Social Studies

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After 7 years of almost exclusively teaching social studies via a textbook I decided to change my instructional approach this year. Instead I primarily used video clips, picture books, primary resources, narrative nonfiction, magazines, online resources, and informational books along with a (very) small dose of textbooks. The changes I saw in my student's retention (and excitement) of what they were learning was unbelievable!! 

Here I will post the various ideas and resources I have used/will be using to teach social studies this year. 

Writing Historical Fiction (Setting) (Graphic Organizer for Setting)