Saturday, March 25, 2017

Social Studies K-3 for April



LaNesha and I have finished up another AMAZING social studies unit! This one has everything you need for April. If you still haven't checked out our engaging, rigorous, and easy to use monthly units, check out the FREEBIE here!

We were are super excited to show you all that our April unit has to offer. There's so much to pick and choose from to meet your K-3 students. And these units truly are for K-3!

Take a quick look at just some of what our April download has to offer:

LaNesha currently teaches kindergarten and does an amazing job of differentiating that passages that I design for 2nd and 3rd grade. They are getting the same content at a level they can understand! eBooks, reading passages, writing responses, crafts, interactive vocabulary, and activities are available in different levels that you can choose from to best meet your students' needs.





The full color eBooks are the PERFECT way to present the topics in our units to your K and 1st grade students. You can project them on the board for an engaging whole group lesson. They work as an engaging hook for 2nd and 3rd as well, before they go off to independently read and learn in their workbooks.

 (Above is a sample page from the 2nd/3rd grade workbook)

For each month we choose for 4 out of the 5 subjects that make up social studies. Sociology, history, economics, and geography are available for April. Check out the amazing topics your students will be learning about this month:




Grab the full unit for April here! You won't be disappointed. A teacher guide is included to help you plan how to implement these units.

We truly hope you and your students enjoy our units and have fun learning!

XOXO,
LaNesha and Naomi

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Social Studies K-3 for March!


We, LaNesha Tabb and Naomi O'Brien, are SUPER excited that we decided to team up and work on these units together! We have our January Unit and February Unit and complete and available for purchase! There's also a FREEBIE to check out, wanted show you guys what you have to look forward to with this resource.

As a reminder, it is always our overall goal with these units to teach young students about different cultures, people, parts of the world, and about our country. We hope to inspire them to be compassionate, empathetic, and knowledgeable about the world around them.month's social studies topics are ones that your students are sure to enjoy! March is Women's History month AND Irish American Heritage Month! We also cover economics and geography in this unit. Let's take a look!

February was Black History month. That, unfortunately, goes hand-in-hand with topics like segregation and discrimination.  When you show students a picture of a segregated bus or school, that is visually clear. Brown people over here, white people over here- got it.  But what about the fact that when the Irish first came to America, they faced discrimination as well? That's not so easy to visually see. It makes us wonder if our students would arrive at the fact that if white people can discriminate against other people with the same color skin... maybe the REAL problem is FEAR? 

In this unit, we remember the past in our e-books and then we celebrate the accomplishments of Irish Americans that have helped to make our world what it is today.  
We recognize the sacrifice that the Sullivan brothers made for our country. 

We learn about the man who invented the first operational submarine- John Phillip Holland. 

March is also Women's History Month! 
We discuss the reasons why we would even need a Women's history month and then we allow for students to research their favorite influential women! 

We learn all about daylight saving time and how that changes. 






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We also touch on the time zones so that students can see that the time isn't the same everywhere. 

For economics, we will focus on bartering and trading! Your students will be able to set up a classroom economy and bartering experience! 

We hope you and your students have fun learning!
-Naomi and LaNesha