Doing Social Studies in Morning Meeting

150 Quick Activities that Connect to Your Curriculum

Jane Cofie, Leah Carson

Enrich students’ social studies learning in Morning Meeting! This book is ideal for getting students excited about, and deepening their understanding of the world around them. Each activity is designed to bring social studies concepts to life and help students connect what they learn to their own lives, all without adding to your already packed schedule.


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Enliven your Morning Meetings and inspire students to become active, contributing members of their school, community, and beyond. Each activity is designed to help students connect what they learn to their own lives while boosting knowledge and skills in geography, history, civics, economics, and more.

  • Clear, step-by-step directions
  • Activities organized by grade (but easily adaptable for all students)
  • Flexible design for use with any social studies curriculum
  • Key vocabulary words to reinforce learning
  • Variations and extensions for further learning

Sample Activities (PDF)


Kindergarten Group Activity: Let’s Plant a Garden
Kindergarten Sharing: Artifacts Around the World
Grade 2 Group Activity: Black History Month
Grade 2 Group Activity: National Symbols Loop Cards
Grade 3 Greeting: Are You My Capital?
Grade 3 Greeting: Latitude & Longitude
Grade 3 Greeting: Needs and Wants
Grade 4 Sharing & Group Activity: Landform Chatter
Grade 5 Greeting: Geographical Connections
Grade 5 Greeting: Branching Out
Grade 6 Group Activity: Human Timeline


Copyright ©2017 Center for Responsive Schools, Inc
Item #: 353-BKS-CRSE
ISBN: 978-1-892989-88-8