Elementary Social Studies Information Sites

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Elementary Social Studies

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http://www.readworks.org/ lessons and readings, especially for nonfiction

http://www.k12reader.com/2nd-grade-reading-comprehension-worksheets/ These are called worksheets, but they are a set of 36 informational readings for 2nd grade. there are some readings for first, but they are more reading foundations, than real selections.





http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/primarysourcesets/ Primary Sources


Activities or Strategy Sites

http://www.ehow.com/list_6162496_school-activities-demonstrate-supply-demand.html economics activity

http://www.mrdonn.org/ lesson plans, power points and other resources

http://teacher.scholastic.com/writewit/mff/mythmachine.htm write a myth

http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/scrapbook/ analyze characters or people in history


http://www.p12.nysed.gov/ciai/socst/pub/sslearnexp1.pdf creating a pioneer school experience

http://www.johntspencer.com/2009/04/social-studies-learning-centers.html great examples of literacy centers that address social studies topics



http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/development/resources/learning_sta/index.shtm actual series of learning stations on Middle Ages

http://sites.google.com/site/socialstudiesmethods/social-studies-resources/unit-plans teacher developed units

http://www.socialstudies.org/notable lists of books related to social studies , samples from the 2010 Selections for Primary Grades, K-2 follows, lists back to 2000 are available at this website

Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2010

This list is a joint project of the National Council for Social Studies and the Children’s Book Council.

The Champion of Children: The Story of Janusz Korczak. Tomek Bogacki. Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers, an Imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group. 40 pp. Trade ISBN 978-0-374-34136-7, $17.99. (P, I) _ is remarkable book chronicles the life of Janusz Korczak, a writer, medical doctor, and caregiver for orphaned children in Warsaw, Poland. In 1939, when the Nazis occupied Poland, they forced Korczak to move into the ghetto with his orphaned children. In 1942, he was sent along with the children he had rescued to the Treblinka extermination camp. The book is illustrated with hauntingly beautiful acrylic paintings. Historical Note, Author’s Note. (IWL) III, X

Django: World’s Greatest Jazz Guitarist. Written and illustrated by Bonnie Christensen. Roaring Brook Press / Flash Point, an Imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group. 32 pp. Trade ISBN 978-1-59643-422-6, $17.99. (P) The true story of Django Reinhart. Born in a “gypsy,” or Roma, encampment in 1910 Belgium, Django overcame many obstacles, including debilitating burns from a fire, to become one of the world’s greatest jazz guitarists. Author’s Notes, Notes on the Roma, Bibliography, Discography. (TLK) I, III

Michelle. Deborah Hopkinson. Illustrated by AG Ford. HarperCollins Children’s Books. 32 pp. Trade ISBN 978-0-06-182739-6, $17.99. Library ISBN 978-0-06-182743-3, $18.89. Paperback ISBN 978-0-06-182745-7, $6.99. (P, I) Experience the life of Michelle Robinson Obama, who became the First Lady of the United States. She grew up in Chicago, attended Princeton University and Harvard Law School, and met Barack Obama during her first job as a lawyer. Author’s Note. (KAC) III, X
Mind Your Manners, Alice Roosevelt! Leslie Kimmelman. Illustrated by Adam Gustavson. Peachtree Publishers. 32 pp. Trade ISBN 978-1- 56145-492-1, $16.95. (P, I) Teddy Roosevelt’s daughter Alice was independent and outspoken, leaving her famous dad speechless on how to control her. The whimsical story brings a reality to presidents and their families. Author’s Note and About Alice. (ACL) II, III, IV
Nelson Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Abridged by Chris van Wyk. Illustrated by Paddy Bouma. Roaring Brook Press / Flash Point, an Imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group. 64 pp. Trade ISBN 978-1-59643-566-7, $16.99. (P, I) This is a first person account of Mandela’s life, from growing up in Soweto through working as a lawyer, and culminating with his e_ orts to build a new South Africa. Illustrations help to capture the emotion of Mandela’s amazing story. Timeline, Glossary. (GBL) IX, IV

Listen to the Wind: The Story of Dr. Greg and Three Cups of Tea. Greg Mortenson and Susan L. Roth. Illustrated by Susan L. Roth. Dial Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group. 32 pp. Trade ISBN 978-0-8037-3058-8, $16.99. (P, I) This is an inspirational picture book about Greg Mortenson’s first school building project in Korphe, Pakistan. His entire experience is chronicled in Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace. Scrapbook, Artist’s Note, Bibliography. (SCP) I, IX

No! Written and illustrated by David McPhail. Roaring Brook Press, an Imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group. 48 pp. Trade ISBN 978-1-59643-288-8, $16.95. (P) A young boy witnesses many forms of bullying as he attempts to take a letter to the mailbox. The only word in the book is ‘NO,’ and it only appears three times. Powerful images convey a message against bullying and warfare, and depict the possibility of peaceful coexistence. (TLK) I, II, VI
Our World of Water: Children and Water around the World. Beatrice Hollyer. Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group. 48 pp. Trade ISBN

978-0-8050-8941-7, $16.99. (P) The life-sustaining importance of water is described through narratives and photographs of children from six different countries. Glossary. (EVH) III

Follow That Map! A First Book of Mapping Skills. Written and illustrated by Scot Ritchie. Kids Can Press. 32 pp. Trade ISBN 978-1-55453-274-2,$16.95 (P, I) This book offers a creative approach for teaching young students about geographic concepts and mapping skills in the context of backyard, neighborhood, city, world, and space. Create Your Own Map. Index. (SCP) III
One World, One Day. Barbara Kerley. National Geographic Children’s Books. 48 pp. Trade ISBN 978-1-4263-0460-6, $17.95. Library ISBN 978- 1-4263-0461-3, $26.90. (P, I) A book of photographs of children around the world, living their daily lives: waking up, eating, going to school, doing chores. the photographs show that we have much in common, no matter where we live. Author’s Note, Description of photographs/Photographer’s notes. (DS) I, III, IV, V

Duck for Turkey Day. Jacqueline Jules. Illustrated by Kathryn Mitter. Albert Whitman & Company. 32 pp. Trade ISBN 978-0-8075-1734-5, $16.99. (P) Little Tuyet is worried that her family’s Vietnamese traditions will not allow her to celebrate Thanksgiving the way the other children in her class will celebrate. (GAS) I, III, IV

All the World. Liz Garton Scanlon. Illustrated by Marla Frazee. Beach Lane Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing. 128 pp. Trade ISBN 978-1-4169-8580-8, $17.99. (P) Twenty- eight pages of lyrical, poetic language, tapping cultural universals of family, food, leisure, love, and peace. Richly illustrated by Caldecott Honor medalist Marla Frazee. (GMI) I, III, V, IX
The Enemy: A Book about Peace. Davide Cali. Illustrated by Serge Bloch. Schwartz & Wade. 40 pp. Trade ISBN 978-0-375-84500-0, $16.99. Library ISBN 978-0-375-93752-1, $18.99. (P, I, M) A soldier watching an enemy during a seemingly endless war, a soldier finally sneaks over to the other person’s foxhole. The surprise that awaits the soldier makes a statement about the dubious nature of war. (GMI) IV, IX, X
Erika-San. Written and illustrated by Allen Say. Houghton Mi_ in Harcourt. 32 pp. Trade ISBN978-0-618-88933-4, $17.00. (P) A fascination with Japan leads an American woman to accept a teaching position in a rural village where she experiences Japanese culture. (EVH) I
I Call My Grandma Nana. Written and illustrated by Ashley Wol_ . Tricycle Press. 30 pp. Trade ISBN 978-1-58246-251-6, $15.99. (P) Visit a diverse classroom where the children share stories of their grandmothers. Learn the words for grandmothers in many cultures; the teacher also shares the story and name of her grandmother. Glossary of Names. (TLK) I, IX

Neo Leo: The Ageless Ideas of Leonardo da Vinci. Written and illustrated by Gene Barretta. Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, an Imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group. 40 pp. Trade ISBN 978-0-8050-8703-1, $16.99. (P, I) Leonardo da Vinci’s sketches of over 500 years ago, of possible mechanical inventions are compared to modern-day machines such as bicycles, projectors, aircraft as well as robots. Author’s Note, Bibliography. (EVH) VIII

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