Powerful Social Studies

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Powerful Social Studies by Mind Map: Powerful Social Studies

1. Meaningful

1.1. She teaches about cultural connections

1.1.1. Teacher set two important goals: 1 teaches them to think 2 Anything she does in class is applicabable to what is done outside of the class

2. Integrative

2.1. uses themes and incorporates different perspectives (seasons) winter-brainstormng words relating to winter

2.1.1. Celebrating holidays of different countries (powerful S.S ntegrates across the curriculum).

3. Value Based

3.1. Teaches students about their home and their community (a community is a group of people who live and work together).

3.1.1. Questions students: is everyone in our community the same? (respond no) Do they all celebrate the same way? (no).

4. Challenging

4.1. The teacher gets her students to think and extend their thinking as far as can.

4.1.1. She is a teacher who loves literacy/bounces everything off of that (literature) rich language, this is a challenge to the student but they grasp the concept.

5. Active

5.1. students and teacher engage with learning by being active (students sit in a circle, teacher is in the center of the circle acting as the Earth, one student circualtes the teacher acting as the sun),

5.1.1. hands on activities make it real for the students

6. New node