This blog post, written by an experienced elementary school teacher, describes fifteen different ways teachers can make social studies more exciting for students. This article is a great read for teachers who may be struggling with engaging students in social studies or struggling to like it themselves. The post emphasizes teaching things that students want to learn and what the teacher is passionate about. It also gives great ideas for activities and projects to engage students. Some of these include, “Who Am I?” which has students create pop-up books for social studies vocabulary and “Postcards” which has students create postcards from the culture or time period they are studying. This is a great blog post to read to help make social studies more fun for both students and teachers!
15 Ways to Make Social Studies More Exciting