Social Studies

Kahoot uses bright colors, suspenseful music and updated rankings throughout its quizzes to create a game-like atmosphere. Questions and answer choices (displayed as color and symbol choices) are projected on a classroom screen, and students respond on personal devices.

Nearpod is an interactive presentation and assessment tool. Teachers create their own multimedia presentations or find one shared in the Nearpod library. Teachers can control the timing and interact with students as they move through the presentations, viewing responses as they are submitted.

This is a blended unit on civic rights and responsibilities for grades 9-12. The majority of the unit requires students to work in pairs where they will research the content and create work via Google Docs to show what they are learning. Finally, for an assessment students with their partners will create PSAs on one responsibility or duty (which the teacher can assign).

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This Blended Unit Plan may be used by third grade teachers to teach 6 weeks of study for Michigan Civics, Government, and Democracy. It provides a big picture approach to planning out daily/weekly lessons. 

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This fifth grade Social Studies unit focuses on the life of the people living in North America before the European exploration in general, and on the life in the Woodlands region in specific. It is a blended unit with a variety of activities. Some activities are individual activities and some are group.

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​Canva is a web-based program that you can create posters, presentations, blog graphics and more. It is very user-friendly, as it puts you through an instruction presentation from the start and you can used pre-designed formats/templates to make creation simple and quick!

Pixlr Editor is a web-based photo editing application. It’s kind of like a lite version of Adobe Photoshop that is free and web-based.

Actively learn allows a teacher to annotate published readings (articles, papers, etc.) with questions, comments and related media. The primary purpose is to scaffold reading in ways that add context and support for developing readers. You can import an internet article, google document or PDF.

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This is a tool that functions like a mail merge. You can set it a rubric in a google form, and the results will publish to a Google Sheet. You can then set up mail merge fields in a Google Doc feedback report to students. You can set it up so that once you complete the form rubric it automatically emails the report to students.

This tool allows you to customize a wide variety of avatars and add audio to the characters with an array of backgrounds.

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