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

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Then and Now Sorting Cards Free Printable

Then and now sorting cards make a nice social studies center activity around Thanksgiving or when your class may study pioneers. We used to take the second graders to Cahill School and had a letter writing unit. The children would write to relatives and ask questions about their school days. Amazingly, many grandparents had attended

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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 her

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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

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

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