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Resource:The social studies classroom is a place where all students can be successful—practicing the democratic process, participating in role-plays and classroom discourse, demonstrating special skills and developing their individual identities through learning about the experiences of others. Standard: Human-Environment Interaction: Place, Regions and Culture. SS.G.2.3: Compare how people modify and adapt to the environment and culture in our community to other places.

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Activity idea using social studies current events in your classroom. Standard: Global Interconnections: Changing Spatial Patterns SS.G.3.3: Show how consumption of products connects people to distant places.

Effective teaching tips: Shared responses from three talented and experienced educators: Stephen Lazar, Bill Bigelow, and Sarah Kirby-Gonzalez.Standard: Teaching higher level critical thinking skills using best practice strategies. Standard: Participation and Deliberation: Applying Civic Virtues and Democratic Processes SS.CV.3.3: Compare procedures for making decisions in the classroom, school and community.

Activity idea: Cultural Documentation Training for Indigenous Communities- students can learn about different cultures and as a class, we can choose a culture that we want to further learn about and experience different ways to document new findings and interesting information. Standard: Human-Environment Interaction: Place, Regions and Culture SS.G.2.3: Compare how people modify and adapt to the environment and culture in our community to other places.

Teaching curriculum resources that supports student perspective of roles and individuals in society. Standard: SS.CV.1.1. Explain how all people, not just official leaders, play important roles in a community.

Resource: Teaching higher level critical thinking skills using best practice strategies. Standard: Participation and Deliberation: Applying Civic Virtues and Democratic Processes SS.CV.3.3: Compare procedures for making decisions in the classroom, school and community.

Resource: Effective teaching methods in order to change the way elementary schools use social studies as part of the curriculum. Standard: SS.H.2.3. Describe how significant people, events, and developments have shaped their own community and region.

Activity involving the perspective of a historian which can lead to developing inferences and other interpretations of different content of information. Standard: SS.H.3.6-8.LC. Classify the kinds of historical sources used in a secondary interpretation.

Powerful Learning: Studies Show Deep Understanding Derives from Collaborative Methods

Cooperative learning and inquiry-based teaching yield big dividends in the classroom. Standard: Determining Helpful Sources SS.IS.3.3-5: Determine sources representing multiple points of view that will assist in answering essential questions.

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