Elementary Social Studies

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AGENT CARTER GRAFFER: LEGEND OF THE MISSING COMPASS ROSE

Topic: Elementary Map Skills

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies, Elementary Map Skills
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 2-5
  • STANDARDS: SS4G1 Locate important physical and man-made features in the United States. SS3G2 Locate and describe the equator, prime meridian, and lines of latitude and longitude on a globe.

CAN WASHINGTON RETIRE?

Topic: Presidents, George Washington

  • CONTENT AREA: Presidents, George Washington
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 2-5
  • STANDARDS: VS.6a The student will demonstrate an understanding of the role of Virginia in the establishment of the new American nation by explaining why George Washington is called the “Father of our Country”.

CITIZEN SCRAMBLE 2

Topic: US History (companion to physical game, "Citizen Scramble")

  • CONTENT AREA: Elementary, US History (companion to physical game, "Citizen Scramble")
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 2-5
  • STANDARDS: Understand the significance of national symbols and holidays.

COMMUNITY CALLING; NO TIME FOR STALLING! (Geography)

  • Content Area: Social Studies, Community
  • Ideal Group Size: Whole Class / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Early Elementary, Elementary
  • Standards: Content Standard 1—Students access, synthesize, and evaluate information to communicate and apply social studies knowledge to real world situations. Content Standard 2—Students analyze how people create and change structures of power, authority

CONTINENT CHAOS

Topic: Elementary Geography

  • CONTENT AREA: Elementary Social Studies/Science, Geography, Continents
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 1-4
  • STANDARDS: CCSS 2.MD.8-Measurement & Data » Work with time and money.

DO YOU KNOW GEORGE WASHINGTON

  • Content Area: Social Studies, US History, President
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Early Elementary, Elementary

DON'T MISS THE TRAIN MR. LINCOLN

Topic: Abraham Lincoln

  • Content Area: US History, Abraham Lincoln
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary

DON’T JUMP OUR CLAIM (Gold Rush)

  • Content Area: Social Studies, History, California Gold Rush
  • Ideal Group Size: Whole Class / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary
  • Standards: History-Social Science 4.3.3: 3. Analyze the effects of the Gold Rush on settlements, daily life, politics, and the physical environment

Exercise Your Right to Vote

Topic: Voting Proceess

  • Content Area: Social Studies
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary/Middle School

FIX THE FACTORY (Industrial Revolution)

  • Content Area: Social Studies, US History, Industrial Revolution
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 30- 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary

GERRY THE GEOGIRAFFE

Topic: 5 Themes of Geography

  • CONTENT AREA: The 5 Themes of Geography
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 3-8
  • STANDARDS: National Geography Standards: 1. How to use maps and other geographic representations, geospatial technologies, and spatial thinking to understand and communicate information 4. The physical and human characteristics of places 5. That people cr

GLORIOUS GLACIER PARK CAMP

Topic: Glacier National Park

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies/Science, Geography; Glacier National Park
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 3-12
  • STANDARDS: National Geography Standards - Places and Regions 4. The physical and human characteristics of places. 5. That people create regions to interpret Earth's complexity. 6. How culture and experience influence people's perception of places and r

GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAIN NEWS

Topic: Great Smoky Mtn National Park

  • CONTENT AREA: National Parks, Great Smoky Mountain National Park
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 3-12
  • STANDARDS: Social Studies/US Regions- Use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information; Analyze the physical and human characteristics of places; Create regions to interpret Earth’s comp

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MR. BRAILLE!

Topic: Louis Braille's Birthday: January 4, 1809

  • CONTENT AREA: Louis Braille’s Birthday; Braille
  • IDEAL GROUP SIZE: Small groups of 5-6 Students per group
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 3-8

HOLIDAYS AROUND THE WORLD

Topic: World Holidays

  • Content Area: Social Studies, Holidays
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary

JOURNEY TO A NEW WORLD (Exploration)

  • Content Area: History, European Exploration of North America
  • Ideal Group Size: Whole Class / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary

KEEPING UP WITH THE CONTINENTS

Topic: Geography

  • Content Area: Social Studies, Geography
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary/Middle School

LINKING WITH LEWIS AND CLARK

Topic: US History, Lewis and Clark

  • Game Designer: Ann Brucker
  • Content Area: US History
  • Ideal Group Size: Whole Class / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Middle School, High School

MALL MADNESS

Topic: ECONOMICS

  • Content Area: Social Studies, Economics
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary

MAP ADVENTURES (MAP SKILLS)

  • Content Area: Social Studies,Map Skills
  • Ideal Group Size: Whole Class / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary
  • Standards: Content Standards Social Studies: K.4.1; K.4.3; 1.2.3; 2.2.1

MAP MISHAP

Topic: Elementary Map Skills

  • CONTENT AREA: Elementary Map Skills (Geography)
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 2-4
  • STANDARDS: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.8, Social Studies: Intro to Maps

MAYHEM AT TRIXIE'S TOY STORE

Topic: Elementary Financial Literacy

  • CONTENT AREA: Elementary Math - Financial Literacy
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 3-5
  • STANDARDS: 3.9A explain the connection between human capital/labor and income; 3.9B describe the relationship between the availability or scarcity of resources and how that impacts cost; 3.9C identify the costs and benefits of planned and unplanned spendi

NATIONAL SECRETS (Constitution)

  • Content Area: Social Studies, US History, Government, Constitution
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary /Middle School

PATRIOTIC PRANK

Topic: PATRIOTIC SONGS

  • Content Area: Early Elementary Social Studies
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Aged: Early Elementary, Elementary

PREVAIL THROUGH THE OREGON TRAIL

  • Content Area: Social Studies, Westward Expansion
  • Ideal Group Size: Whole Class / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary/Middle School
  • Standards: Use concrete words, phrases, and sensory details to convey the experiences of settlers on the overland trails to the West, Analyze the reasons, outcome and legacy of groups moving west

Raiders of the Lost Locker

Topic: Upper Elementary Teambuilding

  • Game Designer: Breakout EDU Team
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Upper Elementary, Middle School

REVOLUTION (American Revolution)

  • Content Area: Social Studies, US History, American Revolution
  • Ideal Group Size: Whole Class / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary/Middle School
  • Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.3 Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text

ROOTED IN DEMOCRACY

Topic: BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT

  • Content Area: Social Studies, Government
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary/Middle School

SAVE THE BUSINESS

Topic: Goods and Services

  • Content Area: Social Studies, Economics
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary

SAVE THE CONSTITUTION

Topic: The Constitution (Elementary)

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies, US Constitution
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 4-8
  • STANDARDS: SS.5.A.5.1 American Revolution and Birth of a Nation

SEARCHING FOR THE SEA

Topic: The Ocean

  • AUTHOR: Brittany Ballou
  • CONTENT AREA: Science, Social Studies
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 4-8
  • RECOMMENDED GROUP SIZE: Small group or whole class

SHERLOCK: MR. PRESIDENT

Topic: President's Day (digital companion to "Vote for Me!" physical game)

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies, History, Holiday - Presidents' Day (digital companion to "Vote for Me!" physical game)
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 3-6

STAR BRIDE: FEATHER WOMAN AND MORNINGSTAR

Topic: Indian Education: Solar System

  • CONTENT AREA: Indian Education/Cultural Storytelling - Solar System
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 3-8

STOVE HAT DOWN!

Topic: Abraham Lincoln

  • CONTENT AREA: US History - Presidents (Abraham Lincoln)
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 3-8
  • STANDARDS: VA STANDARD 2.4 The student will describe how the contributions of selected individuals changed the lives of Americans, with emphasis on Abraham Lincoln. VA STANDARD USI.9d The student will apply social science skills to understand the causes,

THE RIDDLE OF THE SPHINX (Ancient Egypt)

  • Content Area: History, Social Studies, ELA
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary/Middle School

THOMAS JEFFERSON LOST HIS QUILL!

Topic: Presidents: Thomas Jefferson

  • CONTENT AREA: Presidents - Thomas Jefferson
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 4-8
  • STANDARDS: VA STANDARD USI.6c The student will apply social science skills to understand the causes and results of the American Revolution by describing key events and the roles of key individuals in the American Revolution with emphasis on Thomas Jeffers

TRAVEL TRICKS

Topic: Elementary Geography

  • CONTENT AREA: Elementary Geography
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 1-4
  • STANDARDS: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.7 Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur). CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.7 Draw on

TREASURE HUNT

Topic: MAP SKILLS

  • Content Area: Elementary Map Skills
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary

Tricky Travel

Topic: DIGITAL

  • Game Designer: Breakout EDU Team
  • Content Area: Social Studies, Geography
  • Recommended Ages: Middle School/High School

VOTE FOR ME!

Topic: Presidents' Day, Elections

  • CONTENT AREA: US History, Presidents' Day
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 3-8
  • RECOMMENDED GROUP SIZE: Small groups of 5-6 Students per group

WASHINGTON DC REVISION

Topic: 3 Branches of Government

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies, 3 Branches of Government
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Elementary
  • STANDARDS: SS.4.C.3.1 Identify the three branches (Legislative, Judicial, Executive) of government and the powers of each.

YOSEMITE BEAR WATCH

Topic: Yosemite National Park

  • CONTENT AREA: Yosemite National Park
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 4-12
  • STANDARDS: National Geography Standards - Places and Regions 4. The physical and human characteristics of places. 5. That people create regions to interpret Earth's complexity. 6. How culture and experience influence people's perception of places and r