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Nearpod Social Studies Lessons

This collection includes Nearpod lessons that support Utah Social Studies standards.

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Abolition
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In this explainer video, students learn about the abolition movement. They examine the development of the movement, its eventual success, and its legacy.

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Social Science
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Nearpod
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Nearpod
Date Added:
11/02/2023
The Black Death
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In this explainer video, students learn about the Black Death, a pandemic that swept through Europe in the 14th century. They explore the devastating effects and how the Black Death became one of the deadliest diseases in history.

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Social Science
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Nearpod
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Nearpod
Date Added:
11/02/2023
Capitalism & Socialism
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In this lesson about capitalism and socialism, students will understand the basic principles of the two economic systems and how they are applied today.

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Social Science
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Nearpod
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Nearpod
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11/02/2023
The Cold War
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The Cold War was less like a war and more like a rivalry—a struggle for global influence between the United States and Soviet Union. In this investigative video, students learn about the Cold War. They explore the causes and events of the Cold War, and contemplate how the Cold War shaped the world today.

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Social Science
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Nearpod
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Nearpod
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11/02/2023
Confucianism
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In this explainer video, students learn about Confucianism. They explore the philosophy behind Confucianism and how it impacted Chinese politics and society.

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Social Science
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Nearpod
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Nearpod
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11/02/2023
Declaration of the Rights of Man
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In this social studies lesson, students examine the revolutionary aspects of The Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen and what it reveals about human rights.

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Social Science
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Nearpod
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Nearpod
Date Added:
11/02/2023
EL: Causes of the Great Depression
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In this EL Content Companion, ELs will learn about the causes of the Great Depression using scaffolds. The lesson contains a language objective, social-emotional learning objectives, and focused vocabulary instruction.

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Social Science
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Nearpod
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Nearpod
Date Added:
11/02/2023
Empires of Africa
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For over a thousand years, three successive civilizations ruled West Africa. In this lesson, students will learn about the Ghana, Mali, and Songhai empires. They will also discover how these empires contributed to the spread of Islam.

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Social Science
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Nearpod
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Nearpod
Date Added:
11/02/2023
Empires of India
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For thousands of years, India has been a hub of cultural, religious, and scientific development. In this lesson, students will learn about the Maurya and Gupta empires. They will also discover how the caste system shaped ancient Indian society.

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Social Science
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Nearpod
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Nearpod
Date Added:
11/02/2023
The Executive Branch
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In this one-minute video, students learn about the executive branch of the United States government. A host explains the qualifications and expressed powers of the presidency, and students consider what informal powers the president has.

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Social Science
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Nearpod
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Nearpod
Date Added:
11/02/2023
Feudalism
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In this one minute video, students learn about feudalism. A host explains the rise and fall of feudalism during the Middle Ages, and students consider how feudalism influenced political, economic, and social society in medieval Europe.

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Social Science
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Nearpod
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Nearpod
Date Added:
11/02/2023
The First Amendment
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Why do we have the First Amendment, and what freedoms does it guarantee? In this one-minute video, students learn about the five freedoms outlined in the amendment. A host explains each of them and identifies some of their limitations.

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Social Science
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Nearpod
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Nearpod
Date Added:
11/02/2023
Friendships and Social Media
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This lesson uses Nearpod to examine the positive and negative elements of using social media. The resource uses a video, collaboration and interactive strategies to explore the ways that social media can effect the lives of teenagers.

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Media and Communications
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Nearpod
Date Added:
02/14/2024
Getting to Know Utah Nearpod
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Getting to Know Utah
In this Nearpod VR States lesson, students explore what makes Utah unique. They investigate Utah’s defining characteristics, including: its geography, history, landmarks, industry, and culture.

This is a great Nearpod on getting to know Utah. I used this in migrant summer school this year, I taught 6th grade and my students learned a great deal about the state they live in. They really found it to be useful and informative.

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Social Science
Social Studies
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Assessment
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Author:
Nearpod Team
Date Added:
06/30/2021
Indian Culture, Religions, & Trade
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In this lesson on Indian culture, students will learn about Buddhism and Hinduism and their spread to other countries though trade.

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Social Science
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Nearpod
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Nearpod
Date Added:
11/02/2023
Islamic Empires
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In this lesson, students will learn about the prophet Muhammed, Islam's spread through Arabia, and will learn teachings from the Qur'an. From Spain to India, this lesson explains Muslim innovations in science, medicine and trade.

Subject:
Social Science
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Nearpod
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Flocabulary
Date Added:
11/02/2023
Jury Duty
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What is jury duty, and why is it important? In this one-minute video, students learn about jury duty. A host explains what a jury is and how juries are selected, then students consider why jury duty is an important civic duty.

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Social Science
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Nearpod
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Nearpod
Date Added:
11/02/2023
The Korean War
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The Korean War is often referred to as the "forgotten war." Why is that? In this explainer video, students learn about the Korean War. They explore the causes and events of this war and consider its lasting effects today.

Subject:
Social Science
Material Type:
Nearpod
Provider:
Nearpod
Date Added:
11/02/2023