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Social Studies Activities A to Z gives teachers and parents a detailed lesson plan format of open-ended, age- appropriate activities for young children ages one and up. The activities are easy-to- understand and follow for children and adults alike. Each section helps teachers and parents find social studies activities to support a theme-based curriculum, to incorporate a letter of the week, or to provide a spur-of-the-moment filler idea. Many activity choices are given for each targeted alphabet letter. This child-centered text focuses on creative activities, giving children an appreciation for learning and creating.
Preface Helpful Hints Supplies Parent Letter Section A Airplane Pilot (Dramatic Play) Arbor Day (Outdoors) Australias Animal Match (Language Arts) Section B Belgiums Diamonds (Math) Baker (Dramatic Play) Bank (Math) Bus Driver (Dramatic Play) Section C Chef (Dramatic Play) Chinese Panda Bear (Art or Blocks) Christmas Items Match (Math) Section D Denmarks Flag (Art) Dentist (Dramatic Play) Diversity (Math) Section E Easter Story Dictation (Language Arts or Group Time) Eiffel Tower (Manipulatives) Emotions (Group Time) Egypts Pyramids (Blocks) Section F Families (Group Time) Farmers (Dramatic Play) Fathers Day Gift (Manipulatives) Firefighter (Dramatic Play) Flag Day (Woodworking) Section G Gardner (Science) Grandparents (Group Time) Greek Pizza (Cooking) Section H Hanukahs Menorah (Manipulatives) Hawaiian Lai (Art) Houses (Blocks) Section I Iceland and Fishing (Dramatic Play) Independence Day (Art) Island (Sensory Table) Section J Janitor (Dramatic Play) Japans Origami (Math) Journalist (Writing) Jungle (Dramatic Play) Section K Kindness (Group Time) King, Martin Luther (Art) Kenyas Wildlife (Language Arts) Kwanzaa (Manipulatives) Section L Liberty Bell (Manipulatives) Librarian (Dramatic Play) Lithuanias Flag (Art) Section M Magician (Dramatic Play) Me (Group Time) Mexican Pinata (Art) Mothers Day Gift (Manipulatives) Section N Native Americans Village (Blocks) Netherlands Wooden Shoes (Manipulatives) New Years Day (Art) Nurse (Dramatic Play) Section O Observatory (Dramatic Play) Ocean (Science) Olympics (Outdoors) Section P Police (Dramatic Play) Post Office (Dramatic Play) Presidents Match (Math) Section Q Qatars Camels (Language Arts) Queens and Kings (Group Time) Section R Ranger (Dramatic Play) Redwood Trees (Group Time) Russian Soup (Cooking) Section S Sharing (Group Time) Spains Gazpacho (Cooking) St. Lucia (Manipulatives) St. Patricks Day (Sensory Table) Section T Tailor (Manipulatives) Teacher (Dramatic Play) Telling the Truth (Group Time) Section U Ugandas Products (Group Time) Uniforms (Language Arts) United States and Families (Group Time, Math, Parent Involvement) Section V Valentines Day Card Delivery (Dramatic Play) Venezuelas Black Beans and Rice (Cooking) Veterinarian (Dramatic Play) Voting (Dramatic Play) Section W Waiter and Waitress (Dramatic Play) Wales Sheep (Manipulatives) Weather Comparison (Math) Section X X-Ray Technician (Dramatic Play) Section Y Yemen Fruit Salad (Cooking) Yo-yo Invention (Group Time) Section Z Zambian Nshima (Cooking) Zoo Keeper (Dramatic Play) References Appendix Curriculum Index