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 14: Authentic Role Play
Rosa's dilemma, as described in the previous vignette, in which she is forced to choose among her most cherished possessions—her toys—echoes in a minor way decisions travelers throughout time have had to make when they decide to go from one place to another. Of course, the decisions made by those who ...