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Social Studies In Action A Methodology Workshop, K-5.
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Teaching for Understanding

Engage.

1

Getting Started

Watch the video introduction to familiarize yourself with the session, instructor, and participants. In this video segment, workshop participants discuss factors that influence their curriculum planning and compare their ideas to other teachers. As you watch, think about what influences your curriculum planning.

Workshop participants.

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View Video Segment: Introduction

Go to this segment in the video by matching the image (to the left) on your screen. You'll find this segment at the beginning of the video. Watch for about 15 minutes.

2

What Do You Know?

A concept chart can help you identify the factors that influence your social studies planning. Recall a social studies unit that you have taught recently, list your understanding goals or objectives for the unit, and identify factors that influenced your planning.

Here is an example:

Example concept chart.

Use the Concept Chart (PDF) to list your unit, objectives, and factors that influence your planning.

3

Reflect on Your Work

When you have completed your concept chart, review the factors that influence your planning and consider the following questions:

  • How were your objectives affected by the factors you listed?
  • How did students demonstrate their learning?
  • How did you connect this unit to other units?

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