My students need some fun, interactive social studies games and manipulatives to help them understand our social studies curriculum. We study great topics like the Revolution and the Civil War. Games would make it more fun!
I have the best group of students I have ever had this year. They are the sweetest kids you could ever ask for and I am so happy to come to work each day to teach them. They are bright and eager to learn, even though many of them come from very tough financial and emotional situations at home. My school is a Title I school with around 60% qualifying for free or reduced lunch. Many of my students have at least one parent that has been or is currently in prison. Many of them are being raised by grandparents.
These students deserve the best education possible!
They are a joy to teach and truly enjoy learning. They would be even more engaged in the social studies curriculum if I could provide them with some fun, interactive social studies materials.
I have chosen some great social studies kits from Lakeshore Learning that would be great additions to my classroom. The kits include hands-on objects that the students can explore as well as interactive games to help them practice map skills and learn more about geography.
These kits will really enhance the articles and resources I have painstakingly gathered over the last few years of teaching 5th grade social studies.
I know the students will respond really well to games which they have rarely had the opportunity to use in my class. It seems like the national focus has been on math and science for the last few years and social studies has taken a backseat. It's time for social studies to shine!
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