Each one of us from time to time needs a 'little something' to boost our class. The following simple lesson ideas are designed to lead into or re-enforce a lesson idea. Since not all of our books are from the same vendors, I decided to list them by time periods. If you have a lesson idea, play, or hands-on assignment that you like, send us a copy to help other teachers around the state. Remember that the material shared here is only a guide. None are perfect solutions for every problem or every classroom.

Essential Lesson Questions
Brief Lesson Starters
Culture and Festivals
Economics
Geography
Hurricanes
Native Americans
1550 - 1600
1600 - 1650
1650 - 1700
1700 - 1750
1750 - 1800
1800 - 1850
1850 - 1900
1900 - 1950
1950 - 2000
2000 - 2050
Misc. Items
More Misc. Items
Even More Misc. Items
Even More MORE Items
What if? ideas
American History Ideas

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GEOGRAPHY STRAND
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REGIONS STRAND
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CIVICS STRAND
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HISTORY STRAND
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interactive crossword puzzles

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     Larry A. Morgan
His webpage

Social Studies Teacher
Kentwood High Magnet School  

You asked for an exchange of lessons. Here is one I use for 8th grade SS economics.
 Feel free to use it and post it on your website, but I would like the credit for it if you don't mind. :)
Excellent website, by the way. I just discovered it a few days ago. We've needed something like this for years!

Pioneer Budget Activity

"You are a young person from France who has been recruited to move to Louisiana to help start the new colony there. In France, you have few chances to better yourself and no opportunity to ever own land. In America, you will be given a minimum of a League (3 square miles!) of land, just for signing up to go. You have signed a contract promising to live on the land and work it for a minimum of 5 years. You are from a small town in France and know almost nothing about farming and even less about surviving in the wilderness...." 

See what your students can do. I plan to try this next fall in my own classes. - Greg

 

Pioneer Budget#1 PDF file     Pioneer Budget#2 PDF file      Pioneer Budget#3 PPt file  

 

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