Lesson Plans for Middle School Social Studies
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A Lesson in Conflict Using the Film Simon Birch What are stories without conflict? Well, pointless. But while conflict adds interest to writing, lesson plans on conflict are often pretty dull. Help your middle or high school students understand this important element in a memorable way, using the film Simon Birch and the following lesson plan.
Sixth Grade Class Project: Types of Government 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.
Go for the Gold: Teaching Ideas on the Summer Olympics The Summer Olympics is more than a bunch of athletes getting together and throwing a ball around. It's about commitment, dedication, civil rights, political protests, and controversy. These Summer Olympic teaching ideas incorporate the best and worst of human behavior.
A Social Studies Unit: Create Your Own Island, Government & Society Create a world is a wonderful, long-term language arts activity that gives students the opportunity to work in a collaborative fashion, use a variety of skills, and explore various subjects of their own or the teacher's choice. In this project, students create, define, and describe their world.
Lesson Plans on Branches of Government Understanding your rights means understanding the branches of government. These branches of government lesson plans will help you teach this fundamental knowledge to future voters.