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A BIG MOVE

Topic: Identify/describe how human characteristics (shelter, clothing, food, etc) are based on geography

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): K-1
  • STANDARD(S): SS.1.6

A GOOD CITIZEN

Topic: Understand/identify symbols, customs, etc that represent American beliefs and principles

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): K-1
  • STANDARD(S): SS.K.10, SS.1.13

A JOB SEARCH

Topic: Understand and explain the value of jobs and the role they play within a community

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): K-1
  • STANDARD(S): SS.K.7, SS.1.10

A JOURNEY HOME

Topic: Use Tools and Terminology to Understand and Describe Location

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies, Geography
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): K-1
  • STANDARD(S): SS.K.4 ,SS.1.4, SS.K.5, SS.1.5, SS.1.6

A MAP TO CAMP

Topic: Use maps/globes to determine relative location using "over, under, near, far, left, right," etc.

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies
  • GRADE LEVELS: K-1
  • STANDARDS: SS.K.4, SS.1.4

A PASSWORD PROBLEM

Topic: Understand the impact of science and technology on society in the United States

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 5
  • STANDARD(S): SS.5

A WORLD OF RULES

Topic: Identify purposes for rules; identify rules that provide order, security, safety at home/school.

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): K-1
  • STANDARD(S): SS.K.8, SS.1.11

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.

AMERICAN SCRAMBLE

Topic: Identify and analyze the causes and effects of events prior to and during the American Revolution

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies, US History
  • GRADE LEVEL: 5
  • STANDARD: SS.5.2

AN OFFICIAL JOB

Topic: Understand/explain the role of authority figures, public officials, and citizens within a community

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): K-1
  • STANDARD(S): SS.K.9, SS.1.12

ART HEIST

Topic: Understand the relationship between the arts and the times during which they were created

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 5
  • STANDARD(S): SS.5

BACK IN TIME

Topic: Understand historical figures and their impact on society

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies, US History
  • GRADE LEVELS: K-1
  • STANDARDS: SS.K.2, SS.1.2

BLAST FROM THE PAST

Topic: Identify Important Historical Figures and Events

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies, US History
  • GRADE LEVELS: K-1
  • STANDARDS: SS.K, SS.1

CAKE CONTEST

Topic: Understand ethnic and/or cultural celebrations and heroes within a community

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 2-3
  • STANDARD(S): SS.2.16, SS.3.14

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”.

CAREER CHAOS

Topic: Describe how and why people have adapted to and modified their environment in the United States

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies
  • GRADE LEVEL: 5
  • STANDARD: SS.5.9

CAREER CHAOS II

Topic: Compare how people in different parts of the United States earn a living, past and present

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies, Economics
  • GRADE LEVEL: 5
  • STANDARD: SS.5.13

CARNIVAL BEHIND-THE-SCENES BREAKDOWN

Topic: Understand the basic structure and functions of various levels of government

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 2-3
  • STANDARD(S): SS.2.11, SS.3.9

CELEBRATION STATION

Topic: Understand ethnic and/or cultural celebrations and elements within communities

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 2-3
  • STANDARD(S): SS.2, SS.3

CIRCUS AMERICANA

Topic: Understand the purpose of government

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 2-3
  • STANDARD(S): SS.2, SS.3

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.

CITIZENSHIP CHALLENGE

Topic: Understand the importance of participation in government

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 2-3
  • STANDARD(S): SS.2.13, SS.3.11

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

COMMUNITY CAPSULE

Topic: Identify ways people meet their needs for government, education, communication, transportation, etc

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 2-3
  • STANDARD(S): SS.3.2

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

DOCUMENT DISORDER

Topic: Identify the key elements, purposes and importance of significant US documents

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies, US History
  • GRADE LEVEL: 5
  • STANDARD: SS.5.15

DOCUMENTAL DISASTER

Topic: Identify the purposes of the Declaration of Independence and US Constitution

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies, Government
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 2-3
  • STANDARD(S): SS.2.12, SS.3.10

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

DREAMING OF DC

Topic: Explain various patriotic symbols, music, and documents that contribute to national identity

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies, U.S. History
  • GRADE LEVEL: 5
  • STANDARD: SS.5.17

ELLO GOV'NA

Topic: Understand the basic economic patterns of early societies in the United States

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies, US History
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 5
  • STANDARD(S): SS.5

EVEREST EXPEDITION

Topic: Interpret and create visuals, including graphs, charts, tables, timelines, illustrations, and maps

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 2-3
  • STANDARD(S): SS.2.18, SS.3.18

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

EXPLORATION OF LANDS

Topic: Identify the physical characteristics of place and understand how they affect communities

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): K-2
  • STANDARD(S): SS.K.5, SS.1.5

FAMILY TRADITIONS

Topic: Describe/explain the importance of beliefs, customs, language, traditions of families/communities

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): K-1
  • STANDARD(S): SS.K.12

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

GO WEST!

Topic: Identify reasons people moved west; identify significant events associated with U.S. expansion

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies, US History
  • GRADE LEVEL: 5
  • STANDARD: SS.5.4

GOODS FOR DINNER

Topic: Identify markets and examples of goods and services in the home, school, and community

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): K-1
  • STANDARD(S): SS.1.8

GOVERNMENTAL GENIUS

Topic: Identify/compare systems of government of early European colonists

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies, US History/Government
  • GRADE LEVEL: 5
  • STANDARD: SS.5.14

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

HEROIC HISTORY II

Topic: Identify past and present leaders and their contributions to national government

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies, U.S. History
  • GRADE LEVEL: 5
  • STANDARD: SS.5.19

HEROIC HISTORY III

Topic: Identify/summarize contributions of racial, ethnic, and religious groups to our national identity

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 5
  • STANDARD(S): SS.5.22

HEROIC HISTORY IV

Topic: Identify the accomplishments of notable individuals in the fields of science and technology

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 5
  • STANDARD(S): SS.5.23

HISTORICAL MIX UP

Topic: Use the concepts of past, present and future to establish historical timelines

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies
  • GRADE LEVELS: K-1
  • STANDARDS: SS.K.3, SS.1.3

HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS

Topic: Investigate origins of customs, holidays, and celebrations

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies
  • GRADE LEVELS: K-1
  • STANDARD: SS.K.1, SS.1.1

HOLIDAYS AROUND THE WORLD

Topic: World Holidays

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

INTERNATIONAL DUCK RACE

Topic: Explain the significance of various ethnic/cultural celebrations in communities

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 2-3
  • STANDARD(S): SS.2.15, SS.3.13

INVESTIGATION OF THE PAST

Topic: Apply critical-thinking skills to organize/use information acquired from a variety of valid sources

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): K-1
  • STANDARD(S): SS.K.14, SS.1.17

JOURNEY TO A NEW WORLD

Topic: Exploration

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

JOY IN THE COLONIES

Topic: Explain when, where, and why groups of people explored, colonized, and settled in the United States

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies, US History
  • GRADE LEVEL: 5
  • STANDARD: SS.5.1

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

LET'S CELEBRATE!

Topic: Understand the importance of family and community beliefs, customs, language, and traditions

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): K-1
  • STANDARD(S): SS.K.11, SS.1.14

LIBRARY CATASTROPHE

Topic: Use valid primary and secondary sources to acquire information about the United States

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 5
  • STANDARD(S): SS.5.24

LIBRARY CATASTROPHE II

Topic: Use social studies terminology correctly

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 5
  • STANDARD(S): SS.5.25

LIBRARY LOCKOUT

Topic: Identify writers and artists and their contributions to a community's cultural heritage

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 2-3
  • STANDARD(S): SS.3.15

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

LUIS LANDSCAPE - LANDFORM LAWYER

Topic: Identify ways in which people have modified the physical environment

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies
  • GRADE LEVELS: 2-3
  • STANDARD: SS.2.8

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 MAYHEM 1

Topic: Apply tools (grids, legends, symbols, scales, compass roses), to construct and interpret maps

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies, Geography
  • GRADE LEVEL: 5
  • STANDARD: SS.5.6

MAP MAYHEM 2

Topic: Describe a variety of regions in the United States

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies, Geography
  • GRADE LEVEL: 5
  • STANDARD: SS.5.7

MAP MAYHEM 3

Topic: Identify and describe the types of settlement and patterns of land use in the United States

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies, Geography
  • GRADE LEVEL: 5
  • STANDARD: SS.5.8

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

MARCUS MARVEL - MOVING EXPERT

Topic: Describe how weather patterns, seasonal patterns, natural resources, and natural hazards affect activities and settlement patterns; explain how people depend on the physical environment and natural resources to meet basic needs

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies
  • GRADE LEVELS: 2,3
  • STANDARD: SS.2.7

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

MUSEUM MAYHEM

Topic: Identify contributions of historical figures who have influenced the community, state, and nation

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies
  • GRADE LEVELS: 2-3
  • STANDARDS: SS.2.4, SS.3.4

MUSEUM MISHAP

Topic: Understands how historical figures, patriots, and good citizens helped shape the community, state, and nation

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies
  • GRADE LEVELS: 2-3
  • STANDARDS: SS.2, SS.3

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

NEWSELA UNLOCK THE WRITTEN WORD

Topic: Get acquainted with Newsela by exploring some social studies topics

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies, Newsela
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 4-12

OUTRACE THE ENGLISH!

Topic: Understand the causes/effects of European colonization in the US beginning in 1565 (St. Augustine)

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies, History
  • GRADE LEVEL: 5
  • STANDARD: SS.5

PATRIOTIC PARK

Topic: Describe the order of events by using time periods such as historical or present times

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 2-3
  • STANDARD(S): SS.2.1, SS.3.1

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

PIGGY PREDICAMENT

Topic: Explain how work allows people to make choices about earning, spending, saving, and where to live and work

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies
  • GRADE LEVELS: 2-3
  • STANDARDS: SS.2.9, SS.3.9

PLANET PROBLEM

Topic: Apply vocabulary related to chronology (past, present, future); create and interpret timelines

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 2-3
  • STANDARD(S): SS.2.2 & SS 3.3

POPPY'S LEMONADE STAND

Topic: Distinguish between producing and consuming, including natural resources

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies
  • GRADE LEVEL: 2-3
  • STANDARDS: SS.2.10, SS.3.8

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

REPEAL THE NATIONAL ANTI-CORN DOG ACT

Topic: Explain the duty individuals have to participate in civic affairs (local, state, and national)

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies, Civics
  • GRADE LEVEL: 5
  • STANDARD: SS.5.18

REUNION RUCKUS

Topic: Use geographic tools such as maps and globes to measure distances, determine locations, and identify landmarks

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies
  • GRADE LEVEL: 2,3
  • STANDARDS: SS.2, SS.3

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

ROAD TO REBELLION

Topic: Describe the development of the free enterprise system in colonial America and the United States

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies, US History
  • GRADE LEVEL: 5
  • STANDARD: SS.5.11

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

SAVING MY VACATION

Topic: Understand and Describe the Concept of Economics in Society

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): K-1
  • STANDARD(S): SS.K.6, SS.1.7, SS.1.8, SS.1.9, SS.K.7, SS.1.10

SCIENCE SYMPOSIUM

Topic: Identify individuals who have discovered scientific breakthroughs or new technology

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 2-3
  • STANDARD(S): SS.3.16

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

SNEAKING PAST THE ARTS

Topic: Identify significant examples of art, music, and literature from various periods in U.S. History

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies, US History
  • GRADE LEVEL: 5
  • STANDARD: SS.5.21

STAR BRIDE: FEATHER WOMAN AND MORNINGSTAR

Topic: Indian Education: Solar System

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

START YOUR OWN BUSINESS

Topic: Explain how supply and demand affects consumers in the United States

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies, Economics
  • GRADE LEVEL: 5
  • STANDARD: SS.5.12

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,

SURPRISE PARTY!

Topic: Understand and Describe the Concept of Economics in Society

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies
  • GRADE LEVEL: 2-3
  • STANDARDS: SS.2, SS.3

SUSIE SUNSHINE - WORLD EXPLORER

Topic: Identify major landforms and bodies of water, and places of significance on maps and globes

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies, Geography
  • GRADE LEVELS: 2-3
  • STANDARD: SS.2.6

SYMBOL SHOWDOWN

Topic: Identify customs, symbols, and celebrations that represent American national identity

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 2-3
  • STANDARD(S): SS.2.14, SS.3.12

TECHNOLOGY THROUGH TIME

Topic: Understand/describe how technology is used at home and school and how it affects people's lives

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): K-1
  • STANDARD(S): SS.K.13, SS.1.16

TECHNOLOGY TIME TRAVEL

Topic: Research information (historical, current events, geographic data) about the community and world

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 2-3
  • STANDARD(S): SS.2.17, SS.3.17

TELEPHONE TURMOIL

Topic: Describe the order of events by using designations of time periods such as historical and present times

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 2-3
  • STANDARD(S): SS.2, SS.3

THE BOOK REPORT

Topic: Express ideas based on knowledge and experiences; create/interpret visuals (ex: pictures and maps)

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): K-1
  • STANDARD(S): SS.K.15, SS.1.18

THE CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

Topic: Describe Government and its Role in Communities

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): K-1
  • STANDARD(S): SS.K.9, SS.1.12, SS.K.10, SS.1.13, SS.K.11, SS.1.14, SS.K.12, SS.K.13, SS.1.16

THE CONSTITUTION

Topic: Identify the issues that led to the creation of the U.S. Constitution

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies, US History
  • GRADE LEVEL: 5
  • STANDARD: SS.5.3

THE GREATEST EVER!

Topic: Describe the fundamental rights guaranteed by each amendment in the Bill of Rights

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies, Civics
  • GRADE LEVEL: 5
  • STANDARD: SS.5.20

THE LOST TREASURE OF BREAKOUTVILLE

Topic: Understand how individuals have created technology that affects communities, past and present

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 2-3
  • STANDARD(S): SS.2, SS.3

THE MISSING MONUMENT

Topic: Identify/explain the significance of community, state, national landmarks, monuments, buildings

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies
  • GRADE LEVELS: 2-3
  • STANDARDS: SS.2.1, SS.3.1

THE NATIONAL ANTI-CORN DOG ACT

Topic: Identify and explain the basic functions of the three branches of government

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies, Government
  • GRADE LEVEL: 5
  • STANDARD: SS.5.15

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

TITANIC

Topic: Identify sources of information about an event (reference materials, biographies, newspapers, etc)

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 2-3
  • STANDARD(S): SS.2.3

TO BUY OR NOT TO BUY

Topic: Explain why wanting requires choices; identify examples of choices made when buying goods/services

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): K-1
  • STANDARD(S): SS.1.9

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.

WENDY WALTERS - WEATHER ENTHUSIAST

Topic: Variations in the physical environment, including climate, landforms, natural resources, and natural hazards

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies
  • GRADE LEVELS: 2-3
  • STANDARDS: SS.2.5, SS.3.5

WHAT WE NEED

Topic: Understand and demonstrate how basic human needs and wants are met in many ways

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): K-1
  • STANDARD(S): SS.K.6, SS.1.7

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

YOU BE THE GOVERNOR

Topic: Explain economic patterns of early European colonies; identify major industries of colonial America

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies, U.S. History
  • GRADE LEVEL: 5
  • STANDARD: SS.5.10

YOU BE THE MAYOR

Topic: Use a problem-solving process to identify a problem and take action to implement a decision

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies
  • GRADE LEVEL(S): 5
  • STANDARD(S): SS.5.26