Because social studies concepts like citizenship extend beyond the classroom, teachers need strategies to help students understand real-world applications of social studies content. This final session addresses the questions, How can we connect social studies to life beyond the classroom? and How can teachers prepare students to become effective citizens?
To help you extend your thinking, in this session you will:
Explore strategies that connect social studies concepts to the real world.
Identify the elements of a democratic classroom.
Examine lessons that promote effective citizenship.
Develop a unit that applies the strategies discussed in this session.
At the end of this session you will be able to:
Connect social studies learning to the world beyond the classroom.
Model democratic processes in the classroom.
Apply content and teaching strategies in your practice.