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

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© 2010 | 208 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

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
 
Preface
 
Unit I: Building Research Skills
 
Strategy 1: Teaching Observation, Questioning, and Inference
 
Strategy 2: Oral Histories in the Curriculum
 
Strategy 3: Data Collection and Analysis
 
Strategy 4: Using Authentic Models
 
Strategy 5: Images as Primary Sources
 
Unit II: Connecting to Community
 
Strategy 6: Personally Relevant History
 
Strategy 7: Developing Mapping Skills
 
Strategy 8: Connecting With Cultural Institutions
 
Strategy 9: Conducting Social Science Fieldwork
 
Strategy 10: Incorporating Service Learning
 
Unit III: Multiple Voices
 
Strategy 11: Connecting With the Visual Arts
 
Strategy 12: Culturally Responsive Teaching Techniques
 
Strategy 13: Connecting With Literature
 
Strategy 14: Authentic Role Play
 
Strategy 15: Establishing a Pluralist Approach to Content
 
Unit IV: Past and Present
 
Strategy 16: Incorporating Historical Reenactment
 
Strategy 17: Personal Correspondence as a Primary Source
 
Strategy 18: Systematic Artifact Investigation
 
Strategy 19: Relevant Approaches to Economics
 
Strategy 20: Symbolism and Social Studies
 
Unit V: Understanding Our World
 
Strategy 21: Connecting to Music Studies
 
Strategy 22: Currency as a Primary Source
 
Strategy 23: Stamps as Primary Sources
 
Strategy 24: Understanding Global Symbols
 
Strategy 25: Authentic Geography and Cartography Studies
 
About the Authors

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Great, practical emphasis

Dr Sheryl Long
School of Education/Graduate School , Chowan University
June 23, 2011

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ISBN: 9781412971102

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