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Not only on this page will you find Educational Articles that I’ve written on my blog and products specifically made to help your students learn what they need to in Social Studies; but I’ve put together for you this FREE Social Studies Teaching Guide that covers:

  • The Rosetta Stone
  • Maps & Globes Interactive Notebook Freebie, and
  • Vocab Strategies

Best of Teaching Social Studies Educational Article Blog Posts

How often do you feel like teaching Social Studies to your students is hard work in and of itself…but it shouldn’t be!

I have a lot of educational articles that cover current strategies, micro-lessons, and online trainings; all to help you teach Social Studies in your classroom.

Here are a few to get you started. 

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Integrating Writing into Social Studies

Developing Summative Writing Assessments

Formative vs Summative Writing

Formative vs Summative Writing

Please also make sure to check out the rest of the "Writing in Social Studies" series. How to Integrate Writing into Social Studies Formative vs Summative Writing How to Use Summative Writing How to Use Formative Writing Looking for the Facebook Live video? Click...

How to Integrate Writing into Social Studies

How to Integrate Writing into Social Studies

Please also make sure to check out the rest of the "Writing in Social Studies" series. How to Integrate Writing into Social Studies Formative vs Summative Writing How to Use Summative Writing How to Use Formative Writing Looking for the Facebook Live video? Click...

Learn Geography While Planning A Trip Across the U.S.A.

Learn Geography While Planning A Trip Across the U.S.A.

I love geography, I really do. Sadly, so many students (and adults) think geography is boring. When taught well, geography will engage your students and keep them interested! What's the secret? Make it real. One of my students' favorite projects is to plan a vacation....

Honor Your Students’ Character with End of the Year Awards

Honor Your Students’ Character with End of the Year Awards

Are you looking for a unique set of classroom awards? Honor your students unique character traits with these end of the year awards featuring famous people from history. This set of 40 Character Trait Awards are named for different people. Each person represents a...

Fun – but Low Prep – End of the Year Games

Fun – but Low Prep – End of the Year Games

There are times in the school year when teachers really need a few go-to activities that are high engagement but also integrate whatever the class is studying. Some exacmples of those times are: the day before a big break the day after the semester exam the end of the...

How To Make Your Own Magnetic Poetry Activity

How To Make Your Own Magnetic Poetry Activity

Back when I first began teaching, magnetic poetry kits were all the rage - but they were pretty pricey. Today, they are still pricey - and harder to find. Teachers can make their own magnetic poetry kits for just a fraction of the cost of store bought kits! By making...

Poetry to Use in Your American History Class

Poetry to Use in Your American History Class

Understanding poetry is an important skill for students to learn, but if your students are like mine many of them "hate" poetry. From experience I can tell you most of the groans come from students who don't really know what poetry is. In addition, a lot of poetry is...

5 Fun Ways to Use Test Prep in the Classroom

5 Fun Ways to Use Test Prep in the Classroom

Whether you teach upper elementary, middle grades, or high school, test prep can either be fun - or a total bore. If you want students to really be engaged, test review needs to be fun and involve as many students as possible. Especially in upper grades, when students...

How to Write Multiple Choice Questions that Make the Grade

How to Write Multiple Choice Questions that Make the Grade

Teachers have a variety of options for summative assessments. Students could create a project designed by the teacher to assess learning, but sometimes teachers just want to give a test to determine which concepts students have mastered. However, to really get a clear...

10 Simple Ways to Integrate Writing in Social Studies

10 Simple Ways to Integrate Writing in Social Studies

Are you trying to integrate more writing into your social studies classroom? There are many simple ways teachers can integrate writing activities into their social studies lessons. Many teachers are already using a few of these, but this post may give you some new...

6 Reading Strategies You Need to Teach Social Studies

Integrating language arts skills into social studies can be tricky.  There is already a lot of subject matter to cover without having to teach reading and writing skills as well! If a social studies teacher did not receive much language arts training within his or her...

How to Improve Student Learning with Interactive Notebooks

How to Improve Student Learning with Interactive Notebooks

Over the past few years, many teachers have begun using interactive notebooks. Like all classroom strategies, interactive notebooks have their pros and cons. They can be tricky to work into an already packed classroom schedule, but if used correctly they...

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