“Not Your Average Unit” with Bunnies, Chicks, and Decorated Eggs
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!
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.
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.
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)!
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)!
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
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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LaNesha and Naomi
(Tabb + O’Brien)
Women’s History Month
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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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