Scholastic Runway

~Give your Teaching Style the Makeover it Deserves~

Are you looking for new ways to engage your students in social studies?  I truly believe that if a person does not “LOVE” history, he or she probably sat through too many boring history lessons.  Memorizing facts and studying for test after test is in the past.  Make history come alive in the classroom and create a love for learning!

The first step is done for you.  The new Louisiana Social Studies Content Standards open the door to a new way of teaching and learning social studies.  I love the detailed lessons and resources in the scope and sequence but still find myself spending hours creating lessons, assessments, and cooperative activities.   “I have so much extra time on my hands!” said NO TEACHER EVER.  For this reason, I decided to create interactive presentations and engaging activities that truly capture students’ attention.

I started this journey with the rollout of the new Louisiana Social Studies Content Standards.  My first projects included standard posters and standard checklist for grades 1-5.  This is a great way for teachers to post weekly standards and keep track of the standards taught.

I quickly learned that the 3rd grade Louisiana social studies teachers were starving for resources, and I was ready to serve.  Creating fun, cooperative lessons became a hobby instead of a job.  I am so excited to share Louisiana’s unique culture and history with you and your students through engaging lessons where students analyze sources, collect information, and construct responses.  Presentations, assessments, and activities are also included.  Click the image below to check it out for yourself.  Your students will thank you!

Since I teach 5th grade social studies and ELA, I accumulated many resources throughout the years, which is good and bad.  The good part is I have tons of materials.  The bad part is I have tons of materials.  The new scope and sequence on top of my plethora of materials made planning an interdisciplinary curriculum a nightmare.  The solution resulted in fresh, new ELA and social studies lessons.  Click the images below to view.

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3rd Grade Standards Checklist Freebie

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All lessons align with Louisiana’s Scope and Sequence.