Social Studies

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

Grades 6 - 8
  • 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 ancient history, you can assign the Ancient Civilizations project. Your students will use coding to create an interactive timeline of ancient civilizations and do their own outside research to provide additional information about each time period.

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
Intermediate Course
Prerequisites
No previous coding experience required.
Recommended for All ages.
Course includes
  • 17 lessons
  • 22 activities
  • Enhanced Creativity Tools
  • Automatic Assessment
  • Tutorials and Reviews
  • Coding Puzzles
  • DIY Projects
  • Quizzes
1. World Flags Quiz
4 activities
Create a quiz that demonstrates your knowledge of world flags.
2. World Traveler
4 activities
Create a project that demonstrates your knowledge of world traveling.
3. Famous Explorers and Conquerors
4 activities
Create a project that demonstrates your knowledge of famous explorers and conquerors.
4. Civil War Map Quiz
4 activities
Create a quiz that demonstrates your knowledge of a civil war map.
5. 13 Colonies
4 activities
Create a project that demonstrates your knowledge of the 13 colonies.
6. Declaration of Independence
4 activities
Create a project that demonstrates your knowledge of the Declaration of Independence.
7. Ancient Civilizations
4 activities
Create a project that demonstrates your knowledge of the ancient civilizations.
8. Religion Vocabulary
4 activities
Create a project that demonstrates your knowledge of religion vocabulary.
9. Famous Artists
4 activities
Create a project that demonstrates your knowledge of famous artists.
10. Industrialization
4 activities
Create a project that demonstrates your knowledge of industrialization.
11. Lunar Year
4 activities
Create a project that demonstrates your knowledge of the lunar year.
12. How a Bill Becomes a Law
4 activities
Create a project that demonstrates your knowledge of how a bill becomes a law.
13. Presidential Timeline
4 activities
Create a project that demonstrates your knowledge of the presidential timeline.
14. Government Branches
4 activities
Create a project that demonstrates your knowledge of the government branches.
15. Street Safety
4 activities
Create a project that demonstrates your knowledge of street safety.
16. Longitude, Latitude, and Elevation
4 activities
Create a project that demonstrates your knowledge of the longitude, latitude, and elevation.
17. Famous Geographic Features
4 activities
Create a project that demonstrates your knowledge of the famous geographic features.