With only a week before teacher workdays begin, I've been busy trying to wrap up the things I wanted to do at home before the school year starts, including putting together my Long Range Plans.
I spent much of the past week mapping out my Social Studies plans for 4th and 5th grade, and I'm so excited to get started! My school uses the Core Knowledge curriculum, which is a little different from what most public schools use, and I was pleasantly surprised to find out what a great curriculum it is :) However, when Diane from Fifth in the Middle posted on Facebook that she was having trouble finding things to go along with her Social Studies units, I had to agree.
Now, we know that teachers are problem solvers, and when we see a problem, like a lack of resources, we come up with a solution. And so, the Social Studies Linky is coming to our rescue!
Diane did an informal poll and found that most of us begin the year with either Native Americans, the American Revolution, or Reconstruction. So, she's hosting a linky party that will help us pool our resources!
(Awesome...it worked!!! This was my first time using the code that will put pictures side by side)
Pull out your favorite lesson plans, books, and other resources that fit into one of these categories, head over to Fifth in the Middle, and link up!