Very few middle school kids want to sit down and only read about history from a dry textbook. They want to get their hands dirty, build stuff, and really get a sense of what it was like to live during the time periods they’re studying. Don't make history
Westward Expansion Wagon Project for Oregon Trail Unit
Matchbook Chapter Summaries for Novel Studies - all you need is a file folder and folded pieces of construction paper! Students summarize each chapter on a "matchbook" foldable and, when they finish reading the books, they put together the folder.
Colonial Journals for StoryPath/Colonial Boston! // Are you looking for a meaningful way to integrate writing in your social studies classroom? Try historical journals! A great way to integrate narrative writing and history!
Your students have awoken on an deserted island. How are they going to survive? Food, shelter, water, who knows? This project based learning activity asks students to problem solve and world-build, unlike anything they've done before. It brings together