Fun activities for Social Studies

Tweeting History: A super fun way to learn history. Students can tweet about class discussions on topics and present information in the way they are living.


http://www.twhistory.org/


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My Fake Wall: Students can create a profile(a report) for a famous person in history or current event. Other students can comment on the profile this is a great way of integrating technology into your classroom and giving students another way of expressing themselves.
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Our Favorite Fake Walls


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Cinderella
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Martin Luther
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Ben Franklin
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Hermes (Mercury)
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Georges Jacques Danton
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Leonhard Euler
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Franklin D Roosevelt
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Elizabeth I
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John Lennon
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With Myfakewall.com you can easily create fake profile pages just for fun. This fake facebook wall generator allows you to create a funny profile to entertain your friends. Create it, and share it on Facebook !

You can login or create a new account to create your fake facebook profile.


If I were Betsy Ross writing and CraftivityWe read a biography about Betsy Ross and then wrote a non-fiction piece about the information we learned. We then created our own version of the American Flag as if "We were Betsy Ross".
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Civil War Online Resources


I was able to attend a great training today all about slavery, the Civil War and reconstruction. One of the presenters shared some online resources that are interactive and fun for students. Instead of writing the websites down down on a sticky note where I'll never be able to find them again, I thought I'd post them on here so you {and I} will be able to find them when it's time to teach about this time in history.

1. Mission US - Interactive Simulation Game
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2. National Geographic Underground Railroad - Interactive Learning Activity
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3. Scholastic, The Underground Railroad, Escape from Slavery - Interactive Activity
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4. PBS Movie - The William Tell Story
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5. Interactive Map of Underground Railroad Routes
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And.... in honor of President's Day...
6. Abraham Lincoln Crossroads - Educational Game
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And... Just because I know you all like free downloads! Here's a copy of the Gettysburg Address for you to download. I've bolded and underlined the parts that I feel should be read with extra annunciation. Tell students to speak with power and conviction when reading it aloud. You may possibly challenge students to memorize the entire Gettysburg Address, or at least the very first sentence.
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Looking for Primary Sources to use for Text Complexity. Please visit www.c-spanclassroom.org

Top 5 Videos
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2011 AP Government Exam Review
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2010 High School AP U.S. Government Exam Review
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Lincoln Assasination Tour
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U.S. Constitution Vignette
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Founding Rivals
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This is a great site for History. www.mrdowling.com

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Time and Space
Time and Space
Prehistory
Prehistory
Mesopotamia
Mesopotamia
Ancient Egypt
Ancient Egypt
African History
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India and the Himalayas
India and the Himalayas
Chinese History
Chinese History
Ancient Greece
Ancient Greece
Ancient Rome
Ancient Rome
The Middle Ages
The Middle Ages
The Renaissance
The Renaissance
The World Wars
The World Wars
Western Religions
Western Religions
The Middle East and North Africa
The Middle East and North Africa
Conflicts in the Middle East
Conflicts in the Middle East
The Caribbean
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