Social Studies Connections

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Integration of Ancient History and Play Dough!
A short animation made by teachers on a training day run by Oscar Stringer of Animation For Education.

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Language Strategies for Social Science / History Teachers

This link will take you to an interesting collection of Language Strategies for Social Studies and History.
Originating from Stanford University, these strategies include ideas such as Cubing, History Frames, Story Maps, R.A.F.T. Writing Prompts, and other unique approaches. These are strategies for integrating language and literacy into high school history and social science courses.

Get great ideas HERE

The lesson plans and activities on this site were written by educators and have been tested in the classroom. Together, they address all of the U.S. National Geography Standards, the five geography skills, and the main geographic perspectives.



Students will explore music which used in political campaigns through the centuries.

Related links: Modern, Throughout History, Free Campaign Music

Short Description Of The Correlation: Students can listen to songs, transcribe and analyze the lyics, compare musical styles and genre by era, decide whether the music had an effect on the election outcome...

Integration Flashpoints (Key Focal Elements) : Music used as political device and/or propaganda

Cross Curricular Time Lines

Cross curricular timelines can link just about any subject to any other!

This link --> looks like a work in progress, but it presents an interesting concept - a cross-curricular timeline. A cross-curricular timeline project could show the relationship of the historical development of two or three different curricular areas. It might also serve to channel the students' individual interests into a common subject area.

An art/literature timeline would be a great way to explore the social significance of visual art. How is modern informal writing similar to modern musical composition? How does the music of the classical period reflect the history of the French and American Revolutionary periods?

Comparing two timelines could yield some very interesting parallels. Here are a few links to timelines. Use your imagination to come up with your own ideas for using them!

Materials / Software Needed: The web

Integration Flashpoints (Key Focal Elements) : Timelines, historical development in specific areas of study

Timeline Links:

Music History


Assorted timelines by subject

Assorted timelines by US States

Food Timeline

American Educational History timeline links

Visual Arts Materials timeline

Timeline of Time Measurment Technology

Dictionary Of The History Of Ideas