It's time again to link up with Collaboration Cuties for their Mentor Text Linky. This week's topic is Social Studies.
Ok, I'll be honest I don't actually have a picture book to talk about today, but I do have a really cool social studies resource book to share. Our school is really pushing differentiating in the classroom, which is a little harder to do with social studies and science. My principal bought us teachers a great resource to help out with this. The book is called Differentiating Instruction with Menus by Laurie Westphal.
This book is FILLED with different tic-tac-toe type menus of activities to use with different social studies topics. Some of the topics included are ancient history, American history, geography, and government. It also gives tons of generic ideas that could be adapted for any social studies topic. The activities also range in difficulty, which is great for differentiating among the students. I just received this book so I haven't used it yet, but I am very excited to start figuring out how I can work it into my social studies instruction next year! These books are also available for math, language arts, and science!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend :)