TangiTech Social Studies
Electronic Chalkboard - Make sure that you read everything each morning to find out procedures, assignments and announcements for the day.
We Didn't Start the Fire
Journal - The Journal Question for today is "After two days of Tangi Tech Social Studies what is your favorite resource thus far, and how do you plan to incorporate it into your curriculum. " Respond to at least one person in Blackboard.
E-Mail Assignment - Each day you need to check your Tangischools e-mail account and complete the assignment.
Question of the Day - "Which countries and bodies of water border Italy. Write whether the bodies of water and the countries are North, South, East, or West of Italy."
Research ToolDiscovery Ed has a little bit of everything for your eager learners! With its current articles and videos, this is a great go-to place for your students to find reliable information about the world's most current events. Create a teacher account under your school login to begin gathering research information for your classes."App"-tivity of the Day - Each day you will need to visit the "App"-tivity Station. A task will be assigned for you to complete. Visiting the station will give you the opportunity to explore an app, while discovering ways to implement iPod and iPad activities into your social studies lessons.Today's App: View Master Destinations
Travel the World’s Destinations in Virtual Reality with View-Master®: Destinations! View-Master®: Destinations allows you to visit landmarks in three of the world’s most famous cities -- virtually! Visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island in New York, explore the ancient Mayan city of Chichen Itza or experience London’s Tower of London and Tower Bridge.
Where in the World...? - Volume 3 - Ten questions should be completed together with your Learning Team. Click on the link below to get started!Want to learn more about Quizizz? Visit their site here.
Map Game for the Day - Practice the 50 states and their locations at this website - click on the US Jigsaw Map Game at Maps.com Online Map Games
There are lots of other Map Games at this website... try out some of the others if you have time.
SMARTBoard Activities - Review vocabulary and monuments using these activities.
- Paint Can
State the State Fact Flipper - Use PowerPoint to create Fact Flippers with states and important facts about those states. Click here for directions for creating Fact Flippers... and click here for an example of this project.
Geography and Music - Use iTunes to import songs from a CD and convert to .mp3 files that can be used in technology projects. Examine the collection of songs with states, cities, countries, landmarks, landforms, etc. Pick a song, listen carefully, find out what lyrics refer to geography. Do some research on that place and create a PowerPoint presentation. Use the song as your background music for the slide show. Thanks to Mike Diaz for the collection of music for this activity.
Pack Your Suitcase for a National Park - Take a look at the list of National Parks in the United States and choose one to research. Use www.nps.gov and other resources to get information to pack your suitcase with. Use the Ellison suitcase die cut and a file folder to make the suitcase. Click here to download a file of travel stickers for the outside of your suitcase. Make your suitcase "pop open" with facts about a National Park and use this template. Take a look at the Suitcase going to Glacier National Park.
Where in the World is Mrs. Waffenschmidt? - pdf files on your TangiTech Social Studies CD come from this site at Education World.
Flip Flap Foldable Booklets - Use the list of landforms and their descriptions to make your flip flap foldable book. Thanks to Krystle Fedele for this template.
Riddle Booklets - Pick a Famous Place around the World and then use Google Earth to find the latitude and longitude of that place. You will also need four or five facts about the Famous place so that you can create your Riddle Booklet. Click here to download the template. (ppt)
TPSS Sharepoint - All of the materials used in TangiTech Social Studies are on the Sharepoint Site.