The purpose of the Social Studies Elementary Steering Committee is to bring teachers together to discuss and identify ways of expanding and informing social studies instruction in order to insure our students are learning about themselves, their community, and their world in a meaningful way. This work will not only help increase students' literacy, but also help them develop their higher level thinking skills. Our work began during the 2010-2011 school year by looking at how the Social Studies Standards align to the Story Town Language Arts Program. Our work continues to evolve and will encompass many more aspects including working with the new Language Arts Common Core and providing teachers with professional development opportunities that will support them in teaching specific social studies topics, concepts, and skills. If you are interested in participating in the Social Studies Elementary Committee, please contact Dessie Olson.
Resources for Learning with Non-Fiction Materials and to Support Global Competencies
This wonderful site provides all sorts of resources and links to web sites that support teaching with non-fiction resources highlighting different parts of the world. In addition to the book lists, be sure to check out the "Articles & Web sites" tab.
An online repository of primary sources from over 70 countries. From the Library of Congress and UNESCO.
These sets are arranged by theme and are accompanied by teacher guides and analysis guides.
Provided by the University of Texas at Austin, this site contains links to current and historical maps to support spatial analysis.
Contains thousands of speeches with text, audio, and video versions
Provided by Fordham University and contains many primary sources of world history.
Fantastic resources and lessons for all grade levels and support literacy in social studies and other content areas.
Steering Committee Members 2010-2011:
Dessie Olson - email@example.com