Social Studies

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 […]

Stories from Space

Stories from Space

Kindergarten teacher, Carole Widmayer shared Story Time from Space with me this weekend. Story Time from Space, is a project from the nonprofit Global Space Education Foundation that features astronauts reading beloved children’s books from the International Space Station. Story Time from Space began with a pilot test from astronaut Benjamin Alvin Drew Jr., also […]

Citation Work for Vacation Nation

Citations for Beginners from Imagine Easy Solutions on Vimeo. First, log onto one of the MANY websites listed below that support the research you are doing for the “Vacation Nation Project”: Connecticut National Geographic Kids: Connecticut  ConneCT Kids Coonecticut Still Revolutionary  Maine Maine: Discover Your Maine Thing  Baxster State Park Massachusetts National Geographic Kids: Massachusettes […]

Works Cited: St. Patick’s Day

Happy Cultivated is an educational channel that helps kids grow a love of reading great books by providing high qualiy books online. The book title, St Patrick’s Day, written by Anne Rockwell and illustrated by Lizzy Rockwell tells of a lively day in Mrs. Madoff’s classroom on St. Patrick’s Day! Now it’s time to create […]

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