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Listed below you will find different types of hands-on strategies to help students with social studies skills and student expectations. Except where noted, all materials have been developed by SAISD staff and are ©2004-2008 SAISD Social Studies Department.

 

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Templates
Jeopardy
My Historyspace.com  
Vocabulary Diamonds
Working With Primary Source (Analysis Worksheets)
Written Document  
Artifact  
Cartoon  
Map  
Motion Picture  
Photograph  
Poster  
Sound Recording   Download
Rubric - Newspaper Article  
Foldable Examples
3-Tab Booklet
4-Tab Booklet
8-Tab Booklet
Picture Frame
Accordian Book Download
"Important Book" Download
Layered Book Download
Missions Four Download
Pyramid Foldable Download
Venn Diagram Download

 

Answer Sheets for STAAR Jeopardy Games
Colonial Times & Revolution
Constitution and the Bill of Rights
Manifest Destiny and Early Nation
Reform Movements and Pre-Civil War
Civil War and Reconstruction
American Economy in the 19th Century

 

U.S. History
Topic
Title
Type
Download
Overview
Human Timeline (8th Grade)
Chronology
Overview
Human Timeline (11th Grade)
Chronology
Overview
Tinderbox of War
3-D Model
General Movie Poster Template Visual Learning Word
General Movie Poster Template Visual Learning PDF
Colonization
Pick a Place (Information)
Mapping
Colonization
Pick a Place (Map)
Mapping
Colonization Growth of Representative Government Primary Source Download
Colonization English Bill of Rights Primary Source Download
Colonization Fundamental Orders of Connecticut Primary Source Download
Colonization Magna Carta Primary Source Download
Colonization Mayflower Compact Primary Source Download
Colonization
1607
Writing
Colonization
13 Colonies
Mapping
Colonization
Colonial Economics
Mapping
Colonization
Growth of Representative Govt
Graphic Organizer
Colonization
PEST - Colonization
Graphic Organizer
American Revolution
1776
Writing
American Revolution
George Washington
Writing
American Revolution
Thomas Jefferson
Writing
American Revolution
Road to Revolution - Part 1
Graphic Organizer
American Revolution
Road to Revolution - Part 2
Graphic Organizer
American Revolution
The American Revolution
Vocabulary
American Revolution
Articles of Confederation
Graphic Organizer
Constitution
Grievances in the Declaration
Graphic Organizer
Constitution
1787
Writing
Constitution
Federalism
Graphic Organizer
Constitution
Documents of Freedom
Graphic Organizer
Constitution
Foundations of Freedom - Part 1
3d-Model
Constitution
Foundations of Freedom - Part 2
3d-Model
Constitution
Foundations of Freedom - Part 3
3d-Model
Constitution
Foundations of Freedom - Part 4
3d-Model
Constitution
Influences of the Constitution
Graphic Organizer
Constitution
Influences on the U.S. Govt
Graphic Organizer
Constitution
The Constitution
Vocabulary
Constitution
The Constitution - Part 2
Vocabulary
Constitution
The Federal Government - Part 1
3-D Model
Constitution
The Federal Government - Part 2
3-D Model
Constitution
The Federal Government - Part 3
3-D Model
Constitution
The Federal Government - Part 4
3-D Model
Constitution Ratification Debate Primary Source Download
Early Republic
Washington's Presidency
Graphic Organizer
Early Republic
The First Presidents
Honeycomb
Age of Jefferson
1803
Writing
Age of Jackson
From Nullification to Tears
Writing/Vocabulary
Age of Jackson The Best Smart Phone Hook Activity Download
Age of Jackson The Corrupt Bargain Act It Out Download
Age of Jackson
The Flag Divided
Writing
Industrial Revolution
Grinding Gears of America
Writing/3-D Model
Manifest Destiny
Expansion Outline Map
Mapping
Manifest Destiny
Manifest Destiny
Chart
Manifest Destiny
The Not So Big Book - Part 1
Writing
Manifest Destiny
The Not So Big Book - Part 2
Writing
Manifest Destiny
PEST - Manifest Destiny
Graphic Organizer
Manifest Destiny
Wagon Train
Graphic Organizer
Manifest Destiny
Manifest Destiny
Vocabulary
The Reformers
Age of Reform
Writing
Civil War
1861-1865
Writing
Civil War
Civil War Filmstrip - Part 1
Chronology
Civil War
Civil War Filmstrip - Part 2
Chronology
Civil War
Civil War Timeline
Chronology
Civil War
Civil War Timeline - Part 2
Chronolgy
Civil War
Leaders of the Civil War
Graphic Organizer
Civil War
Speeches of Lincoln - Part 1
Writing/Graphic
Civil War
Speeches of Lincoln - Part 2
Writing/Graphic
Civil War
Speeches of Lincoln - Part 3
Writing/Graphic
Civil War/Reconstruction
Reconstruction
Vocabulary
Settling the West
Taming the Great Plains
Writing/GO
Settling the West
The Buffalo on the Plains
Writing/GO
Settling the West
Growth of the Railroads
Writing/GO
Settling the West
The U.S. in 1876
Map Skills/Writing
Map Skills
Blank Outline U.S. Map
Map Skills
Industrialization
Inventions/Innovators
Writing/GO
Industrialization
Child Labor Placards
Visual Discovery
Immigration
The Ellis Island Experience (NCHE)
PowerPoint
Immigration
The Life of an Immigrant (NCHE)
PowerPoint
Imperialism
1898
Writing
Imperialism
Panama Canal
Act It Out
Progressive Era
My Historyspace.com Template
Writing
Progressive Era
Carry Nation Example
Writing
Progressive Era
Susan B. Anthony
Writing
Progressive Era
William J. Bryan
Writing
Progressive Era
Clarence Darrow
Writing
Progressive Era
W.E.B. Du Bois
Writing
Progressive Era
Progressive Era Cards
Hands-On
World War I
1914-1918
Writing
World War I
Woodrow Wilson
Writing
Roaring 20s
Henry Ford
Writing
Roaring 20s
Charles Linburgh
Writing
Great Depression
1929
Writing
Great Depression
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Writing
World War II
1941-1945
Writing
World War II
General George Marshall
Writing
World War II
Harry S. Truman
Writing
Cold War
Andrew McCarthy
Writing
Civil Rights Movement
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Writing
Civil Rights Movement
The Big Picture
Chronology
Civil Rights Movement
The Big Picture - Part 2
Chronology
Civil Rights Movement
Human Timeline - Civil Rights
Chronology
STAAR Review
11th Grade Flash Cards
Vocabulary
STAAR Review
8th Grade Flash Cards
Vocabulary
STAAR Review
Influences on US History
Diamond/Quilt
STAAR Review
Folding Timeline - 11th Grade
Hands-On
STAAR Review
Geography Terms
Diamond/Quilt
STAAR Review
Economic Terms
Jeopardy
STAAR Review
Who Am I? - 8th Grade
Vocabulary
STAAR Review
Who Am I? - 11th Grade
Vocabulary
STAAR Review
U.S. Colonization
Diamond/Quilt
STAAR Review
U.S. Colonization II
Diamond/Quilt
STAAR Review
U.S. Colonization
Jeopardy
STAAR Review
The American Revolution
Diamond/Quilt
STAAR Review
The American Revolution

Jeopardy

STAAR Review
Colonization/Revolution
Jeopardy
STAAR Review
Issues of Slavery
Diamond/Quilt
STAAR Review
Constitutional Convention
Diamond/Quilt
STAAR Review
Constitution / Bill of Rights
Diamond/Quilt
STAAR Review
Constitution / Bill of Rights II
Diamond/Quilt
STAAR Review
Constitution
Jeopardy
STAAR Review
8.15d in Pictures - Part 1
Gallery Walk
STAAR Review
8.15d in Pictures - Part 2
Gallery Walk
STAAR Review
8.15d in Pictures - Part 3
Gallery Walk
STAAR Review
Early Republic
Jeopardy
STAAR Review
The Age of Jackson
Diamond/Quilt
STAAR Review
Manifest Destiny
Diamond/Quilt
STAAR Review
Age of Reform
Jeopardy
STAAR Review
Pre-Civil War
Diamond/Quilt
STAAR Review
Causes of the Civil War
Information

Download

STAAR Review
Civil War
Diamond/Quilt
STAAR Review
Civil War/Reconstruction
Diamond/Quilt
STAAR Review
Civil War
Jeopardy
STAAR Review
Civil War/Reconstruction
Jeopardy
STAAR Review
Gilded Age
Diamond/Quilt
STAAR Review
Industrialization/Reform
Diamond/Quilt
STAAR Review
Amendments of the 19th / 20th
Graphic Organizer
STAAR Review
Progressive Era
Diamond/Quilt
STAAR Review
Between the Wars
Diamond/Quilt
STAAR Review
Great Depression
Diamond/Quilt
STAAR Review
World War II
Diamond/Quilt
STAAR Review
World War II (Part 2)
Diamond/Quilt
STAAR Review
The Cold War
Diamond/Quilt
 
World History
Topic
Title
Type
Download
STAAR Review
10th Grade Flash Cards
Vocabulary
STAAR Review
Human Timeline (10th Grade)
Chronology
STAAR Review
Era Review Template
Chronology
STAAR Review
Washington and Jefferson
Hands-On
STAAR Review
Objective 2-Odd Man Out Cards
Geography Skills
STAAR Review
Collectors Card Template
Hands-On
STAAR Review
History Comic Book
Visual
Overview
Historical Eras
Chronology
Ancient Civilizations
Investigating the Past
Research
Ancient Civilizations
Minoan & Mycenaean
GO
Ancient Civilizations
Development of Religions
GO
Ancient Civilizations
Development of City-States
GO/Writing
The Reformation
Reformation
GO
Renaissance
The Printing Press PES
GO
Renaissance
The Renaissance
GO
Scientific Revolution
Scientist of the Year
Template
Scientific Revolution
Scientist of the Year
Research
Exploration/Colonization
Explorers
GO/Research
Exploration/Colonization
Columbian Exchange
Various GO
Exploration/Colonization
Colonies in the Americas
GO
Limited Governments
Absolute vs. Constitutional Rulers
GO
Industial Revolution Why Here? GO Download
Revolutions
African Independence Movements
GO
Revolutions
American vs. French Revolution
GO
Enlightenment
Thinkers of the Enlightenment
GO
 
World Geography/Cultures
Topic
Title
Type
Download
Vocabulary
Geo-Terms
Diamonds
Vocabulary - NEW
Economic Terms
Vocabulary
Vocabulary - NEW
Religions of the World
Word Sort
Vocabulary - New
Forms of Government
Graphic Organizer
Vocabulary - New
Forms of Government - Part 2
Graphic Organzer
Vocabulary
Map Skills Vocabulary
Chart
Overview
Understanding Tables/Charts
Chart Skills
Overview
Map Analysis
Map Skills
Overview
Five Themes of Geography
PowerPoint
Overview
Geography Pizza
Hands-On
Overview
Global PC
PowerPoint
Overview CIA Factbook Template GO Download
Overview
Global PC and Google Earth
GO
Overview
Make a Globe
Mental Mapping
Overview
Mental Maps
Mental Mapping
General Strats
1st Grading Period
All
Vocabulary
Geography Cards
Vocabulary
Physical Geography
Spheres
GO
EOC
Creating Map Questions
Map Skills
Modify, Adapt, Depend Human-Environment Hands-On Download
Human-Geo Interaction
The Aral Sea
Interactive
Control Territory
Changes in Israel
Geography
Culture
Middle Eastern Culture
Compare/Contrast
Culture
Literacy Example - Middle East
Compare/Contrast
Human-Geo Interaction
Desertification
Cause and Effect
Natural Resources
Renew or Not to Renew
GO
European Studies
Sample Grapic Organizers
GO
European Studies
Europe Jigsaw Puzzle
Hands-On
SW Asian Sudies
Basketweave Template
Hands-On
SW Asian Studies
Afghanistan
PowerPoint
Economics
Push and Pull Factors
GO
Migration Push and Pull Factors Table Download
African Studies Fauna of Africa Map Game Download
African Studies
The Dark Continent
PowerPoint
 
Texas History
Topic
Title
Type
Download
Geography
PLACE Instructions
Hands-On
Geography
PLACE Template
Hands-On
Geography
Natural Regions Table
Hands-On
Geography
Natural Regions Foldable
Hands-On
Geography
Central Plains
Factsheet
Geography
Coastal Plains
Factsheet
Geography
Mountains and Basins
Factsheet
Geography
Great Plains
Factsheet
Geography Texas Rainfall Charts Download
Geography
Physical Regions
Graphic Organizer
Chronology
Human Timeline
Chronology
Chronology
San Antonio Chronology
Chronology
Geography
North American Geography
Location
Geography
Bus Tour of Texas
PowerPoint
Geography
Placards: Palo Duro Canyon
Visual Discovery
Geography
Placards: Big Bend National Park
Visual Discovery
Texas Indians
Texas Indians Chart - Part I
GO
Texas Indians
Texas Indians Chart - Part II
GO
Texas Indians
Native American Vocabulary - Part I
GO
Texas Indians
Native American Vocabulary - Part II
GO
Texas Indians
My Tribe
Graphic Organizer
Colonization
Explorer
Point of View
Colonization
Texas Indian
Point of View
Colonization
Padre
Point of View
Colonization
The Canary Islanders
Reading
Colonization - New
Flip Cards
Vocabulary
Colonization - New
Flip Cards - Scavenger Hunt
Vocabulary
Exploration
Texas Explorers
Diamonds
Oil Boom
Oil in Texas
GO
Texas Independence
Texas Independence
Diamonds
Symbols of Texas
Texas Flag
Hands-On
3 In A Row (1) San Antonio History Scavenger Hunt Hands-On Download
3 In A Row (2) San Antonio History Scavenger Hunt Hands-On Download
3 In A Row (3) San Antonio History Scavenger Hunt Hands-On Download
Review
Texas Bingo Template
Hands-On
 

3rd Grade - Communities

Topic
Title
Type
Download
San Antonio
Canary Islanders in San Antonio
Reading
San Antonio
Establishment of the Missions
Reading
San Antonio
Fiesta Celebration in San Antonio
Reading
San Antonio
San Antonio Timeline
Chronology
San Antonio
Journey into San Antonio's Past
Reading
San Antonio
San Antonio & the US Timeline
Chronology
 

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Links Find over 5000 links going to outside resources based upon grade level and subject area. These links have been researched for content and usability within a school setting.

Photo Album Take a tour of places around the world, the nation, and the city with our over 9,000 images! These photographs have been donated by educators to help bring the world to our students!

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The Social Studies Resource Center was made possible by the Teaching American History Grant 2001-2008

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