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Social Studies - FREE Lesson Plans Activities Games Powerpoints Handouts - for Kids and Teachers

Social Studies - FREE Lesson Plans Activities Games Powerpoints Handouts - for Kids and Teachers
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-SocialStudies- Open your Social Studies book and use the web codes to log in to interactive map activities. Ancient Greek Theater And Drama An overview from The Theater Store Ancient Greece For Kids This site provides covers mythology, life, and the city states. Cyber Sleuths—Ancient Civilization This site provides links to themes covering 13 ancient civilizations and groups of people. Geographia Explore Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, and Latin America at this enriching site. National Geographic Society - Ten Cool Historical Sites for Kids Ancient Egypt, Peru, China, and others. National Geographic Kids—Geo Spy Game Kids are asked to be agents-in-training to aid the GeoSpy Agency in identifying continents, states, and provinces. Discovery School—History Lessons - Ancient History Ancient Greece, Egypt, Rome, etc. The History Channel - Ancient History Links This is a great resource for children. BBC - Ancient History Links Best History Website Links Resource Mrs.

Daily Life, Kids, Toys, Bone Games - Mongols, the Felt Tent People, For Kids Who were the Mongols? Around 500 BCE, a tribe of nomadic people called the Mongols lived in Asia. The Mongols were traders and herdsmen. In the summer, they moved with their herds across the vast steppes of Asia, seeking fresh pasture land. The ancient Mongols are sometimes called The Felt Tent People because their homes were round tents made of felt. How did they live? Tribes: They did not live in towns. They used camels and oxen and carts to travel. Their homes, called yurts, were odd looking, portable, and very comfortable. Their clothing was very colorful, and their food just the opposite - they are famous for white food and salty tea. Although the Mongols were nomads, they still had a royalty of sorts - chieftains, and later khans. Toys: Puzzles were popular. Kids played many bone games - games they made up using the bones of animals. Mongol Kids: From a very early age, kids were taught to respect their parents. Good Behavior:

Crystal Productions: Art Resources The Age of Imperialism During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the United States pursued an aggressive policy of expansionism, extending its political and economic influence around the globe. That pivotal era in the history of our nation is the subject of this online history. Expansion in the Pacific A Letter to an Emperor Footholds in the Pacific The Spanish-American War Remember the Maine Yellow Journalism A Splendid Little War A Gift from the Gods The Boxer Rebellion Spheres of Influence Fists of Righteous Harmony The Panama Canal President Roosevelt Joining the Waters U.S. Teddy's Legacy The End of an Era Image Credits Bibliography Teacher's Guide now available Alfred Thayer Mahan After temporarily resolving the problems of Reconstruction and Industrialization, Americans began to resume the course of expansion. A leading expansionist, Captain Alfred T. Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry American ships had long been active in the Pacific. Commodore Matthew C. [Return to Top] A Letter to an Emperor U.S.S. Capt.

Stuff to Blow Your Kid's Mind" NOW PLAYING ( 1 of 10 ) Stuff to Blow Your Kid's Mind Atmospheric Pressure Did you know that air has weight? It may sound strange, but it's true. In this episode, Julie and Robert conduct an experiment that shows just how powerful air pressure can become. Gravity Gravity is the force that holds us on the planet -- but how does it actually work? Magnets You've probably played with magnets before -- these fascinating items can exert control over another object without actually touching it. Did Alien Bacteria Seed Life on Earth? Bacteria is everywhere -- even inside your own body. Rainbows Rainbows can be achingly beautiful, but what makes that unique mix of colors spread across the sky? Salt You've seen crystals before. Scale: The Big and Small of the Solar System In this experiment, Julie and Robert use household items to show you the difference between the size of Earth in comparison to other planets. Solar Sails: Come Fly the Friendly Universe Static Electricity Volcanoes

Social Studies Activities Welcome to the Social Studies page on Teaching Resources! Here you'll find a collection of printables, games, and activities for upper elementary school. Many of them are especially appropriate for 5th grade because that's the grade that I taught. Those activities include US history resources and the stock market game materials. I also taught North Carolina history in 4th grade for a few years, so you'll find a few NC resources, too. ~ Laura Candler General Social Studies Freebies and Resources Featured Social Studies Freebies Constitution Day Resources (September 17th) Featured Constitution Day Freebies Constitution Day Social Studies and Literacy Connections Click the book covers below to find these two recommended titles on Amazon. Stock Market Game Materials I highly recommend the book The Stock Market Game by Dianne Draze which is designed for grades 5 - 8. Laura Candler's Stock Market Game Resources

Internet History Sourcebooks Internet Ancient History Sourcebook The Internet Ancient History Sourcebook has expanded greatly since its creation, and now contains hundred of local files as well as links to source texts throughout the net. See Introduction for an explanation of the Sourcebook's goals. See the Help! The Ancient History Sourcebook works as follows: This Main Index page [this page] shows all sections and sub sections. Additional Study/Research Aids In addition to the above structure, there are a series of pages to help teacher and students. Ancient History in the Movies Subjects covered by the source texts in each Section. Studying Ancient History Introduction: Using Primary Sources Nature of Historiography Other Sources of Information on Ancient History General Guides to Net Texts [link to texts at other sites.] The Ancient Near East Mesopotamia Egypt Persia Israel Greek Civilizations Greece The Hellenistic World Introduction Paul Halsall, Compiler and Editor The date of inception was 4/8/1998. © Paul Halsall, 1999.

Lascaux The discovery of the monumental Lascaux cave in 1940 brought with it a new era in our knowledge of both prehistoric art and human origins. Today, the cave continues to feed our collective imagination and to profoundly move new generations of visitors from around the world. To celebrate this prehistoric wonder, the French Ministry of Culture and Communication's is pleased to present its latest multimedia publication – an update of the original Lascaux website, which was first put on line in 1998. The new site has been entirely reworked in both form and content, reflecting the latest advances in archaeological research. Visitors to the site are presented with a three-dimensional digital version of the cave, which allows them to go from room to room, completely immersed in the site. You are currently on the XHTML version of the website. Cow with collar. Top of page

The Fateful Year 1898: The United States Becomes an Imperial Power The Fateful Year 1898: The United States Becomes an Imperial Power The Great Debate Over American Overseas Expansion By John Ries and Mark Weber Most Americans have come to accept as entirely normal the readiness of their government to send troops to faraway lands. With few exceptions, even those who might oppose this or that specific action readily agree that such expeditions are sometimes appropriate to protect "national interests," stop wanton killing or otherwise "restore order." In recent decades, such military adventures have included President Johnson's Vietnam fiasco, President Reagan's ill-fated dispatch of Marines to Lebanon, President Bush's massive Gulf War against Iraq, and the Somalia intervention of presidents Bush and Clinton. It wasn't so long ago when most Americans firmly rejected global adventurism. Many students of history trace the beginning of America's readiness for overseas military intervention to one of two presidential decisions: The 1890s "Remember the Maine! 1.

Scandinavian - Scandinavian America - Immigration...- Classroom Presentation Scandinavian America The Scandinavian immigrants not only built new lives in the United States; they also built a new culture. As immigrants from Scandinavia flooded into sparsely populated areas of the U.S., they helped create a particularly Scandinavian way of life, melding the varied religious, culinary, literary, and linguistic traditions that they brought with them with those that they found in their new country. During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, in the Great Lakes states, the northern Great Plains, and in enclaves scattered among northern U.S. cities, a visitor might imagine that he or she was traveling through a unique new nation—Scandinavian America. Language and Education As Scandinavian immigrants arrived in the U.S., they brought a diverse group of native languages with them, and they quickly established institutions to nurture and promote their linguistic heritage. Many Scandinavians also took an active role in the burgeoning U.S. labor movement.