November Social Studies Units for Google Classroom™Hey, y'all. November is one of my favorite months to teach in. The kids are starting to get the routine, there are no major tests this month, and there are so many holidays! In case you haven't noticed, holidays and seasonal activities are my jam. Holidays and seasons equal learning opportunities!
First up is election day. Regardless of your political leaning, it's important to teach our students the facts about how elections work and how they can use their voice and votes to make positive changes in our world. This Election Day unit has the process spelled out in simple, easy to understand slides. In this unit, students learn what an election and a campaign are, how to vote, when to vote, the importance of voting, and the difference between the Democratic and Republican parties.
Right after Election Day is Veterans Day. In this unit, students read about what Veterans Day is, who it celebrates, and each branch of the military. Each slide has a reading passage, a simple question or two, and a response box for students to type their answers into. At the end, students can write a thank you letter to a veteran.
And it wouldn't be November if we didn't talk about Thanksgiving. This simple little unit explains what Thanksgiving is, how it got started, what the first Thanksgiving was like, and how we celebrate it now. It even discusses who Sarah Josepha Hale was and why she's an important part of the holiday.
I love using Google Classroom because students can work on it at home or in school. It's paperless so there's no dragging papers or notebooks home to grade. Plus, students can use the text to speech function to have passages read to them if they need it.
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