What is Social Studies, and Why Should We Care About It?

What is Social Studies, and Why Should We Care About It?
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Students often come to social studies and find no purpose in learning it. Why do we need to learn about the past? How will this help in life? These are some phrases I commonly hear.

Teach your students the true meaning of social studies in this personalized research project! Students explore resources to investigate the essential questions: What is social studies? Why is it important to learn?

Once they feel they can answer the questions, they create a product in any format they choose to demonstrate their learning.

This is a great back to school activity to start off your social studies class, or to do year-round to help students find meaning in social studies!
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