3 Social Studies Lesson Plans from Monica Burns
Hey Elementary and Middle School teachers, are you looking for new ways to connect your students with meaningful ideas? Adobe Spark is the perfect engagement tool!
Try these strategies:
1. International Interviews
- Adobe Spark makes collaboration easy! Students create a shareable product that another person can join regardless of their time zone.
- Students create a series of open-ended interview questions about living in another part of the world, and then create a webpage with Adobe Spark to share.
- This strategy may be adapted for use with other Adobe products, such as Acrobat Pro.
Download the lesson here: https://edex.adobe.com/resource/wGF6gEYib
2. A Historical Figure by The Numbers
- Condense larger research projects into a meaningful infographic! With this lesson, students create an artifact that presents a clear and concise way to present the most relevant information for peer understanding.
- You can use this strategy for any unit of study in your Social Studies classroom, and it can also be adapted for use with other Adobe products, including Photoshop.
- Adobe Spark enables the easy and professional visual representation of information through icons, text and color scheme.
Download the lesson here: https://edex.adobe.com/resource/5ILLGVowu
3. A Reflection on the Bill of Rights
- Help students make a personal connection to the U.S. Bill of Rights! Students reflect on a single constitutional amendment, connect it to their life, and share this connection using Adobe Spark.
- Use this lesson plan with other foundational documents like The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, or any nation’s statement of citizen rights.
- Adobe Spark gives students an easy-to-use, professional-looking space to organize information and illustrate their thinking by using text and images.
Download the lesson here: https://edex.adobe.com/resource/sRdFCzJbt
But Wait! There is More…
The attached resources for this are ready for students to use, including step-by-step guides and all the resources they need to get started. There are over 350 of these lessons on the Adobe education exchange.
If you need help to deploy Adobe Spark in your classroom, check out the Adobe Spark for Education website for options on how to get your student accounts set up.
If you need a tutorial on how to use Adobe Spark in the classroom, here are three short tutorials that will get you up and running in no time.
- Design images with Adobe Spark
- Create webpages with Adobe Spark
- Create and edit videos with Adobe Spark
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