The lesson plans Creating a Family Tree and Current Events are free social studies lesson plans meant for middle schoolers that are available on Teach-nology.com. Other websites offering free lesson plans include DiscoveryEducation.com or BrightHubEducation.com.
The lesson plan Creating a Family Tree teaches the students about family structure, broadens their vocabulary with familial terms and explains roles various family members play. The lesson is designed to engage the students in the material by using creative work, telling a story, and asking targeted questions.
Current Events is a lesson plan focused on teaching the children critical thinking and supporting their ability to express an opinion.