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Teaching Social Studies

Teaching Social Studies
Now teaching history for kids can be fun! Choose from the following social studies activities to make history both meaningful and exciting! The recommended books, activities, games, and other projects are listed in chronological order. More Social Studies Teaching Ideas Get even more teaching ideas, including FREE Reading Logs to print & record all the books your student reads this year! If you would like an alternative to a school text, check out our History Textbook list for a variety of suggestions.

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China 1911: The Birth of China's Tragedy Jonathan Fenby argues that the failings of China's 1911 revolution heralded decades of civil conflict, occupation and suffering for the Chinese people. Chinese rebel leaders Liu Fuji (left) and Peng Chufan were arrested and beheaded early on October 10th. The Chinese displayed their heads as a warning, ‘killing the chicken to scare the monkeys’, but the Republican government honoured them as martyrs. Photograph by Francis Stafford.The revolt that toppled the world’s longest-lasting empire had been brewing for decades but, when it finally came in October 1911, it was triggered by accident when a bomb exploded in the office of a group of revolutionary soldiers in the Russian concession of the city of Hankou on the river Yangtze in central China. Russian police arrived to investigate and uncovered a list of the members of the underground cell that was dedicated to overthrowing the ruling Qing dynasty.

Reading Worksheets Second Grade Reading Comprehension Test Collection – Vowel Sounds: Use the information in the story to answer the 5 comprehension questions. Answer Key Is Included. A companion to the consonant sounds collection, this one focuses on vowel sounds. Each one takes a long or short vowel sound, or one of the other sounds a vowel can make, and showcases the types of simple words that make that sound. “A” Like Kate“A” Like Hat“A” Like Tall“E” Like Leaf“E” Like Bench“I” Like Ice“I” Like Hit“O” Like Orange“O” Like Hot“O” Like Offer“O” Like Money“U” Like Unicorn“U” Like Hut“Y” Like Candy“Y” Like Fly“OO” Like Cool“OO” Like Book

Fractured Fairy Tales ReadWriteThink has a variety of resources for out-of-school use. Visit our Parent & Afterschool Resources section to learn more. More Case Closed? Columbus Introduced Syphilis to Europe In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue, but when he returned from 'cross the seas, did he bring with him a new disease? New skeletal evidence suggests Columbus and his crew not only introduced the Old World to the New World, but brought back syphilis as well, researchers say. Syphilis is caused by Treponema pallidum bacteria, and is usually curable nowadays with antibiotics. Untreated, it can damage the heart, brain, eyes and bones; it can also be fatal. Language Arts, English, Reading, Writing, Lesson Plans, Worksheets, Teaching Lessons Parts of Speech: Nouns Students will define different types of nouns - proper nouns, pronouns, singular, and plural nouns. Nouns Introduction An introduction to nouns, including common and proper nouns.

Center for History and New Media - Scribe About New! Scribe 3.5 is available: Download Scribe 3.5 Glencoe Study Guides Glencoe Literature offers a collection of hardcover books that allows you to extend the study of literature to your choice of full-length novels and plays. Each Glencoe Literature Library book consists of a complete novel or play accompanied by several related readings, such as short stories, poems, essays, or informational articles. To order one or more Glencoe Literature Library book, please contact our customer service department at customer.service@mcgraw-hill.com, or by calling 1-800-334-7344 (between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. EST). Click on a Glencoe Literature Library title below for a brief description of the novel or play, a list of its related readings, and a link to its individual study guide. Each study guide includes background information and reproducible activity pages for students.

The Best Places To Read & Write “Choose Your Own Adventure” Stories A key concept that’s important for students to learn is the importance of engaging with the text — not just being a passive reader. There are obviously many effective instructional strategies to help them practice that lesson. One pretty explicit way is for them to have access to reading “choose your own adventure” stories where they are periodically given choices of what they want characters to do, and then participate in the construction of the story itself. The Goosebumps series of books is a well-known example of genre. In the world of English Language Learner teaching, these kinds of stories are also called “Action Mazes.” There are many other examples of “Choose Your Own Adventure” stories on the Web that are accessible to English Language Learners, and “The Best…” list will links to them.

Life In The 17th Century During the 17th century the population of England and Wales grew steadily. It was about 4 million in 1600 and it grew to about 5 1/2 million by 1700. During the 17th century England became steadily richer. Trade and commerce grew and grew. Astronomical Insignificance of Maya Date 13.0.0.0.0. - by Vincent H. Malmström In effect, stated in terms more familiar to those of us using the Gregorian calendar, it would be like saying that the beginning of the present world took place on a day numbered “4” which fell on a Saturday about the middle of December, with no thought being given to what had transpired on the first six days of the week or during the first eleven months of the year! This seeming non sequitur appears not to have disturbed either the Olmecs or the Maya. In 1582 when the Dutch chronologist Joseph Scaliger devised a similar system for counting days consecutively from a fixed beginning point, he made sure that his tally conformed to the logic and constraints of the western European culture to which he was an heir. Accordingly, his count began on the first day of the week (Sunday) and on the first day of the first month of the year (January 1). Indeed, in the book cited above, Edmonson went so far as to totally reverse the explanation for how the Long Count came into being. References:

Shakespeare for Children Introducing the Bard to Young Learners When should students first be exposed to the world famous works of William Shakespeare? Should it be during high school or college years? Digital storytelling with StoryRobe StoryRobe is another way for kids to create digital stories using photos or digital copies of their own artwork. Once they've selected the images they want to use and put them in the right order, they can record the text to go with the images. They can talk for a total of up to 3 minutes, and synchronize the images with what they are saying by tapping the screen as they talk to advance to the next picture.

Women in the 17th Century In the 17th century the professions (lawyer, doctor) were closed to women. However some women had jobs. Some of them worked spinning cloth. Women were also tailoreses, milliners, dyers, shoemakers and embroiderers. world calendars hang on to your Java I finally decided to dip my toe into the ocean that is the mish-mash of calendars used in Indonesia. Along with their traditional systems, they’ve also added the Gregorian, the Hindu, and Muslim Calendars. Add to that that they have two names for weeks, months, years and so on (one is more formal, the other informal), and you wind up with one big mess.

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