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HAVE YOU EVER WISHED THAT FINDING AND PLANNING ENGAGING SOCIAL STUDIES LESSONS WAS EASIER?

(Hint: It can be!)

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Get access to the resource bank filled with engaging, hands-on social studies lessons for 3rd-5th grade. Let's minimize the prep time while maximizing learning opportunities - whether you have 5 minutes or 55 minutes to fill.

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LET'S BE REAL... 

IT'S NOT EASY TEACHING SOCIAL STUDIES.

You’ve probably been told to spend X amount of time working with your students on reading, ELA, science, or math instruction. Social studies is also expected, but because of everything that goes on during the day, it's often forgotten and left behind. 😣


When you’re left with -20 minutes in the school day, the last thing you want to do is try to teach ANOTHER subject that, frankly, you just don’t have the time for.

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DO ANY OF THESE SOUND LIKE YOU?

  • It’s really hard to find quality social studies resources without having to pick and pull from multiple places.
  • You’re told to teach social studies but are given very few, if any, curriculum or tools to make it happen consistently.
  • You’re struggling to keep your students engaged and interested in the social studies topics you DO end up teaching.
  • Planning for social studies takes up a lot of your time and you find it to be not worth the output. 

You’re not alone. 

I’d love to help make it easier for you to plan and teach social studies this year! 🎉🎉

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INTRODUCING

THE SMART AND SIMPLE SOCIAL STUDIES MEMBERSHIP

With this exclusive membership for 3rd-5th grade teachers, you’ll have access to:

Growing Vault of Resources

Feel prepared with a variety of social studies topics that are organized by grade level and resource type. The activities are low-prep, engaging, standards-based and rigorous. These resources are sure to fit seamlessly into your daily schedule!

Educator Support

Instructional and membership support to help you effectively plan and implement the resources included. I want to help you maximize your time in this membership so you can quickly work smarter and not harder in your social studies block!

Collaborative Community

Connect and learn with other like-minded upper elementary teachers in an inspiring and judgment-free community who will be there to cheer you on - no matter how many years you’ve been at it!

YES, ENROLL NOW!

TAKE A PEEK INSIDE THE MEMBERSHIP!

 
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TAKE SOCIAL STUDIES OFF THE BACK BURNER THIS YEAR.

I’ve totally been there -

  • Searching all over the internet to find the right social studies resources that align with my state’s standards and weren’t too easy or boring for my students 
  • Scrambling at the last minute to come up with a lesson or activity that aligns with a current event or holiday 
  • Trying to figure out a schedule that fits social studies with all the 150 million things I had to cover before state testing

This membership is here to change that. No more fighting to fit social studies into your schedule or wasting precious time looking for activities (only to end up with bored students).

Instead, you'll have access to high-quality social studies resources that will help you feel prepared for your next lesson. 

With these engaging resources, students will get to share in the joy of learning with you - while also retaining more information and making meaningful connections.

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WHAT'S INCLUDED

 

LESSON PLANS

Make planning easy with the teacher guides! Every activity in the resource library includes a lesson plan with learning objectives, materials, directions and suggested options for differentiation and extension.

social studies lesson plans for teachers
daily passage pacing guides for students
 

UNIT PACING GUIDES

Includes suggested year-long curriculum maps and daily passage pacing guides organized by 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade. This is perfect if you don't have a set curriculum and would like a guide to help you navigate through the year!

 

STANDARDS MATRICES

The matrices include applicable standards that align with each resource in the membership library. The current matrices available are CCSS ELA, TEKS ELA, and TEKS SS.

standards matrix on a laptop
variety of colorful resources for students
 

VARIETY OF RESOURCES

Choose from a variety of lessons, activities, and projects, including:

  • WebQuests
  • Daily Passages
  • Projects
  • Guided Notes
  • Mini-Lessons
  • Passages
  • Task Cards

... and more!

 

PRINTABLE AND DIGITAL STUDENT PAGES

All resources are ready to print or assign to students digitally!

printable and digital student pages
Culturally Relevant Language and Resources
 

CULTURALLY-RELEVANT LANGAUGE

The resources are thoroughly researched to ensure language and terminology used are culturally-relevant and sensitive to ethnic groups and diverse populations.

BEFORE THE MEMBERSHIP 😩

Before the Membership, planning a unit on XYZ looks like…

  • Scratching your head trying to figure out next steps
  • Spending hours searching the internet for resources
  • Downloading activities from a variety of places
  • Walking into the lesson feeling overwhelmed

Investment: 1+ hours of planning and 1+ hours of prepping

AFTER THE MEMBERSHIP 🤩

After joining the Membership, planning a unit on XYZ looks like…

  • Logging into the hub 
  • Using the pacing guides and curriculum maps
  • Feeling confident and excited to teach
  • Downloading activities from the hub 
  • Feeling prepared and students enjoying the hands-on lesson

Investment: 30 minutes of planning and less than $10 a month!

Check out the topics currently included in the membership!

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Bonuses to Seal the Deal

In addition to the resource library, you'll get access to these amazing bonuses!

BONUS 1

MONTHLY SMART AND SIMPLE SURPRISE

Enjoy monthly bonus social studies resources that are fun to have in the classroom - digital games, classroom posters, and more! The bonus resources can be used to increase student engagement and are useful for your social studies block!

BONUS 2

SOCIAL STUDIES VIDEO LIBRARY

Get access to a host of videos ranging from resource walk-throughs, exemplars, workshops, and Facebook Lives in the membership. You’ll also be invited to attend quarterly professional development sessions that will support your social studies teaching needs.

BONUS 3

MEMBERS-ONLY FACEBOOK GROUP

When you join the membership, you’ll get an invite to join the members-only Facebook group where you will be able to connect and learn with like-minded social studies teachers from all over!

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ENGAGING AND EASY-TO-USE RESOURCES AT YOUR FINGERTIPS.👐

  • LESSON PLANS that take the guesswork out of teaching, so you can feel confident with every lesson
  • GUIDED NOTES to help students retain information, and keep every lesson on track
  • TASK CARDS that are easy to make time for and turn into a hands-on activity
  • REVIEW GAMES to help you keep content fresh, while also having fun
  • PROJECTS that give students the opportunity to think outside the box and show their learning in a unique way

… and more!!

 

Just search, download, print, and teach!

 

If you're a 3rd-5th grade teacher who:

  • Wants engaging and high-quality social studies resources all in one place
  • Wants to maximize your prep time and feel confident teaching social studies
  • Wants social studies to be fun and hands-on for students
  • Wants access to resources that you can easily fit into your schedule, so social studies is never forgotten

This membership was made just for you!

Join the Membership!

GET INSTANT ACCESS TO

THE SMART AND SIMPLE SOCIAL STUDIES MEMBERSHIP

Choose the best plan for your classroom!

MONTHLY

$9

PAY AS YOU GO

  • Growing vault of resources
  • Monthly Social Studies Surprise
  • Social Studies Video Library
  • Members-only community
  • Cancel at any time
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ANNUAL

$90

BEST SAVINGS

  • Growing vault of resources
  • Monthly Social Studies Surprise
  • Social Studies Video Library
  • Members-only community
  • Pay for the year and get 2 months FREE!
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MONEY BACK GUARANTEED! 💵

The Smart and Simple Social Studies Membership will help you feel relieved and excited to have relevant and engaging social studies resources that are low-prep and easy to implement in a short amount of time!

If you feel that it’s not the right fit for you, you can cancel at any time and receive a full refund within the first 30 days of enrolling.

YOUR BURNING QUESTIONS ANSWERED.

Still on the fence?

Check out these reviews from teachers like you who have purchased my resources!

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Social Studies Year-Round Daily Passages

"This is a great resource! I share my social studies block with science, so I don't have a lot of time to teach social studies. It's unfortunate because social studies is an essential subject to study, and it's a subject where you can include ALL the other major subjects. I use these for morning work, and on Fridays, we take the quiz!"

- Jennifer H.

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Create Your Own Country Project

"Great way to integrate multiple content areas."

-Margaret S.

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Queen Elizabeth WebQust

"This was a great way to introduce the life of Queen Elizabeth to my 5/6 class. Most of them had no idea who she was and why she was important to Canada. They seemed to really enjoy learning about the late Queen Elizabeth."

-Crystal B.

 

Months ago, I asked teachers what their struggles were from teaching social studies.

 

The results, sadly, weren’t surprising.

The TWO biggest struggles teachers reported were not having enough time to plan and finding quality social studies resources.

My goal was to create a hub of social studies resources that makes it EASY and effortless to plan and teach social studies.

I also wanted to create for teachers a variety of engaging, culturally-relevant, and standards-aligned activities that you can easily fit in your daily schedule.

That’s exactly what the Smart and Simple Social Studies Teacher Membership is about!

 

Are you ready to take Social Studies off the back burner with time-saving, easy-to-prep, and engaging resources at your fingertips?

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