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.

Key Features

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 19: Relevant Approaches to Economics

Strategy 19: Relevant approaches to economics

Sell It!

The students sat at a table with five different product advertisements in front of them. The ads were all from the 1950s and were focused on various household items such as vacuum cleaners, cake mix, and cleaning supplies.

“Why is she so dressed up to clean the house?” Jaycee asked. “She's wearing a dress and high heels!”

“That's how they dressed all the time back then. That's what my mom said,” answered Josh with a frown. “I think it's pretty silly. I'm sure she'll trip over the vacuum.”

“She sure looks happy though. I bet having a vacuum means her work goes faster,” commented Deshaun.

“More time to do her makeup!” laughed Jaycee.

“They all seem to talk ...

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