#elemchat - March 10, 2012

Effective Ways to Teach the Elementary Classroom - RESOURCES

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Questions for directing discussion

  • Q1 What is the purpose of teaching social studies in an elementary context?
  • Q2: What does the term “social studies” encompass?
  • Q3: Do some areas of social studies tend to be over-emphasized? Is our approach balanced, or are some areas not addressed as well?
  • Q4: How can a student-driven inquiry approach to social studies be reconciled with accountability for content standards?
  • Q5: How can we use social studies as a venue for creating meaningful global interactions?
  • Q6: What are effective strategies for helping students think critically, act democratically?
  • Q7: How can social studies be integrated with other subject areas in a meaningful way?
  • Q8: Do social studies textbooks have a place in today’s elementary social studies class?
  • Q9: What are deep, meaningful ways to make social studies come alive for elementary students?