“Not Your Average Unit” with Bunnies, Chicks, and Decorated Eggs

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Spring is here which means units about bunnies, chicks, and decorated eggs…but this is “Not Your Average Unit”. Are you looking for a way to connect Social Studies in a different way? Try out “Not Your Average Bunnies & Things Unit”.

This unit was designed with global themes in mind! It’s so important for us to get Social Studies in and to connect our kids to a different part of the world and help them understand that learning about the world matters. 

Throughout this resource, you will teach history, civics, science, geography, and sociology!

We hope you enjoy this unit as much as we do!

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Overview

This unit includes 5 Ebooks with corresponding activities and End of Unit Bulletin Board items. This unit covers the following topics: Civics, S.T.E.M, Sociology, History, Geography.

Instructions: Read each eBook with your students. Stop on the pages or allow for time at the end to discuss the content or respond to any questions.

 

History

This is a 140 year old tradition that your students can, in their own way, participate in with this ebook on the History of the White House egg roll.

Instructions: 1 set of pages makes two booklets. Pages will need to be secured with a brad fastener in order for the pages to roll as you and your students read.

 

Civics

Did you know there are laws passed to prevent people from dyeing baby chicks around springtime? This Civics unit dives into these laws and allows for your students to voice their position on the matter; “yay or nay?”.

Instructions: After reading the ebook with your students, students can discuss their personal feelings. The activity directs students to “vote” on whether they feel dyeing chicks should be illegal or legal base on how they choose to artistically complete the Laws for Baby Chicks activity.

Note: The “votes” can be added to your Not So Average Bulletin Board (bulletin board items are included with this bundle unit)!

 

S.T.E.M Math

The purpose of this M(ath) in S.T.E.M. unit is to provide exposure to symmetry, shapes, and patterns.

Directions: Read the Math eBook with your students. Look for symmetry within your own classroom or virtual room(s). Feel free to even model drawing a mirror image on the board and or screen. A blank egg is included to print and provide for each student. Then, ask students to challenge themselves to create a symmetrical egg that has lines of symmetry, patterns, and shapes that they can identify in it. Also, have them use the vocabulary included in the ebook and checklist.

Note: You can also add their completed symmetrical eggs to your Not So Average Bulletin Board (bulletin board items are included with this bundle unit)!

 

 

Sociology

This Sociology: Surveys unit will allow you to aid your students to become curious, formulate a question, collect data and share their feelings with people by Surveying the Scene of the Chocolate Rabbit Habit.

Instructions: Read the eBook and discuss what a survey is. Students will be able to conduct their very own surveys. Try to make this as authentic as possible.

Surveying the Scene:

Step 1: Pick a Question

Step 2: Pick a style

Step 3: Share Your Results

Step 4: Design Your Question

 

 

Geography

With this Geography unit, your students will explore the tradition of creating pysanky and figure out where Ukraine is on a map.

Instructions: Read the eBook and briefly discuss the concept of the pysanky eggs. For visual purposes, you could pull our a globe or map and locate Ukraine. Students will have the opportunity to create the geography egg shown above. Following the instructions, students will cut and glue the pieces in order to form one large egg.

Note: The completed egg can be added to your Not So Average Bulletin Board (bulletin board items are included with this bundle unit)!

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Love,

LaNesha and Naomi

(Tabb + O’Brien)

Women’s History Month

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Women’s History is important all year and especially in March! This primary friendly resource is the perfect way to talk to your kids about Women’s History Month and highlight some influential women of color. Learn about Women’s History month with this full-color, projectable eBook that includes three activities.

This unit includes a 14 page eBook and three activities; student response and research sheet as well as a booklet for each student. Booklets will need to be printed and assembled.

EBook

This EBook touches on what is history, how women’s history month came to be, and highlights the importance of focusing on women’s history year-round. This eBook also leaves teachers and students to take action in taking part in further researching influential women as well as passing on learned information to others.

EBook Instructions

Read the eBook with your students/children. Point out the women that have been highlighted in this book. Add in any influential women you look up to or know about. Ask students questions while you read.

 

– So why do we have Women’s History Month?

– Do you think this is an important focus for the Month?

– Why do you think there isn’t a Men’s History Month?

 

 

Response Sheet

This response sheet can be used to see if your students/children have retained the information from the ebook. You may need to reread the eBook to find answers.

Research Sheet

As a class, choose a woman (not one included in this resource) to research, learn about, and add the information about when she was born, her early life, major accomplishments, and one interesting fact. Then students can illustrate a picture. This sheet can be used repeatedly.

Booklet

After reading the eBook, complete this Booklet (assemble, print + staple together) which includes excerpts from the ebook with questions for students/children to write/draw their response to prompts on each page.

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Love,

LaNesha and Naomi

(Tabb + O’Brien)

Note: Here is a list of 25 lesser-known women in history we’ve provided as suggestions, who changed laws, broke new scientific ground, and shattered gender barriers

Social Studies All Year Long for K-2

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When I think about social studies from my elementary school days, all I can remember is doing a Christopher Columbus craft, having a Thanksgiving feast with my classmates (insensitively dressed up as “indians”), and briefly learning about MLK Jr. It was never truly meaningful. It didn’t leave a lasting impact. It did not prepare me […]

Social Studies K-3 for April

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LaNesha and I have finished up another AMAZING social studies unit! This one has everything you need for April. If you still haven’t checked out our engaging, rigorous, and easy to use monthly units, check out the FREEBIE here!

We were are super excited to show you all that our April unit has to offer. There’s so much to pick and choose from to meet your K-3 students. And these units truly are for K-3!

Take a quick look at just some of what our April download has to offer:

LaNesha currently teaches kindergarten and does an amazing job of differentiating that passages that I design for 2nd and 3rd grade. They are getting the same content at a level they can understand! eBooks, reading passages, writing responses, crafts, interactive vocabulary, and activities are available in different levels that you can choose from to best meet your students’ needs.

The full color eBooks are the PERFECT way to present the topics in our units to your K and 1st grade students. You can project them on the board for an engaging whole group lesson. They work as an engaging hook for 2nd and 3rd as well, before they go off to independently read and learn in their workbooks.

 (Above is a sample page from the 2nd/3rd grade workbook)

For each month we choose for 4 out of the 5 subjects that make up social studies. Sociology, history, economics, and geography are available for April. Check out the amazing topics your students will be learning about this month:


Grab the full unit for April here! You won’t be disappointed. A teacher guide is included to help you plan how to implement these units.

We truly hope you and your students enjoy our units and have fun learning!

XOXO,
LaNesha and Naomi