Social Studies - The Forgotten Subject

Our fifth grade is now mostly departmentalized, and I spent 75% of my day teaching social studies. Much to my dismay, there is a severe lack of teaching materials when it comes to catalogs like Really Good Stuff. So Kris at {The Poole Pages} suggested that I do a linky! I took an informal poll, and it looks as though many of you start the year with either Native Americans, the American Revolution, or Reconstruction. So link up your best ideas (old or new posts) and add the button to your post. Hopefully we can get a good collection of ideas and resources that we can all use. In a few months, I will host another round of linkies with whatever people are teaching next.

So here are the first three topics. Feel free to link multiple times, and please put the name of the idea in the title. Click on the picture of the linky you want to view. For future reference (and bookmarking), the linkies will be stored {here}.

Background by {A Bird in Hand Designs}. Clipart from {Melonheadz}.


  1. I love this idea. I only teach first, so can't link, but there's a lack of good social studies materials all around!

  2. Love this idea! I can't wait to see all the wonderful ideas that will be posted!!
    Fifth Grade Wit and

  3. That's so true, and sad, because I love social studies! I have different projects I use across many social studies topics, they don't fit one topic. It's really ideas for any of the social studies categories, not information on one part of it. It can be used to respond to textbooks or other nonfiction reading.

  4. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I'm new to teaching in general and especially to 5th grade. I'll take as much help as I can get! Social studies is a hard subject to find resources for. This is such a great idea! :)

  5. Thank you for starting this! I agree that it is much needed.

  6. Thank you, we are studying Native Americans the first quarter! Will be checking this out!

    Ms. Chae Charges In


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