Social studies deals with people and how they live in the world. A good social studies curriculum allows children to understand their world and helps them to be contributing members of their families, classrooms, and communities. A strong foundation in social studies content and skills also prepares young children for history, geography, and other subjects they'll encounter in school.
Social studies is so much more than studying the past - it prepares children for the future. And you can help them learn and grow through simple, hands-on activities!
Course Learning Objectives:
After participating in this course, you will be able to:
- List five of the themes and three of the skills identified by the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS).
- Describe how a thorough education in social studies contributes to lifelong academic and personal success.
- Identify social studies activities that are interesting and appropriate for children while meeting national standards.