Buy lessons for Back to School and save! Purchase the bundle of beginning of the year activities for any history course! In this bundle, you will receive all of my beginning of the year lessons – from a Why Study History! to activities for Setting Up your Interactive Notebook. Each of these lessons involve an Interactive Student Notebook component and are designed for maximum engagement for your students.
In this bundle you will receive:
Social Studies Skills Anchor Charts
Updated July 2016! Use anchor charts to teach vital Social Studies Skills.
Why Study History?
Do your students truly understand why they are taking a history class!? Why not teach them in a fun activity? Turn your students into historians as they dig through artifacts, analyze primary sources and read information about history. This lesson guides your students through an activity where they debate the importance of history in their lives, examine artifacts, analyze primary sources, read a handout and create a spectrum .
Try something different for the first day of school this year – introduce yourself through artifacts! Turn your students into historians as they dig through artifacts to discover the truth about a mysterious individual – their new teacher.
First Day of School
SAVE YOUR VOICE on the first day of school and engage your students! For years I talked my way through my classroom rules and syllabus. By the end of the first day of school I was exhausted! Then I thought “Why am I doing all of the work? The kids should be the ones who are tired!” I came up with the idea to have my students go on a “Scavenger Hunt” the first day of school. It is fun for them and easy for you!
Classroom jobs can be a time saver in your classroom – for both you and your students. This classroom job system has been used for over 20 years in my classroom. I have shared it with many teachers, and it works with grades 4-10.
Creating Quality Interactive Student Notebooks
Try this activity with your students to improve not only the quality of your Interactive Student Notebooks, but the overall quality of assignments turned in!
Textbook Scavenger Hunt
It guides your students through an analysis of their textbook features and its organizational systems to help guide student learning. This Textbook Scavenger Hunt can be used with any textbook!
Interactive Student Notebook Starter’s Kit.
In this activity you will receive a presentation that reviews the Interactive Student Notebook with images as examples for the different elements. In addition to the presentation, I have included a variety of different evaluations and handouts I use at the beginning of the year – and I have left them all editable for you.
Get your groups to WORK with student contracts, group assessments and more!
Exclusive Bonus for Social Studies Success Bundle Buyers!!!!
I have created a Biography Booklet as a bonus for my bundles. When you purchase this bundle you will also receive a mini-booklet of 10 different strategies to teach biographies. It is a smaller version of the Biography Book found here:
Enjoy your freebie!
© 2015, 2018 Social Studies Success. This purchase is for you and your classroom. Duplication for an entire school, an entire school system, or for commercial purposes is strictly forbidden. Please have other teachers purchase their own copy. Do you want to buy one for a friend? Additional copies can be purchased for only half price! If you are a school or district interested in purchasing several licenses, please contact me for a district-wide quote.
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