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Introduction to Social Studies Education. Social Studies Methods. What is Social Studies Education?. Introductions. Who is your Social Studies Hero?. Think of your social studies hero. Introduce yourself to the class with the following information: Name Where you are from

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who is your social studies hero
Who is your Social Studies Hero?
  • Think of your social studies hero.
  • Introduce yourself to the class with the following information:
    • Name
    • Where you are from
    • Grade you wish to teach
    • Event in your life
    • Interesting fact about yourself
    • Who your social studies hero is and why
business
Business
  • Syllabus
  • Calendar
  • Assignments
assignment 1
Assignment #1
  • Technology Assignment
assignment 2
Assignment #2
  • JHAT Strategy Review
why study social studies
Why Study Social Studies?
  • Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it. -George Santayana
  • If you do not know your history- you are like a leaf that doesn’t know it is part of a tree. - Micheal Chrichton
  • History is often used to control and confuse- Ramirez (adapted from Orwell’s 1984)
why history
Why History?
  • Read the article “Why History?” by David McCullough.
  • Pick your favorite quote from the article and write it down (large print) on the piece of paper I have provided you.
  • If you finish early, re-read the article or decorate your quote.
  • You will share your quote and post it in our room once everyone is finished.
other reasons why we study social studies
Other Reasons Why We Study Social Studies
  • Schema
  • Culturally Literate: “A more profound enjoyment of life”
  • Leads to better reading
  • Acquisition of skills: critical thinking, creative thinking, problem solving, inclusion, cooperation, service, etc.
  • You will rule in trivia games
social studies social sciences civics
Social Studies = Social Sciences + Civics
  • History (making real world connections)
  • Geography (People, Places and Environments)
  • Economics (Production, Distribution and Consumption)
  • Psychology (individual Development and Identity)
social studies social sciences civics1
Social Studies = Social Sciences + Civics
  • Anthropology (Culture)
  • Archaeology (Science, Technology, and Society)
  • Political Science (Power, Authority, Governance)
  • Civics (Civic Ideals and Practice)
what do we teach
What Do We Teach?
  • We teach the Head, Hands, and Heart in social studies. (Source: Martorella & Beal)