With an emphasis on active learning, this supplementary text helps busy elementary and middle school teachers engage all students in the vibrant world of social studies. This inquiry-based book presents hands-on explorations, interaction with primary sources, and critical thinking activities, that provide concrete methods to successfully integrate the language arts into the social studies curriculum.
Promotes the development of literacy skills by authentically integrating language arts; Supports differentiated instruction for specific grade levels, English language learners, and students with special needs; Connects to standards in language arts, social studies, and technology
Strategy 1: Teaching Observation, Questioning, and Inference
Strategy 13: Connecting with Literature
As students are challenged to read multiple texts and primary and secondary sources, they can come to see that social studies, particularly history, is not just a collection of facts, events, and dates. Their interpretations and view of history can be further expanded by exposing even the youngest learners to myths and legends. The oral tradition of this type of literature can provide a natural ...