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ERIC Number: EJ903381
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7996
Stimulating Instruction in Social Studies
Key, La Vonne; Bradley, Jack A.; Bradley, Karen Sue
Social Studies, v101 n3 p117-120 2010
To promote content literacy, students have to be actively involved. This article focuses on strategies that stimulate student interest by involving them with the content during pre-reading, during-reading and post-reading activities. These processes provide students with optimal opportunities for comprehension. The authors recommend the use of a variety of materials to supplement the social studies text, recognizing, however, that the text, because of its breadth of knowledge will always play an important role. The three instructional activities delineated reinforce the idea that social studies learning is promoted through literacy, just as language acts learning is developed through the social studies. All of the strategies include a form of graphic organizer. They are examples of ways teachers can adapt instruction to promote student interest in social studies. Social studies doesn't have to be boring! (Contains 1 note and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A