Social Studies

Then and Now

Realtor, John Patrick Schutz writes ” Harvesting of ice for storage purposes and meal enhancement at restaurants began commercially in the USA in 1805 and demand skyrocketed as modern convenience and the middle class both expanded to become part of the everyday life of the young USA. The ice was stored in three ice houses, […]

Memorial Day 2019

Memorial Day 2019

 The holiday started on May 30, 1868, when Union General John A. Logan declared the day an occasion to decorate the graves of Civil War soldiers. Twenty years later, the name was changed to Memorial Day. On May 11, 1950, Congress passed a resolution requesting that the President issue a proclamation calling on Americans […]

Patriotism Challenge

This month we celebrate Memorial Day and honor all those who lost their lives protecting our freedoms. We will have a special assembly with Gold Star Families sponsored by the Vetiquette Program. We are using this month’s challenge to help decorate for Memorial Day. As a tribute from you to all the soldiers who lost […]

See the World: Mexico

See the World: Mexico

Third stop…..let’s board the plane and head to Mexico! When visiting another country it is always helpful to know a few basic words in order to effectively communicate! What lanuage do they speeak in Mexico? Do you know any Spanish words? What are they?  Can you share them with your classmates?   Let’s look at […]

Finding Winnie and Primary Sources

Finding Winnie and Primary Sources

Read: Finding Winnie, illustrated by Sophie Blackall and written by Lindsay Mattick. In 1914, Harry Colebourn, a veterinarian on his way to tend horses in World War I, followed his heart and rescued a baby bear. He named her Winnie, after his hometown of Winnipeg, and he took the bear to war. Harry Colebourn’s real-life great-granddaughter tells […]

Earth Kids Club: Session 3, Week 17, 3/27

“Hello Sun! Hello Earth! Hello Rain! Hello Wind! Hello Ocean! Hello Wind! Hello Rain! Hello Earth! Hello Sun!” Today we will continue our talk about how our carbon footprint causes lots of problems for animals and people and why it is so important to shrink it! Think about how you can have the smallest impact…what […]

Gummy Bear Challenge

Gummy Bears may be small but they can represent some big words. Your job is to select a social studies vocabulary term and use this candy to create a model of the word. Some terms you might consider: urban, longitude, citizenship, immigration, colonization, etc. Make a diorama of a social studies vocabulary word. (Please do […]

Where is the Treasure?

Where is the Treasure?

A map is a drawing of all or part of Earth’s surface. Maps may show visible features, such as rivers and lakes, forests, buildings, and roads. They may also show things that cannot be seen, such as boundaries and temperatures. Most maps are drawn on a flat surface. A map displayed on a round surface is called a globe. Look at the […]

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