In the primary grades, maps are useful tools to help the young reader put stories into perspective and develop a sense of place.
Writing has become an integral part of the social studies curriculum.
Teaching all sides of history and utilizing resources that aim to showcase diverse peoples is essential in the modern social studies classroom.
Urban legends, referred to by folklorists as contemporary legends, are fictional stories claimed to be true.
Contemporary literature gives readers a look at progressive writing styles that often reflect the world in which the works were written.
Etymology, the study of the origin of words and how the meanings of words change over time, is just as relevant in social studies as it is in English classes.
An impactful memoir has long-lasting effects on its reader.
Classic literature is often reserved for English or Writing courses, but in secondary social studies classrooms, historical novels written about specific eras and themes can have as much merit as a traditional textbook.
Going viral is the rapid spread of information, not diseases.
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