Integrating Language Arts and Social Studies : 25 Strategies for K-8 Inquiry-Based Learning

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-09-11
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc

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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

Table of Contents

Building Research Skills
Teaching Observation, Questioning, and Inference
Oral Histories in the Curriculum
Data Collection and Analysis
Using Authentic Models
Images as Primary Sources
Connecting to Community
Personally Relevant History
Developing Mapping Skills
Connecting With Cultural Institutions
Conducting Social Science Fieldwork
Incorporating Service Learning
Multiple Voices
Connecting With the Visual Arts
Culturally Responsive Teaching Techniques
Connecting With Literature
Authentic Role Play
Establishing a Pluralist Approach to Content
Past and Present
Incorporating Historical Reenactment
Personal Correspondence as a Primary Source
Systematic Artifact Investigation
Relevant Approaches to Economics
Symbolism and Social Studies
Understanding Our World
Connecting to Music Studies
Currency as a Primary Source
Stamps as Primary Sources
Understanding Global Symbols
Authentic Geography and Cartography Studies
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