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Social Studies In Action A Methodology Workshop, K-5.
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Session 4.
Applying Themes And Disciplines

With so much to teach and so little time to teach it, organizing a social studies curriculum can be a daunting task. This session addresses the question: How do we decide what to teach? It is designed to help teachers use the NCSS themes and related academic disciplines as building blocks for the social studies curriculum, and to make teaching more comprehensive.

To help you improve your lesson planning, in this session you will:

  • Explore the themes and disciplines central to social studies.
  • Learn how lessons can be organized around themes and disciplines.
  • Analyze lessons in terms of the themes and disciplines they cover.
  • Apply this discipline-based thematic approach to your own lesson planning.

Learning Goals

At the end of this session you will be able to:

Identify themes and disciplines in social studies.

Identify theme-based concepts and strategies used to teach them.

Apply content and methodology to your own teaching.

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