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 8: Connecting with Cultural Institutions

Strategy 8: Connecting with cultural institutions

Learning History Through Field Trips

“I am so excited,” said Lisa. “Tomorrow our class is going to what our teacher calls a living museum. I think it is a farm where they do things like they did really long ago.”

“Gee, that sounds like fun,” replied Scott. “I guess you will see cows and other animals. I wonder what will be different than a farm today?”

“Don't worry. I will tell you about it,” responded Lisa.

“You know what? A lot of times our teacher takes us on ‘virtual trips.’ We get on the computers and travel to a lot of different places. It is really neat, and we don't even miss lunch or recess at school,” commented ...

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