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    6 Successful Strategies for Teaching Colonization

    Do you need ideas for teaching colonization? Here you will find book suggestions, comprehension ideas, projects, crafts, activities, and more. These lessons are also included in one of my best-selling social studies units!   Mentor Text   When I am teaching a social studies unit, I love to recommend some great books for my students to read or to use as a read-aloud tool. Here are some suggestions for a colonial unit! You Wouldn’t Want to Be an American Colonist by Jacqueline…

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  • Crafts, Social Studies

    Arctic Region Igloo Craft

    Do your social studies standards include studying the indigenous peoples of the Arctic region? A fun way to celebrate their fascinating culture is to do an igloo craft. This post will…

  • Social Studies

    Civil War Timeline

    Are you teaching the Civil War? This Civil War timeline is in chronological order that summarizes 33 events that will help you organize your lessons!     Events Leading Up to…

  • Social Studies

    Examples of Going West Journals

    Not only are the covers of these journals creative, but my students’ writing blew me away!  They really jumped into the 1840’s and wrote with incredible feelings.  I actually found myself…

  • Social Studies

    Native American Unit

    This Native American Unit is one of my favorite units! It motivates students to want to learn about the history of Native Americans of North America (Eastern Woodlands, Great Plains, Southwest,…

  • Projects, Social Studies

    Native American Dream Catchers

    Oki Ni-Kso-Ko-Wa (Hello my relatives)!  What better way to teach Native American culture than to make a dream catcher!  Whenever I want to motivate my fourth graders for a writing assignment,…

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    Archaeology Dig- Fun!!!

    Before I tell you about this motivating project, I have to tell you about the amazing woman who planned this activity for our fourth graders.  Yes, our one and only Erin…