The foundation for successful social studies instruction has its roots in elementary school. Themes, content, and skills that are important in the middle and high schools are actually begun in the primary grades and are expanded and built upon in successive grades. The content and skills which make up social studies are not taught in isolation; they work together to help ensure that students have the knowledge and abilities to become participating citizens in society. Likewise, social studies and the other content fields which make up the elementary curriculum need not be taught in isolation. Teaching reading, language arts, science, and math in connection with social studies helps to achieve a truly integrated curriculum.
The Social Studies team at Region 7 supports success for all students through teacher and administrator education using:
- workshops that improve content understanding and promote best practices.
- timely updates of regulations and legislation impacting the science classroom.
- connecting teachers with real-world learning opportunities for themselves and their students.
Social Studies Workshops & Resources
Helpful Links and Resources
African American History
Government and Economics
State and National Agencies
Reading Help for Social Studies
World History, Geography, & Cultures