Welcome to Social Studies Wednesday! I hope you will stop by to share ideas and resources for teaching Social Studies. Please comment and leave a link to your post, I’ll check in and round up contributions throughout the day. If you don’t have a link to share, please leave a comment about the posts in the round up. It’s always good to hear your feedback!
“You have just heard the Declaration of Independence read out loud in your town square. What are some thoughts you may have about what this will mean for the colonies? For the cause of independence? Are you fearful or hopeful? Why?”
My students could take any perspective or identity they wished for each entry they wrote, and they have loved doing this. When we shared our entries in class, we were able to explore the way events affect citizens so differently – how events can have varied impacts depending on one’s social and economic status. This proved to be such a wonderful learning experience that our Citizen’s Journal has become a regular part of our Social Studies lessons. My kids love writing them, sharing them and discussing them.
Have you ever tried journaling in Social Studies? What are some ways in which you have used journal keeping in this content area?
Linda at Teacherdance shares her thoughts about conducting a research project that the builds upon a “connection between the past & the present, & then speculation about the future.” As always, when Linda shares an idea, I immediately think about ways I can get going with it in my classroom as well!