State Profile Page (Graphic Organizer)

state profile STICKERArizona Social Studies Strand 3 (Civics/Government) includes a study of the state. For example, in first grade, concept 1/PO 6 says “Recognize state symbols of Arizona (e.g., bird, flower, tree, flag).” Here’s my state profile page (called “My State Rocks!”) that can be used to learn about any state. There’s a space to color in your state on the map and draw pictures of state symbols (tree, flower, etc.).
Click here for the free printable PDF: My State Rocks – USA

Graphic Organizer: Countries Involved in World War 2

WW2 countries G.O. STICKERWorld War 2 confuses me. There are so many players, and so many battles and strategic moves, that it’s easy to get them all jumbled up.  I’m trying new things to help keep all the facts straight. Have your kids fill out this social studies graphic organizer and draw each country’s flag in the box. This might help them visualize the “teams” involved.

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Graphic Organizer: Causes of World War 1

WW2 graphic organizer STICKERIt’s official. I love using graphic organizers for teaching social studies. This time, I’m having my students teach each other about the causes of World War 2. Each kid will teach 3 other students. They can use their entire sheet for the first person they teach. When they teach the second person, they have to fold the paper so they can’t see the words, but they can use their drawings. For the final person, they can’t use their paper at all.

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Graphic Organizer: Causes of World War 1

WW1 G.O. STICKERYay for graphic organizers! I’m getting good at them. I’m finding that the key is to make them simple so that the format doesn’t distract kids. Anyway, here’s my newest social studies graphic organizer. It’s about the causes of World War 1. It’s similar to the other social studies graphic organizers I’ve made.

Click here for the free printable PDF: Causes of World War 1 graphic organizer

Graphic Organizer: Causes of the War of 1812

War 1812 G.O.  STICKERI’ve had the most success teaching social studies when I let my students take notes and draw pictures of the event we’re learning about. I’ve made a simple graphic organizer to teach/summarize causes of the War of 1812 (just like I made a graphic organizer of the causes of the American Revolutionary War). This time I’m going to have my students find the answers from the textbook in groups.

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Whole Class Game: Who’s Who in the American Revolutionary War

American Rev game STICKER

A fellow teacher recently submitted this game. It’s a matching game of the famous people in the American Revolutionary War. There’s a whole class set (print one per page to put it on your whiteboard) and a small set to use in smaller groups or pairs. The object of the game is simple: to match the description of the person with their name. Players or teams take turns flipping over 2 cards, keeping them both if they’re a match. The team with the most matches as the end wins.

Click here to get the PDF versions of the game:
Revolutionary War Match Game – for board Revolutionary War Match Game small

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Graphic Organizer: Causes of the American Revolution

American Revolution G.O. STICKERI’ve found that letting kids take notes and draw pictures of social studies concepts helps them remember them. So I’ve made a simple graphic organizer to teach/summarize causes of the American Revolutionary War. The causes we’re going to put on the graphic organizer are: colonists wanted to make own laws, unfair taxes, and British troops in the American colonies.

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Symbols of America

Symbols of America STICKERSymbols of America is pretty much a standard idea in any lower grade social studies core. Here’s a page that asks kids about 4 basic symbols of America. Enjoy!

Click here for the free printable PDF: Symbols of America