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 25: Authentic Geography and Cartography Studies

Strategy 25: Authentic geography and cartography studies

Where in the World?

“My grandma said that the street where I live used to be called Butler Street when she was a little girl,” complained Rosemary. “I just don't get it,” she continued, “I live on Taylor Road. Do the names of streets change?”

“Not only do the names of streets change, but my Grandpa told me that sometimes the names of countries even change,” commented Jacob. “He says when he was a little boy he lived in Czechoslovakia, and now, his hometown is in the Czech Republic.”

“If we look at a map, we could find out what the names of streets and countries are today,” said Juanita, “but I wonder how we ...

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