Monday, December 2, 2013

Week 10--Social Studies. Locate and blog about any article relating to social studies. Be sure to indicate how it relates! Due December 9th.
Week 9--Social Studies. Locate and blog about any article relating to social studies. Read Newspaper Making and Current Events (handouts in your packet). These handouts describe ways that you can use newspapers in your elementary classrooms to engage your students in current events and social studies as well as accomplishing some of the literacy objectives and skills from the common core. Due December 4th.
Week 8--Coverage of Traditions. Locate and blog about the national coverage of holiday traditions. How could you incorporate this into a social studies lesson? Cite core standards, objectives, and indicators. Due on November 27th.

Monday, October 28, 2013

PRACTICUM, Oct. 29-Nov. 25: Link your study of the newspaper to an event, topic, or discussion occurring in your practicum classroom. (This counts as extra credit up to four posts during the practicum @ 5 points each. All extra credit posts must be posted by Nov. 27.)

Monday, October 21, 2013

Week 7: Controversial Issues.  Locate and blog about any article related to state or local issues. Make connections between this issue and the fourth, fifth, or sixth grade social studies core curriculum. Are all current events appropriate for this age-group?

Monday, October 14, 2013

Week #6: Controversial Issues. Locate and blog about any article relating to global or national issues. Identify global issues, what is being done, and the people involved in the solution. (NOTE: This has been slightly changed from what is on the yellow assignment pages.)

Monday, October 7, 2013

Week #5: Using current events to integrate social studies. Locate and blog about any article relating to social studies and suggest how it could be integrated with the ELA common core.