Hi! I am new to my grade level this year. I am in fifth grade, and I am finding that a lot of the teachers do the same old thing in Social Studies. The students read the lesson aloud and then do workbook pages. I just cannot do this every week, I'm going nuts. However, I am having some trouble coming up with good ideas. I've broken them up into groups where each group reads a section and then shares three or four important things from their section with the class. This works well, but I don't want to do this every single week either. I have plenty of ideas for activities and modifying workbook pages, but I can't think of any good ways to get away from reading the lessons aloud every single time. Does anyone have any tried and true methods that they use and love? Thanks!