Back to School Resource: Introductory Key Concepts for Social Science Grapes Activity & Class Poster
Are you ready to kick off the school year with an engaging and interactive activity that will set the foundation for your social science class? Look no further! In this blog post, we’ll introduce you to an exciting back to school resource set that will help you introduce key concepts and get your students analyzing major ideas right from the start. Get ready to dive into the world of social sciences!
All of our units are grounded in the key concept GRAPES – from the unit introduction and notes all the way down to the assessment.
GRAPES A.K.A.the Big Ideas for World History:
- Social Classes
These are the pillars upon which civilizations are built. By focusing on these key concepts, students will develop crucial analysis skills and gain an understanding of how different civilizations compare to one another.
Let’s explore what this resource set has to offer!
- Graphic Organizers and Day 1 Lesson: To get students actively engaged in learning, start with a graphic organizer during your instruction. This will allow them to visually organize their thoughts. By doing so, they can make connections between the key concepts. By encouraging critical thinking and analysis right from the beginning, you’re setting the stage for a successful year ahead.
- Matching Key Concepts Worksheet: After students have familiarized themselves with the key concepts, provide them with a worksheet that previews the topics they will be studying throughout the year. This activity challenges them to match the key concepts with specific civilizations. It’s a great way to pique their curiosity and get them excited about what’s to come!
- My World Doodle Style Notes Activity: Now it’s time for a fun and creative activity that will make the key concepts come alive! The “My World” doodle-style notes activity prompts students to compare their own lives to the major key concepts. These include those of geography, religion, achievements, government/leadership, economy, and social classes. They can unleash their artistic side while reflecting on how these concepts relate to their everyday experiences. Plus, these doodle-style notes make fantastic classroom decorations to showcase at the beginning of the year!
- Free Classroom Posters: To further enhance your classroom environment, this resource set also includes two free posters for you to hang on your walls. These eye-catching posters will serve as constant reminders of the key concepts. They will also provide students with quick references throughout the year. They’ll not only help with retention but also create an inviting and visually appealing space for learning.
Start the year off with this back to school resource introductory activity and class poster set!
You’re laying a strong foundation for your social science class. Students will develop crucial analysis skills, gain a deeper understanding of major concepts, and have a visual representation of what they’ll be studying throughout the year.
In conclusion, get ready to embark on an exciting journey through time, exploring geography, religion, achievements, government/leadership, economy, and social classes. With this engaging resource set, your students will become historians, analyzing and comparing civilizations with ease. Let’s make this school year one to remember!