Social Studies

A collection of fun programming projects about topics in history, geography, civics, ethics, and digital citizenship.

Grades 3 - 5
  • Web
  • iPad
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Description

Once your students have completed at least five lessons of Programming 101 or equivalent coding experience, you can assign these NCSS-aligned projects to complement your teaching on topics in history, geography, civics, ethics, and digital citizenship. For example, if you’re teaching a lesson on how the continents have moved throughout history, you can assign the Pangea project. Your students will use coding to animate Pangea breaking up into present-day continents and do their own outside research to provide additional information about how continental drift has influenced modern geography and ecosystems.

With this collection of Social Studies projects, you can easily integrate coding and project-based learning into your curriculum. Each STEM lesson walks students through how to make a project about something they’re learning in school with step-by-step instructions. At each step, it encourages them to make their project unique and interesting, emphasizing that coding is a creative medium much like writing or drawing.

We’re constantly updating our STEM courses with new projects, so if there’s something you’d like us to add, send us a message at support@tynker.com.

What Students Learn

  • Use programming for Social Studies projects
  • Build a slide show on a topic
  • Build a quiz game
  • Make an interactive chart
  • Use animation to illustrate
  • Narrate using your own voice
  • Troubleshoot and debug programs

Technical Requirements

* Online courses and lesson plans require an iPad, desktop computer, laptop computer, Chromebook, or Netbook with Internet connection and a Chrome (29+), Firefox (30+), Safari (7+), or Internet Explorer (10+) browser. No downloads required.
STEM
Beginner Course
Prerequisites
No previous coding experience required.
Recommended for All ages.
Course includes
  • 12 lessons
  • 28 activities
  • Enhanced Creativity Tools
  • Automatic Assessment
  • Tutorials and Reviews
  • Coding Puzzles
  • DIY Projects
  • Quizzes
1. My Map
4 activities
Create a project that shows a topographical map.
2. Cardinal Directions
4 activities
Create a project that explains cardinal directions.
3. The Equator
4 activities
Create a project that explores the equator.
13. Continents
4 activities
Create a project that shows the continents.
5. Physical and Human Geography
4 activities
Create a project that show physical and human geography.
6. Internet Safety
4 activities
Create a project that shows internet safety.
7. Honesty
4 activities
Create a project that demonstrates honesty.
8. Government Systems
4 activities
Create a project that show government systems.
9. Hunter-Gatherers and Farmers
4 activities
Create a project that show how hunter-gatheres and farmers lived.
10. Historical People
4 activities
Create a project that show historical people.
11. Trading for Goods
4 activities
Create a project that demonstrates trading for goods.
12. World Map
4 activities
Create a project that shows how fossils are made.