7 sites with ready to use lesson plans and 9 perfect primary source icebreakers
Today you get a two for one.
I recently got a question from a teacher that I’m pretty sure most of us are asking right about now.
“Where can I find quality history and social studies lessons that I can use either face to face or remotely?
So the first part of the twofer? Seven sites with tons of lessons you can use right away:
- National Geographic Education Resource Library
- PBS Learning Media: United States and World history (Explore other disciplines)
- Smithsonian History Explorer
- Khan Academy: United States and World history
- EDSITEment Lesson Plans and Student Activities
- Gilder Lehrman Resources and Guidance for Remote Learning
- Center for History Education History Labs
The second part?
During a quick run down the Google rabbit hole looking for remote friendly lessons, I ran across an older blog post written by the awesome people at the Metro State TPS site. The post highlighted some of their work on using primary sources, specifically a list of nine very creative, bellringer type strategies for helping kids make sense of images.
Since many of the lesson plan sites listed above involve the use of images, I thought you might find them useful. Blend them into the different lessons you find and you’re golden.