Look no further than this engaging and creative unit on The Middle East to capture your middle school class’s interest and attention. Download multiple PowerPoint presentations, quizzes and assessments to guide you and your students in an entertaining yet informative manner.
Lesson Plans for Middle School Social Studies
As students leave grade school and transition to high school, the social studies curriculum begins to change, and by the high school years, focuses primarily on history. However, lesson plans in the middle school years still have a strong social studies core, and emphasize learning about the US governement, the diverse cultures of the world, and the world’s geography. There is also a strong current events theme, designed to help student’s think critically about how local situations can have global consequences. In addition, environmental themes may be taught in conjunction with the earth sciences.
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As classrooms become more multicultural, the need to provide students with a holistic view of the world becomes more important. Ramadan, a sacred time of year for Muslims, is a month long observance. This Ramadan lesson plan gives ideas and activities to teach students about this holy time.
In the 7th grade social studies class, making board games is a creative way to help students to review important concepts while working in small groups.
With these U.S. history lesson plans for sixth grade that introduce the different types of government, you can meet the curricular requirements for social studies whether your state’s focus is world cultures or the history of the United States.
When preparing culture lesson plans for sociology remember that culture within the study of sociology incorporates the study of the beginnings and development of groups of people, their beliefs and their traditions. Finding similarities and differences helps students develop understanding of others.
Need ideas for state projects? Here are three to keep you going. One is the most obvious–using posters. However, the other two ideas get a lot quirkier and can be a lot more fun to try out.
Help students understand the law-making process with this lesson plan on how a bill becomes a law.