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 22: Currency as a Primary Source
The concept of money is something even very young children know and “get.” Somehow, they figure out that a certain amount of currency can be exchanged for something they want, like a candy bar or ...