Type:

Game

Description:

Collection of games and interactive activities that can be used for teaching social studies concepts.

Subjects:

  • Social Studies > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

collections social studies games

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0

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None
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SOC.5-6.USI.6.a: History and Social Science

identifying the issues of dissatisfaction that led to the American Revolution;

SOC.5-6.USI.6.b: History and Social Science

identifying how political ideas shaped the revolutionary movement in America and led to the Declaration of Independence;

SOC.5-6.USI.6.c: History and Social Science

describing key events and the roles of key individuals in the American Revolution, with emphasis on George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Patrick Henry;

SOC.5-6.USI.6.d: History and Social Science

explaining reasons why the colonies were able to defeat Great Britain.

SOC.5-6.USI.7.a: History and Social Science

identifying the weaknesses of the government established by the Articles of Confederation;

SOC.5-6.USI.7.b: History and Social Science

describing the historical development of the Constitution of the United States;

SOC.5-6.USI.7.c: History and Social Science

describing the major accomplishments of the first five presidents of the United States.

SOC.5-6.USI.8.a: History and Social Science

describing territorial expansion and how it affected the political map of the United States, with emphasis on the Louisiana Purchase, the Lewis and Clark expedition, and the acquisitions of Florida, Texas, Oregon, and California;

SOC.5-6.USI.8.b: History and Social Science

identifying the geographic and economic factors that influenced the westward movement of settlers;

SOC.5-6.USI.8.c: History and Social Science

describing the impact of inventions, including the cotton gin, the reaper, the steamboat, and the steam locomotive, on life in America;

SOC.5-6.USI.8.d: History and Social Science

identifying the main ideas of the abolitionist and women's suffrage movements.

SOC.5-6.USI.9.a: History and Social Science

describing the cultural, economic, and constitutional issues that divided the nation;

SOC.5-6.USI.9.b: History and Social Science

explaining how the issues of states' rights and slavery increased sectional tensions;

SOC.5-6.USI.9.c: History and Social Science

identifying on a map the states that seceded from the Union and those that remained in the Union;

SOC.5-6.USI.9.d: History and Social Science

describing the roles of Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, and Frederick Douglass in events leading to and during the war;

SOC.5-6.USI.9.e: History and Social Science

using maps to explain critical developments in the war, including major battles;

SOC.5-6.USI.9.f: History and Social Science

describing the effects of war from the perspectives of Union and Confederate soldiers (including African American soldiers), women, and enslaved African Americans.

SOC.7-8.CE.1.a: History and Social Science

examine and interpret primary and secondary source documents;

SOC.7-8.CE.1.b: History and Social Science

create and explain maps, diagrams, tables, charts, graphs, and spreadsheets;

SOC.7-8.CE.1.c: History and Social Science

analyze political cartoons, political advertisements, pictures, and other graphic media;

SOC.7-8.CE.1.d: History and Social Science

distinguish between relevant and irrelevant information;

SOC.7-8.CE.1.e: History and Social Science

review information for accuracy, separating fact from opinion;

SOC.7-8.CE.1.f: History and Social Science

identify a problem, weigh the expected costs and benefits and possible consequences of proposed solutions, and recommend solutions, using a decision-making model;

SOC.7-8.CE.1.g: History and Social Science

formulate an informed, carefully reasoned position on a community issue;

SOC.7-8.CE.1.h: History and Social Science

select and defend positions in writing, discussion, and debate.

SOC.7-8.CE.2.a: History and Social Science

explaining the fundamental principles of consent of the governed, limited government, rule of law, democracy, and representative government;

SOC.7-8.CE.2.b: History and Social Science

explaining the significance of the charters of the Virginia Company of London, the Virginia Declaration of Rights, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, and the Constitution of the United States, including the Bill of Rights;

SOC.7-8.CE.2.c: History and Social Science

identifying the purposes for the Constitution of the United States as stated in its Preamble;

SOC.7-8.CE.2.d: History and Social Science

identifying the procedures for amending the Constitution of Virginia and the Constitution of the United States.

SOC.7-8.CE.3.a: History and Social Science

describing the processes by which an individual becomes a citizen of the United States;

SOC.7-8.CE.3.b: History and Social Science

describing the First Amendment freedoms of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition, and the rights guaranteed by due process and equal protection of the laws;

SOC.7-8.CE.3.c: History and Social Science

describing the duties of citizenship, including obeying the laws, paying taxes, defending the nation, and serving in court;

SOC.7-8.CE.3.d: History and Social Science

examining the responsibilities of citizenship, including registering and voting, communicating with government officials, participating in political campaigns, keeping informed about current issues, and respecting differing opinions in a diverse society;

SOC.7-8.CE.3.e: History and Social Science

evaluating how civic and social duties address community needs and serve the public good.

SOC.7-8.CE.4.a: History and Social Science

practicing trustworthiness and honesty;

SOC.7-8.CE.4.b: History and Social Science

practicing courtesy and respect for the rights of others;

SOC.7-8.CE.4.c: History and Social Science

practicing responsibility, accountability, and self-reliance;

SOC.7-8.CE.4.d: History and Social Science

practicing respect for the law;

SOC.7-8.CE.4.e: History and Social Science

practicing patriotism;

SOC.7-8.CE.4.f: History and Social Science

practicing decision making;

SOC.7-8.CE.4.g: History and Social Science

practicing service to the school and/or local community.

SOC.7-8.CE.5.a: History and Social Science

describing the functions of political parties;

SOC.7-8.CE.5.b: History and Social Science

comparing the similarities and differences of political parties;

SOC.7-8.CE.5.c: History and Social Science

analyzing campaigns for elective office, with emphasis on the role of the media;

SOC.7-8.CE.5.d: History and Social Science

examining the role of campaign contributions and costs;

SOC.7-8.CE.5.e: History and Social Science

describing voter registration and participation;

SOC.7-8.CE.5.f: History and Social Science

describing the role of the Electoral College in the election of the president and vice president;

SOC.7-8.CE.5.g: History and Social Science

participating in simulated local, state, and/or national elections.

SOC.7-8.CE.6.a: History and Social Science

describing the structure and powers of the national government;

SOC.7-8.CE.6.b: History and Social Science

explaining the principle of separation of powers and the operation of checks and balances;

SOC.7-8.CE.6.c: History and Social Science

explaining and/or simulating the lawmaking process;

SOC.7-8.CE.6.d: History and Social Science

describing the roles and powers of the executive branch.

SOC.9-12.WG.4: History and Social Science

The student will locate and analyze physical, economic, and cultural characteristics of world regions: Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe, United States and Canada, North Africa and Southwest Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Russia and Central Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, East Asia, Australia and the Pacific Islands, and Antarctica.

SOC.9-12.WG.5: History and Social Science

The student will compare and contrast the distribution, growth rates, and characteristics of human population in terms of settlement patterns and the location of natural and capital resources.

SOC.9-12.WG.6: History and Social Science

The student will analyze past and present trends in human migration and cultural interaction as they are influenced by social, economic, political, and environmental factors.

SOC.9-12.WG.8: History and Social Science

The student will distinguish between developed and developing countries and relate the level of economic development to the standard of living and quality of life.
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