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Elementary Social Studies

Elementary Social Studies

What Should You See During Social Studies?

You should see:
  • Primary / Secondary Source Documents
  • Artifacts and Replicas of Artifacts
  • Books and Magazines
  • Charts and Graphs
  • Maps and Globes
  • Pictures and Images
  • Video Clips
  • Graphic Organizers
  • Interactive Student Notebooks
You should see students:
  • Reading and analyzing multiple sources to understand an event
  • Looking for similarities / differences and the patterns that form
  • Comparing / contrasting history to a child's world
  • Engaging with a variety of reading experiences
  • Retelling a narrative
  • Re-enacting an event
  • Responding through writing
  • Making a timeline
  • Brainstorming different solutions to problems of the past, present and future
  • Discussing topics
You should see teachers teaching how to:
  • Read informational text, a map and a chart
  • Write an expository or argumentative essay, journal entry, an editorial and a family history
  • Predict and confirm ideas using evidence from sources
  • Evaluate sources, artwork and music
  • Make decisions
  • Skim and scan text
  • Develop good research and interview questions
You should hear:
  • Laughter
  • Music
  • Rhythms
  • Rhymes
  • Chatter
  • Discussion
  • Problem solving
  • Questions
Social studies is EVERYTHING, so you should see a little bit of EVERYTHING!
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