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Elementary Social Studies: Information Processing Skills - Chapter Summary
Consult this chapter's lessons to review information processing skills that are involved in elementary social studies. Broken into short and informative lessons, this chapter highlights literacy strategies, resource selection methods and instructional skills for the social studies discipline. You'll also review the elements of population, topographic, weather, political and world maps. By the end of the chapter, you should be able to:
- Evaluate a variety of social studies literacy strategies
- Read and interpret social studies texts
- Select resources and assessments for social studies instruction
- Compare several types of maps
When you're finished with each lesson, you'll be invited to take a short quiz that reinforces key terms and concepts. Work through the chapter at your own pace, and feel free to submit questions to our experts if you have any. Your dashboard will keep track of your progress throughout the chapter so you know which topics you've studied and how many more lessons you need to review. Finally, you can use any computer or mobile device to access these resources.
1. Literacy Strategies for Social Studies
Students may find reading about social studies topics challenging. In this lesson, we will learn about literacy strategies designed to help students with comprehension and independent thinking. Take a quiz after the lesson to test your knowledge.
2. How to Read & Interpret Social Studies Texts
Whether it is a history textbook or an economic analysis, being able to properly read and interpret social studies texts comes down to following a few easy steps.
3. Social Studies Instruction: Selecting Resources & Assessments
In this lesson, we will learn how to supplement the social studies textbook with other materials, such as technology resources, books, videos, and other sources that give students a well-rounded perspective.
4. Types of Maps: Population, Topographic, Weather, Political & World Maps
This lesson will explain the different types of maps used to interpret and study our world. In doing this, it will focus on maps that deal in elevation, population, weather patterns and more.
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