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 7: Developing Map Skills

Strategy 7: Developing map skills

Neighborhood Exploration

“You know what I wonder about, Lorelei?” shared Alton. “I worry that I will get lost on my way to school. I worry that I will get lost in this big school building.”

“I saw my dad look up something on the Internet, and it told him how to get from my house to New Jersey. He said he would not get lost because now he had directions and a map so we could get to Grandma's really quick,” answered Lorelei.

“I guess we could ask the teacher how to make a map so we would not get lost on our way to school or in this big building. What do you think, Lorelei?” responded Alton.

Developing map ...

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