50 Social Studies Labs - Geography History Cultural Studies Economics Government

50 Social Studies Labs - Geography History Cultural Studies Economics Government

Collection of 50 Social Studies Activities for kids. Recommended for grades K to 6 and up! Each one has a snappy title, a brief set of instructions, recommended materials list, and space for notes. These are very adjustable for your classroom, home, or homeschool needs. Do projects for concepts like: Geography, Cultural Studies, Economics, History, Government, and more are covered with these 50 fun activities! Make social studies exciting at home or in the classroom with projects like: making models, planning tourist road trips, making reports on Wonders of the World, and much more!
rupert_boyne
50 States of the USA

50 States of the USA

Can your students name all 50 states of the United States of America? This bundle includes a printable map of the United States to color and learn; a printable map where your students will write the name of each state on the map, a printable worksheet where your students will fill in the blank letters for each US State, and a Word Search Puzzle where your students will find all 50 states in the puzzle and then write the leftover letters to spell out a fun-fact about the United States. (The ‘fun fact’ from the leftover letters will read: The longest boardwalk in the world is located in the United States in New Jersey in Atlantic City.) Also included is a blank State Fact Sheet that your students can use to research a specific state. The Pledge of Allegiance worksheet to match the word to the definition (pledge, allegiance, republic, indivisible, liberty, justice). Thank you so much for using my printable worksheets in your classroom!
tspeelman
Passport

Passport

For more information visit my blog; https://mrsgeographyblog.wordpress.com/2016/08/03/passport-to-geography/
MrsGeography16
World map jig saw

World map jig saw

A worksheet for students to arrange and label continents into a world map perspective. For full description check out my blog : https://mrsgeographyblog.wordpress.com/2016/08/03/map-jig-saw-puzzles/
MrsGeography16
Mario Kart Race Plenary with your favourite heroes!

Mario Kart Race Plenary with your favourite heroes!

A fantastic activity for your lesson, start, middle or end of your lesson! All subjects or tutor! All ages! Two race tracks - Mario Kart style track and ‘Under the water’ Spongebob Style. Choose one of the following 5 race options: 5 teams - Mario & Modern Games 5 teams -Spongebob and Classic Cartoons 4 teams - Yoshi & Modern Games 3 teams - Yoshi & Modern Games 2 teams - Yoshi & Modern Games Click on the car to make it move towards the finishing line! A celebratory message for the winner of the race can be played by clicking on the fish / supporters on the track edge!
leszekekert
Geography Weather Chart SEN, Primary, Early Years

Geography Weather Chart SEN, Primary, Early Years

6 week weather chart suitable for SEN, Early Years, Preschoolers, Primary. Use the chart (print in A3) to record the weather for 6 weeks in your local area, or use the 2nd chart to compare 2 places or countries. Includes 2 question worksheets for higher abilities, 1 being a recap and summary worksheet of their findings comparing 2 places/countries. For lower and middle ability- includes pictures of sunshine, clouds, snow, rain, storm, fog, frost, rainbow, and wind to help with understanding. Allows them to observe the days weather and think about what the weather will be like next week, making predictions. For higher ability- space to write the weather they can see and allows them to predict what they think the weather will be next week. Children could also take their own photos of the weather and stick them on the chart. A clip from BBC weather showing the latest weather forecast could be shown during the lesson, and children could be encouraged to look at different areas of the UK or another country to compare the weather in different regions. Use the 2 worksheets to compare understanding before carrying out the observations and after to check learning and understanding. Good starting point to exploring the water cycle.
smidgealot
New York / Long Island / Northeast Region - Printable Handouts

New York / Long Island / Northeast Region - Printable Handouts

Learn about New York with this bundle of printable Geography handouts: New York: 2 worksheets (plus answer key). Your students will read a brief overview of New York (location, capital, state bird, state flower, abbreviation), write ‘Albany’ next to the star on the map to show the capital of New York, color a small map and then use the map and compass to answer 8 questions. Long Island: 2 worksheets (plus answer key). Your students will read a brief overview of Long Island, color a small map, and use the map and compass to answer 8 questions. Map includes Suffolk County, Nassau County, Queens and Brooklyn, separated by the Bronx and Manhattan by the East River. Atlantic Ocean, Long Island Sound, Hudson River, The Hamptons, North Fork, South Fork, Montauk. Northeastern Region of the United States: 2 worksheets (plus answer key). This list includes 11 states: The states of New England: Maine (ME), New Hampshire (NH), Vermont (VT), Massachusetts (MA), Rhode Island (RI), and Connecticut (CT), and the Middle States: New York (NY), Pennsylvania (PA), New Jersey (NJ) and Delaware (DE). Your students will write the full name of each state on the map, then color the six states of New England one color and the middle states another color. Then they will use the map and compass to answer six questions. Color the map of the United States: 1 printable handout with map to color. For use with Interactive Notebooks: After the handout is completed and the map is colored and questions are answered, cut out the map and paste it into the notebook under the topic of United States / sub-topic New York. Under the map, students will write a summary in their own words of what they now know about the state/region.
tspeelman
Color the Map of the USA

Color the Map of the USA

This printable handout includes a map of the United States to color and learn. Crayons or colored pencils are needed for this activity. No other prep needed.
tspeelman
Backyard Mapping

Backyard Mapping

Children use a map to explore the features and layout of their outdoor learning area. They note personal connections to their outdoor environment and represent their thoughts, feelings and/or observations using their choice of medium. This activity is designed to help connect children to the wonders of the natural world through sensory and play-based learning. This activity is designed to be taught outside. By spending time outdoors and connecting to nature, children are more likely to care for and conserve nature as adults.
TheTeachersFriend
Printable bunting display bulletin letters numbers & more: World Cup Russia Flag

Printable bunting display bulletin letters numbers & more: World Cup Russia Flag

This is a letter set on bunting consisting of: A-Z in capital letters a-z in lower case letters 0-9 ! ? … , . “” x + = ÷ There is one letter/ number/ symbol per page. All you have to do is print out the pages you need to write out any heading you like. Get the pages laminated and cut out to create a lovely and creative display heading. You can also use your printer settings to put multiples pages per page to get smaller letters (that depends on your printer though). I hope your class enjoy your beautiful and creative headings to displays.
sandiejones
Printable display bulletin letters numbers and more: World Cup Russia Flag

Printable display bulletin letters numbers and more: World Cup Russia Flag

This is a letter set consisting of: A-Z in capital letters a-z in lower case letters 0-9 ! ? … , . “” x + = ÷ There is one letter/ number per A4 page. All you have to do is print out the pages you need to write out any heading you like. Get the pages laminated and the letters cut out to create a lovely and creative display heading. You can also use your printer settings to put multiple pages per page to get smaller letters (that depends on your printer though). I hope your class enjoy your beautiful and creative headings to displays.
sandiejones
Oceans and Continents The World

Oceans and Continents The World

Worksheets to help with a basic introduction to the oceans and the continents of the world. Teach people the names and positions of the oceans and the continents with the help of these cut out and stick worksheets. Test knowledge with a worksheet to fill in and colour the world map in. Helps with basic geography, maps can be used to name cities and places around the world.
ianhjoy
Spanish-Speaking Countries

Spanish-Speaking Countries

This bundle includes printable handouts for each Spanish-speaking country. For each country, your student will read a brief overview of that country (location, capital, flag), write the capital next to the star on the map, color the flag and small map of the country and surrounding areas, and use the map and compass to answer questions. Handouts for countries include: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Spain, Uruguay and Venezuela. Also included is a handout of a Spanish Pronunciation Quick Guide with 5 words and pictures in Spanish to practice. For use with Interactive Notebooks: After completing the handout for each Spanish-speaking country, your student will cut out the map and flag and paste into the notebook under the topic of Spanish-Speaking Countries. Under the map and flag, your students can write a summary in their own words of what they now know about that country. --For the Spanish Pronunciation Guide, cut out the guide and paste it into the notebook under the topic of Spanish Language. Then cut out each picture and paste it into the book and write the word in Spanish along with the correct pronunciation of each word.
tspeelman
Report comments: School Report Writer .com format - 1000s!

Report comments: School Report Writer .com format - 1000s!

Report comments: Primary, Secondary, Middle Years, Art, Music, PE, Maths, English, Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, ICT, Geography, General comments, Dance, Graphics, Design, Woodwork, History, Humanities, Creative Writing, House Reports, Psychology, Sociology, Reading, Writing, Citizenship, Preschool, Adult literacy & more. All comments are in School Report Writer format. Enjoy!
playingmytune
Ancient History Big Bundle!

Ancient History Big Bundle!

THIS BUNDLE CONTAINS EACH OF THE ANCIENT HISTORY KNOWLEDGE ORGANISERS, IN ADDITION TO THE ANCIENT HISTORY POINTLESS GAMES! The clear, detailed and visually-appealing knowledge organisers offer complete reference points for students learning or revising knowledge relating to each of the following ancient history topics: Ancient Egypt; Ancient Greece; The Romans. Each organiser contains a number of comprehensive sections explaining the key elements of the topic, timelines detailing key times and events, diagrams and images to visually aid understanding, and key facts to extend the learning of higher attaining students. The resources are designed to be printed onto A3, and are provided as both PDFs and Word documents (so that you can edit should you wish to). All images used are licensed for commercial use and are cited on a separate document (included). Based on the popular game show, the ‘Pointless’ games are perfect for use as whole lesson resources, enrichment options, or revision tools. The games are editable, so that you can change to any other topic or change questions. Each game contains around 25 slides of sound clips, engaging visuals, and suitably challenging questions and they are effective at both promoting engagement and enhancing learning. There are several full rounds of questions to build or revisit knowledge of Romans, Ancient Egyptians, and Ancient Greeks. The nature of the games ensures that the resources can challenge students of all levels. A blank template has also been added, so that you can create your own games!
TandLGuru
KS2 Knowledge Organisers Big Bundle!

KS2 Knowledge Organisers Big Bundle!

These clear, detailed and visually-appealing knowledge organisers offer complete reference points for KS2 students learning or revising knowledge relating to each of the following topics: World War II; Ancient Egypt; The Solar System; Tudors and Stuarts; The Rainforest; The Romans; Ancient Greece. Each organiser contains a number of comprehensive sections explaining the key elements of the topic, timelines detailing key times and events, diagrams and images to visually aid understanding, and key facts to extend the learning of higher attaining students. The resources are designed to be printed onto A3, and are provided as both PDFs and Word documents (so that you can edit should you wish to). All images used are licensed for commercial use and are cited on a separate document (included).
TandLGuru
Rainforests KS2 Knowledge Organiser!

Rainforests KS2 Knowledge Organiser!

This clear, detailed and visually-appealing resource offers a complete reference point for students learning or revising knowledge relating to rainforests. It contains comprehensive sections on: The different layers of the rainforest (emergent, canopy, understory/shrub, forest floor) and diagram; Information about where rainforests can be found in the world; Animals of the rainforest (including distribution, images, habitat, size/weight, and key facts); Timeline of deforestation; The resource is designed to be printed onto A3, and is provided as both a PDF and a Word version (so that you can edit if you want to). All images used are licensed for commercial use and are cited on a separate document (included). The resource is most suitable for students in KS2 or KS3.
TandLGuru
Central America - Fill in the Blanks on the map

Central America - Fill in the Blanks on the map

Teach your students the countries of Central America with this printable handout. Your students will fill in the blanks on the map for each country: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama, as well as the Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, and Caribbean Sea. Optional: Colored pencils or crayons needed to color the map: Color the Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, and Caribbean Sea BLUE or GREEN. Color the countries of Central America any colors you choose. Thank you so much! To teach your students about Central America one country at a time with printable handouts for each country, please visit this link for the bundle: https://www.tes.com/en-us/teaching-resource/central-america-printable-handouts-for-each-country-11843544
tspeelman
Symbol Snap - Card Set A (45 cards) with 4 games and Index plus free OS Map

Symbol Snap - Card Set A (45 cards) with 4 games and Index plus free OS Map

Symbol Snap - Card Set A (3x 15 symbols = 45 cards) with 4 games and Index plus free OS Map Love Maps? Want something fun for your class to learn Map Symbols - Captain Alice - a Cartographer has developed the 1st set of 45 cards. (15 different symbols of the 90 available) other available sets B C D E F each card set has 45 cards (3 sets of 15 symbols) the whole 6 packs are available too - this covers all 90 symbols 3 times = 270 cards! team work, pairs or individual work - lots of imagination, literacy and numeracy!
MiniMapMakers
Where I Live

Where I Live

An exercise for all students and teachers A memory exercise all about getting students to think about what features are around them. place home in the middle and draw - to scale - roads, features around their home. take a blank one home and repeat exercise - see how different/similar they are…what properties did they remember? this exercise is good for everyone to understand about their familiar environment… it can be also used at a different scale - their classroom within the school, their school and surroundings…
MiniMapMakers
Blowhole video

Blowhole video

Blow holes are a natural phenomenon where the sea rises up through the rocks where there is a hole and shoots magnificently into the sky.
missavicis
HOLIDAY BUNDLE!

HOLIDAY BUNDLE!

THIS BUNDLE INCLUDES: Holiday and transport pictures Holiday jobs Types of holidays and what to take on holiday Weather and Holidays UOW Questions to ask a pilot Draw a car, cruise ship, train and aeroplane Camping pictures
Lresources4teachers
Geography Deforestation, Rainforest and Weather Chart SEN, Early Years, Primary and Preschoolers

Geography Deforestation, Rainforest and Weather Chart SEN, Early Years, Primary and Preschoolers

Deforestation unit of work. No prep required. Worksheets: what is deforestation? (students match pictures to before, during and after). Why deforestation occurs (students cut and stick to show which are natural disasters and which are human causes of deforestation). Where is deforestation happening (map showing where forests were, and what is left- students label named areas). How it happens (students cut and stick to show areas of deforestation caused by slash and burn or clear cutting). Impact on different areas (students match terms and descriptions). Reducing deforestation (students select from a choice, and are encouraged to come up with their own examples). Revision/ Test- contains a question from each area to check understanding and to revise the topic. Choice of answers for some questions, while others need a bullet point or sentence to be written (lower abilities may need a scribe for this). Label the 4 different layers of the Rainforest. Match the description with the correct photo and label. Lower abilities- cut out labels and stick in correct places. Middle abilities- cut out photos and stick. Copy labels. Higher abilities- cut out photos and stick. Write own labels. Includes an extension worksheet for students to write their own descriptions of the 4 layers of the rainforest and a mapping exercise for students to find where rainforests are located around the world and colour in on the map (map be best if printed on A3). Weather Use the chart (print in A3) to record the weather for 6 weeks in your local area, or use the 2nd chart to compare 2 places or countries. Includes 2 question worksheets for higher abilities, 1 being a recap and summary worksheet of their findings comparing 2 places/countries. For lower ability levels- includes pictures of sunshine, clouds, snow, rain, storm, fog, frost, rainbow, and wind to help with understanding. Allows them to observe the days weather and think about what the weather will be like next week. For higher ability levels- space to write the weather they can see and allows them to predict what they think the weather will be next week. Children could also take their own photos of the weather and stick them on the chart. A clip from BBC weather showing the latest weather forecast could be shown during the lesson, and children could be encouraged to look at different areas of the UK or another country to compare the weather in different regions. Use the 2 worksheets to compare understanding before carrying out the observations and after to check learning and understanding.
smidgealot
Maps & globes

Maps & globes

Jotting down your understanding about Maps and globes after reading about the topic on the website :PebbleGo
hitzz
Local Area Unit of Work and Resources - KS1/LKS2 (Geography, History, Art and Science)

Local Area Unit of Work and Resources - KS1/LKS2 (Geography, History, Art and Science)

A detailed and comprehensive plan for a unit of work based around ‘Street Detectives’ and local history with all IWB flipcharts and differentiated worksheets included. The planning covers a range of Geography and History objectives with a focus on the local area which can be easily adapted, and also Art and Science with a link to local buildings and habitats. Learning objectives covered: To understand what our local area is like and how it may have changed over time. Ask questions about how our local area has changed over time. Ask questions about how our local area has changed over time. To use geographical vocabulary to name features of familiar and unfamiliar places. Identify and describe geographical human and physical features using an aerial photograph. To draw simple maps or plans using symbols for a key. Describe human and physical features seen in their local environment. Describe how people, places and events in their own locality have changed over time. To investigate building designs. To use digital media to create a photo collage in the style of David Hockney. To investigate shapes, patterns and decorations on buildings. To identify living things and their habitats within the local environment. To describe how animals get their food from plants and other animals. To identify living things and their habitats within the local environment.
aliceeliza
Beach/Seaside Two Week Plan and Resources

Beach/Seaside Two Week Plan and Resources

Planning and resources for ‘Beachcombers’ topic suitable for Year 2 but could be adapted to suit LKS2. The download includes detailed and comprehensive planning, differentiated worksheets and IWB flipcharts to support teaching. Learning objectives covered: To demonstrate what I already know and to ask questions. To identify and locate the seas surrounding the UK. To compare and contrast our locality with a seaside locality (Weston-Super-Mare). To conduct a geographical survey. To use ICT to present findings. To identify and locate where else in the world we can have a seaside holiday. Following on from the Humanities objectives, I went on to cover an animals and habitats unit in Science and seaside Art based on Alfred Wallis ; please feel free to contact me if you would like the resources and planning for these.
aliceeliza
Santa Hunt - Father Christmas Game

Santa Hunt - Father Christmas Game

Santa Hunt - Father Christmas Game A fun plenary or starter game - work in teams and try to find Santa. In teams, work to find Santa, under one of the 16 blocks. 1/ Your teacher will split you into groups. 2/ You will answer a question in turn. 3/ If you get the question right, you get to choose a box. 4/ Depending on what is under the box, you can get some points: Lump of coal: minus 2 points An X sign: minus 1 point A colourful star: plus 2 points A reindeer plus 3 points A Santa plus 5 points. The team with the most points wins!
leszekekert
Ecuador - Printable handout - fill in the blanks and color the map

Ecuador - Printable handout - fill in the blanks and color the map

This printable handout includes a map of Ecuador and surrounding countries. Directions: Write ‘Quito’ next to the star on the map to show the capital of Ecuador. Fill in the blanks on the map for each country (Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, Pacific Ocean). Color the map. Then using your map and compass, answer 4 questions on page 2. Crayons or colored pencils are needed for this activity. No other prep needed.
tspeelman
South America - Printable handout - Fill in the blanks for each country

South America - Printable handout - Fill in the blanks for each country

This printable handout of one page includes a map of South America. Your students will write each country of South America on the map, using the list of countries to fill in the blanks: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela, as well as the Pacific Ocean and Atlantic Ocean. Then your students can color the map. Colored pencils or crayons and a pen or pencil are needed for this activity. No other prep needed.
tspeelman
Map & Globe 3-Part Cards

Map & Globe 3-Part Cards

My fellow authors have created so many beautiful geography materials, it’s amazing. So I’ve been wondering what I can possibly add to this area. What I came up with is the nomenclature that we use when talking about a globe or map. In this file, you have 18 different terms Control card, picture card, loose label Printable folder Instructions Hope you like it. Thanks so much for checking out my work! Mary
MaryCarr51
CENTRAL AMERICA - Interactive Notebook Activities

CENTRAL AMERICA - Interactive Notebook Activities

Teach your students about Central America with interactive notebook activities included in this bundle. Every country of Central America includes a printable handout of 2 pages (plus answer key). Page 1: Read a brief overview of the country, write the capital next to the star on the map, color a small map and flag. Page 2: Use the map and compass to answer questions and identify locations of surrounding countries. After the handout for the country is completed and the map and flag are colored, cut out the map and flag and paste into the notebook under the topic of Central America. Under the map and flag, students will write a summary of what they now know about that country. Handouts also included in this bundle: -Fill in the Blanks on the Map of Central America. Cut and paste into notebook. -Cut out each flag and paste into the map of Central America. Colored pencils or crayons, pen or pencil, scissors, tape or glue, and a notebook are needed for this activity. Cover one country of Central America per day or one per week. Then cover Central America as a whole when complete. By the time your students complete this project, they will be able to name each country and capital of Central America, identify the flag of each country, and know where each country is located.
tspeelman
CHINA

CHINA

Locate China on a world map and learn about Chinese facts and traditions. Have a go at Chinese multiplication and learn about a recent Earhquake in China. 2 assemblies also included (a teacher led whole-school assembly AND a class assembly). Why not learn some Tai Chi too ... I’ve attached a simple Tai Chi routine (accompanied by some relaxing music).
Lresources4teachers
Maps, Environmental Awareness, Weather, Rainforest for SEN, Early Years

Maps, Environmental Awareness, Weather, Rainforest for SEN, Early Years

Maps and coordinates, Environmental Awareness (natural and manmade) Weather Chart (prediction, observation and comparing 2 different areas or regions).], Rainforest labelling and matching descriptions. Geography Environmental Awareness (natural and manmade) 3 differentiated worksheets for natural and manmade environments, plus another to check learning. Geography- map and coordinates. Includes 18 images to cut out and stick on a grid with basic coordinates (A1- E5). Works best if map grid is printed on A3. Higher abilities can draw their own island, then select and stick on the images of the places that they want on their island. There is also a worksheet for students to then find and write the coordinates of each image. Geography Weather Chart (prediction, observation and comparing) Use the chart to record the weather for 6 weeks in your local area, or use the 2nd chart to compare 2 places or countries. Includes 2 question worksheets for higher abilities, 1 being a recap and summary worksheet of their findings comparing 2 places/countries. A clip from BBC weather showing the latest weather forecast could be shown during the lesson, and children could be encouraged to look at different areas of the UK or another country to compare the weather in different regions. Use the 2 worksheets to compare understanding before carrying out the observations and after to check learning and understanding. Geography Rainforest labelling and matching descriptions. Label the 4 different layers of the Rainforest. Match the description with the correct photo and label. Includes an extension worksheet for students to write their own descriptions of the 4 layers of the rainforest and a mapping exercise for students to find where rainforests are located around the world and colour in on the map (map be best if printed on A3).
smidgealot