Anyway, this all leads me to a great discovery. We are lacking in social studies resources! I can type in anything for reading, writing, and math resources and find a zillion resources, but social studies is coming up short. So, I've added social studies to my long list of to-creates that will probably be finished around 2020 :-) I want bright, colorful, and fun social studies resources to match all of my bright, colorful and fun resources in other subjects. I am not sure what I will create just yet, but I know that as I learn, I will come up with something amazing.
I did notice that my friend Alison at Teaching Maths With Meaning has just posted some amazing clipart for social studies that I've already added to my wishlist. Look at these fabulous maps:
North America Clipart
Bright, colorful, and fun? I think so! I know I will be using these when I get to creating! There are so many wonderful activities I can use these for - identifying slave states vs. free states, ordering the states in the order they were added, identifying regions (ah, perhaps a cut and paste activity?)...I think I might be able to go on forever and that perhaps my list just got even longer.
Have any of you found great sites for social studies resources? I'd love to do some projects, I just need to come up with something fun and exciting that will ignite my students' passion for history. Ideas welcome!