Common Core History

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Historical Thinking and Skills

  1. Time can be measured.
  2. Personal history can be shared through stories and pictures.



  1. Days of the week  Created by Connie Brinegar SB
  2. Calendar     This Smart Board lesson will illustrate the day, month and year as well as what a person should wear.  SB
  3. Days of the week and Months  SB created by Kristine Young
  4. Video Days of the week with Music






  1. Heritage is reflected through the arts, customs, traditions,
    family celebrations and language.

  2. Nations are represented by symbols and practices. Symbols
    and practices of the United States include the American flag,
    Pledge of Allegiance and the National Anthem.


  1. about an Eskimo village, then take a quiz about the Eskimo. (use this as a whole class activity)
  2. American Shelters - see the differences in Native American housing in the seven regions of the United States
  3. Indian Tepee - plans for constructing a tepee
  4. Life in 1621 - What was life like for the Wampanoag and the Pilgrims?

  5. Embracing Cultures Project - Use the Flash introduction to this site as a discussion starter in a whole class activity.








Spatial Thinking
and Skills

  1. Terms related to direction and distance, as well as symbols and landmarks, can be used to talk about the relative
    location of familiar places.

  2. Models and maps represent places.






  1. Joe's maze game    This site will allow the students to understand UP / Down over there here there and front and back
  2. Mixy   Your students will be looking for a hidden bunny in a garden.
  3. Puzzle dinosaurs   Move pieces around to complete puzzle
  4. Location  A site with interactive activities relating to positional language and it has some activities involving map work.  You will discover several different lessons all connected.
  5. Where's Iggy?   Read the map of Iggy town and try to find Iggy
  6. Virtual House   A Student will travel through a home and learn about different parts. 
  7. Grandpa's Globe with feet.    Animation allowing you to travel the world
  8. Your Neighborhood.   This link will allow students to learn about their neighborhood.



Human Systems
  1. Humans depend on and impact the physical environment in order to supply food, clothing and shelter.

  2. Individuals are unique but share common characteristics of multiple groups.



Civic Participation and Skills

  1. Individuals have shared responsibilities toward the achievement of common goals in homes, schools and communities.


  1. Workers and their Hats - drag the headgear to the correct jobs
  2. Who is at the door  -  This website will allow the student to determine who is at the front door by what they do in the community.
  3. What's my Job?  There are many people in the community determine what their job is


Rules and Laws
  1. The purpose of rules and authority figures is to provide order, security and safety in the home, school and community.



  1. Safety   You will find a smart board presentation allowing students to determine what is correct and what is not correct SB
    Created by Renae Smith

  2. Plains Indian Tepee - plans for constructing a tepee






  1. People have many wants and make decisions to satisfy those wants. These decisions impact others.





  1. A Quiz on Needs and Wants - use this as a whole-class activity
  2. Wants and Needs - A Cooperative Learning Lesson - (a lesson plan) Students sort magazine pictures into Wants and Needs. They will glue the pictures onto the correctly labeled poster board
  3. and Needs - A Cooperative Learning Lesson - (a lesson plan) Students sort magazine pictures into Wants and Needs. They will glue the pictures onto the correctly labeled poster board
Production and
  1. Goods are objects that can satisfy people’s wants. Services are actions that can satisfy people’s wants.