Free social studies printables and presentations for Kindergarten through the elementary grade levels.

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The Breadwinner Read the World Summer 2018

The Breadwinner, also known as Parvana, is a children's novel by Deborah Ellis.  It was first published in 2000, and by 2013 there were 39 English editions. The book has received several literary awards, including the Peter Pan Prize. Parvana has to live like a boy although with her family due to circumstances in war-torn Afghanistan. Taliban soldiers enter

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Understanding Poverty Class Discussion Guide Freebie

Poverty in America affects many of our schools. Students with a better understanding of how poverty affects people can have increased empathy towards those who may be suffering in one or more areas. I felt with the refugee situation and the fact children have perhaps been exposed to the fact people live in poverty

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Free Printable for How I Learned Geography

Free Printable for How I Learned Geography Book by Uri Shulevitz How I Learned Geography by Uri Shulevitz is a story from World War 2 that resonates for today’s children as it is child-centered and informative. This post has a short review of the book and a free printable. Although this book looks

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Months of the Year Educational Free Resources

The months of the year educational free resources are to help with some pre-planning for the school year as the time does seem to fly after the students arrive in the classroom. Some "anchor" activities are always good to have on hand to help with the sometimes unpredictable school days. You might like these

Good Afternoon Vietnam Book Review and Free Guide

This post has a review of the book Good Afternoon Vietnam: A Civilian in the Vietnam War by Gary L. Wilhelm, as well as a free discussion guide for secondary teachers. The book is a first-person account of an engineer working with the Marines at MAG 11 in DaNang, Vietnam, from 1968-1969. The author

Capital Idea Play in the Capitol Building

This post is about a play inside in the Minnesota State Capitol and has a free printable for social studies teachers of grades 9-12. In January 2018, Wonderlust Productions presented a unique play inside the newly renovated State Capitol Building. Our friend was one of the actors (Dirty Dave, who knew). After interviewing hundreds of people who

Emotional Intelligence Awareness Month and Freebie

This post is for Emotional Intelligence Awareness Month which is during October, and has a free printable on that topic. Kyle Carlin is a school psychologist and the author of Bug and Boo, a children’s book that helps teach social emotional skills. This month there is a virtual book tour  of Bug and Boo to coincide

Oriental Trading Helps Organize Back to School

Oriental Trading Helps Organize Back to School This post explains how Oriental Trading helps organize back to school for teachers prepare a successful school year prior to the first day of class. You hear teachers say, "It is all in the set up!" as they work in buildings to set up classes before school

Fuzzy Wuzzy Posters and Paper Puppets Free PDF

This post is about Fuzzy Wuzzy, a book by Theodore Jerome Cohen with a free educational resource including letter sized teaching posters and paper stick puppets. My recent blog posts have been about two other books by Theodore Jerome Cohen, including Pepe Builds a Nest and Rufus Finds a Home. I made free educational printables for

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