Foundational Social Studies

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Games

A EUROPEAN VACATION

Topic: 5 Themes of Geography

  • CONTENT AREA: Geography, Europe
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 3-9
  • STANDARDS: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.7 Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts 6.G.1.1 Explain how the physical features and human characteristics of a place i

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

COORDINATES: HELPING VISITORS

Topic: MATH, GEOGRAPHY, COORDINATES

  • Content Area: Social Studies, Math, Coordinates
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Groups/ Suggested Time: 40 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary

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

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

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

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

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

ROADTRIP

Topic: Middle School Map Skills

  • CONTENT AREA: Middle School Geography - Map Skills
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 5-8
  • STANDARDS: 2-ESS1-1 Earth's Place in the Universe

SAVE THE BUSINESS

Topic: Goods and Services

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

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,

Tall Tales (Tall Tales, Geography)

  • Content Area: Language, Geography
  • Ideal Group Size: Whole Class/ Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Upper Elementary

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

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