Pinterest • The world’s catalogue of ideas

I would use this activity to help students get an idea of where they actually are in regards to the bigger idea that they live in a house, on a street, in a city, in a state, in a country and so on. This is helpful for students to actually get it so that it makes sense on their level. You could also do this on a smaller scale first of the school so they get an idea before the large scale project that this is.


Show students a globe of the Earth and help them glue their continents in the appropriate location on their balloon globes. Encourage students to mark an “X” on the location where they live!

from The Friendly Teacher

Market Day Economics Project

Social studies projects make learning so much more fun! This economics lesson is great for Third Graders to show off their business skills! Check out these great business ideas that these kiddos came up with!


Handmade Timeline Accordian Books

a family history-beautiful DIY family timeline accordion book. To do with Grandfather's Journey.

from Classroom Tested Resources

50 DIY Projects for teaching Social Studies

50 DIY Projects for teaching Social Studies | Classroom Tested Resources

from One Stop Teacher Shop

How to Teach the Standards through Social Studies Inquiry Circles

Learn how to use inquiry circles in Social Studies class. Great for reviewing topics, and teaching the Common Core.

from Mrs. Kilburn's Kiddos

Parts of a Plant and Plant Life Cycle

Here's a nice anchor chart on branches state of government. (This is example is for South Carolina, but this model will work for most states.)

from Teachers Pay Teachers

Geography - Balloon Globes

Balloon Globes that are perfect for Open House. Back to School activity. Social Studies project.