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Social Studies In Action A Methodology Workshop, K-5.
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Session 8.

Making Connections


In this session, you learned about the importance of connecting social studies instruction to the world beyond the classroom. You also learned how modeling democracy in your own classroom helps prepare students to become effective citizens. Now, watch the final video segment to wrap up the session.

Mary McFarland.


View Video Segment: Making Connections

Go to this segment in the video by matching the image (to the left) on your TV screen. You'll find this segment approximately 46 minutes into the video. Watch for about 11 minutes.

In this segment, workshop participants present more examples of how they bridge the gap between classroom instruction and the outside world.

After you watch the final video segment, write a Summary (PDF) of what you've learned in this session. Be sure to include:

  • what it means to be an effective citizen;
  • elements of a democratic classroom;
  • how democratic classrooms prepare students to become effective citizens; and
  • strategies you plan to use to connect social studies instruction to life beyond the classroom.

Save your written work to submit as an assignment.

Refer to the Assignments page to be sure you've completed all assignments for this session.

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