an online template, log their research.  Research includes the geography, economy, and history of the state, in addition to other facts such as interesting places to visit and a comparison of their chosen state to their home state of Michigan.  Students write a draft of their report, a final typed version o

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Before learning the format and features of The Constitution, the students  have a chapter that relates the challenges to governing post Revolutionary War and subsequent failure of our first form of government (The Articles of Confederation) during Shays’s Rebellion.

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The life of Native Americans before European exploration, including cultural regions and how different tribes adapted to their environment.  

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Students will be able to identify ways in which they can be a good friend to those around them.

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