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A place to discuss social studies.
Edutopia Social Studies wiki: http://edutopia-socialstudies.wikispaces.com/
SSChat Ning: http://sschat.ning.com
1. Scavenger Hunt Activity for Community Building in your classroom: http://www.classroomtools.com/ScavengerHunt.htm
2. Icebreaker Ideas and Activities: http://cybraryman.com/icebreakers.html
3.Community Building: http://www.cybraryman.com/buildingcommunity.html
This book as a ton of activities to help build different levels of community within a classroom. Laurie S. Frank is a phenomenal person and built the Stress Challenge program in the Madison Metropolitan School District in Wisconsin.
Link to the google page: http://tinyurl.com/3nzhguq
Awesome Jess! Thank you for sharing.
I have a cool 'getting to know you' survey -- it's the first thing I give to students (I got it from someone on Edutopia, too!), and helps me get to know their interests, activities, and much more. If you send me your email I'll send it to you.