I absolutely love Social Studies. Many of my students complained that it is their least favourite class and that it is SO BORING! This made me excited because it gave me a goal and a challenge. I knew I would need to FUNIFY my lessons to help make my students find, at the least, a like for social studies to ensure they were learning something. By the end of this unit most of the students were enjoying the subject.
Here is the Communities Unit Plan
Here is the Communities Detailed Lesson Plans.
My students created the most awesome final projects for this unit. They were in groups and created advertisements about the different communities we had learned about. Without the students even really realizing it, they were practicing researching, writing, speaking, and cooperating skills. I was so impressed with how much they learned and enjoyed the unit it was a huge win!