anyone teach the countries and continents?

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  1. patti2

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    Our social studies curriculum is very vague and we are supposed to teach about the seven continents and then go in depth on a country from each one. I focus on China, Australia, England, Brazil, Antarctica and the US. I could really use some help for next year on Brazil (besides the rain forest) and Australia (besides the animals). Any ideas?
     
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    Yikes! I teach the continents and countries locations, but nothing cultural. May be for the part on Australia you could look for info from the Sydney Olympics. They usually do little snipets of history/culture between the games as time fillers. There is also a book put out by UNICEF called Children Just Like Me. They have expanded into a series of sorts (religions and other stuff I think) that you may want to look for.
     
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    SOCIAL STUDIES.
    http://www.poofcat.com/july.html Pledge by Red Skelton http://www.lilesnet.com/patriotic/Hero/skeltons_pledge.htm

    Revolutionary war!! a whole bunch of activities and a test and study guide.
    http://www.mandygregory.com/SocialStudiesActivities.htm#The Revolutionary War

    Latitude Rhymes with "Fatitude" and people grow fat from side to side or east to west just like the Latitude lines. Longitude runs from North to South.
    www.studiesweekly.com Social Studies. www.studiesweekly.com Social Studies.
    Social Studies www.thesocialstudiescompany.com. They sell lesson booklets based for grades 5-6 with lots of fun activities. There are programs on American history and world history. They also have entire programs on other regions like Latin America

    Post a picture of "Person of the week" someone from history, current events, politics, etc.. and give some clues about that person. Students name the person and write a couple sentences about the person, or what their significance is.
    ****And Scholastic's books of history plays are pretty good, too. I did a Columbus play and one about the White House when the British burned it.

    http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/archives/state.shtml they have a mystery state activity. For each state there are 5 clues and the kids research and try to guess the state. Last year I gave one clue a day and the kids tried to guess the state before they got all 5 clues.
    Social Studies www.thesocialstudiescompany.com. They sell lesson booklets based for Grades 5-6 with lots of fun activities. There are programs on American history and world history. They also have entire programs on other regions like Latin America
    Row, row, row your boat
    Gently through the oceans
    Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Arctic
    Oceans are so deep!

    the Southern ocean has been added, so I guess you would have to adapt it.
    Social Study web sites.
    http://www.emints.org/ethemes/resources/S00000272.shtml

    http://www.cloudnet.com/~edrbsass/edhist.htm#revwar

    http://www.mandygregory.com/SocialSt...ionary War
    Save A Turkey
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    Here's a terrific powerpoint on The First Thanksgiving~ It is super. It is a huge file and will take along time to load http://www.wjcc.k12.va.us/djm/vste/page6.html
    Be sure and turn on the volume. There is quiz that follows the show.

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    Mayflower 1620 : A New Look at a Pilgrim Voyage
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    Present the Plimoth Plantation's website to your class. Students loved it and there are a lot of interactive parts to the website.

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    Turkey Cookie Ingrdients:
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    We used to do a song for the continents to to tune of Do you know that Muffin Man? The words are:
    Do you know the continents in our world
    there's Asia and Africa
    North and South America
    Australia, Antarctica, and Europe too
    Yes we know the continents in our world
    <repeat>

    something like that...
     
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    It might be nice do Brazil during Carnival.
     
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    Jun 4, 2007

    anyone teach the countries and continents

    Well we used to - but it's not on THE TEST for 3rd grade.......so...:(
    We do use National Geographic Explorer and Scholastic News -
    our social studies. SO sad but true.:eek:
     

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