Unit 1 Foundations:
Timeline of Black civil rights in America
5 segments: NY, US Census, Underground RR,
Underground Railroad
Edconlink: opportunity cost, entrepreneurship
Financial Literacy-Economics
GeoBee
Lesson Plans - Nat'l Geographic
Nat'l Geo: Creating topographic maps
Lesson: Highest Elevations in US
Digital Topo Maps
Geology topo maps
Nat'l Geo: Lattitude/Longitude-Crack the Code
History Lesson 1: Erie Canal: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LePSecHFkIQ
Economics Lesson Lesson 1: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

IMMIGRATION
pbs Immigration Unit - lesson plans
pbs anti-immigrant sentiment - lesson plans
interactive timeline of immigration-Scholastic website
Tenement Museum Virtual Tour
immigration maps
Learning in Depth
American History Collection of websites-immigration
immigration: Children's lives
Family Trees
Immigration Unit
Immigration/Ellis Island
Writing Immigrant Letters

GOVERNMENT
congress.indiana.edu: click on "next" arrow on lefthand side to view choices - click "more" to see selections
DemocracyKids-interactive
Sheppardsoftware-games
The Preamble- School House Rock youtube
Explanation of the Preamble - youtube
Roles of State/Federal Government
Local, State and Federal government
pbskids: How Does the Government Affect Me?
3 Branches of Gov't - youtube
Ben's Guide for Government
Bill of Rights
Bill of Rights you-tube
Situations to analyze for the Bill of Rights
Define terms: Bill of rights
3 min TED video illustrating Bill of Rights

ECONOMY

Discovery Ed: Economics
http://seekingmichigan.org/teach/michiganmitten
http://seekingmichigan.org/tag/teach-4th-5th-grade
http://www.oninnovation.com/education/innovation-101.aspx
Discovery Channel: Economy in US

REGIONS
Mrs.Losik=Great site with lots of interactive games!
Digital Wish Lesson Plans - Regions (Use for whole unit)
Interactive US Regions Landforms
Overview: US Regions
us regions video
Kids Links - MI - www.outdoorexplorersclub
40 States Notebook idea
Test your knowledge of states-interactive game
50 States/Capitals rap
Geography rap
State Brochure project
UFD: Regions
MUSEUM BOX - FOR PROJECTS
Documenting the US Southern States
Enchanted Learning States
NORTHEAST REGION USA
Mr. Nussbaum
state postcards
State research site
Nat'l Geographic-California GhostTown
Books to read from 50 states
HISTORY
DO BOYCOTTS REALLY WORK?
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History of Boycotts
http://www.rubybridges.com/story.htm
History of Cesar Chavez Grape Boycott
Lesson Plans american-colonial-life-late-1700s
American Writers-history
Henry Ford
http://gardenofpraise.com/ibdford.htm
auto industry
Free Plays about Famous People
Timeline Maker
Maps-How Stuff Works
Map Game
historyengine-click on timeline for stories of that decade

RESOURCES
US 4th Grade Unit of Study
4th Grade Social Studies Knowledge, Vocabulary, Concepts and Skills
Grades 3/4 Parallel Construction Planning Document
K-4 MI GLEC Social Studies Alignment
Connecting Michigan to U.S. History
Connection MI to US History - 3rd/4th grade
Grade 3-5 Michigan's Regions
mapquest for books
Time: What the World Eats
Teaching Plans - model to use?
Ohio Cultural Teaching Unit - model to use?
Teacher Resources
Social Studies Trade Books