Social studies is an interesting subject for upper elementary students. Ancient civilizations, history, geography, civics, and economics are all topics likely covered in this time frame. Learning about the past and how it affects the present and the future are topics in which students can relate. Plus, with so much action taking place throughout history, it’s easy to find a time period in which students enjoy hearing the stories.
Between reading lessons together or online, completing worksheets, and taking quizzes, social studies may start to get a little dry for students. A great way to combat that issue is by creating engaging social studies games and projects. Making clay writing tablets to represent cuneiform or constructing a wigwam with sticks and cloth are all ways to make history come alive in your homeschool. Think outside of the box and get creative when thinking of a social studies project-- those always turn out the best!