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Elementary Social Studies: Curriculum Concepts - Chapter Summary
For an overview of concepts and instructional strategies for elementary social studies curricula, take a look at this useful online study guide chapter. The lessons, which are all taught by expert social studies instructors, are designed to refresh your understanding of social science instruction methods, skills and interdisciplinary connections. When you're finished working through our short and simple lessons, you should be able to:
- Assess basic social studies teaching strategies, skills and concepts
- Recognize interdisciplinary connections across the social sciences
- Integrate social science content into curricula
- Support social science learning with literature
Each lesson comes with a short quiz to help you quickly remember the information you studied. The chapter is accessible online 24/7, which makes it easy to review these materials whenever you have free time. Take the chapter exam to master the material, and feel free to submit questions to our subject-matter experts if you need extra help.
1. Basic Social Studies: Concepts, Skills & Teaching Strategies
In this lesson, we will learn about fundamental concepts, skills, and teaching strategies surrounding social studies. We will learn how social studies content and themes can be communicated at the early childhood level through a variety of programs.
2. Interdisciplinary Connections in the Social Sciences
In this lesson we will explore the disciplines within the social sciences and learn how they are connected. We will identify the characteristics of these disciplines, and develop interdisciplinary approaches.
3. Integrating Social Science Content into the Curriculum
This lesson provides information for teachers interested in integrating social science content into their curriculum. Any social studies teacher of students in primary or secondary education may find this information useful in creating lesson plans and activities.
4. Using Literature to Support Social Science Learning
Why should literature be used in teaching social sciences? How can it impact learning? This lesson looks at how reading different types of text can serve various purposes in the learning process.
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