Social Studies Outreach
Why is Social Studies Important?
- political science
Parents Can Help!
Ways Parents Can Become Involved in Social Studies Instruction
Along with a weekly newsletter, here are some ways you can be involved in our instruction:
- Your child will be interviewing you every other week on a social studies topic. For example: if the topic is on immigration, your child will ask you questions about your family roots and if they traveled from another country. If we are working on government, your child will ask you what it means to be a good citizen of the town and country.
- Our classroom will be setting time aside to have guest speakers. I am asking that parents volunteer for this so that the students know how important it is to volunteer. It is also a great way for students to see what type of skills and knowledge their parents have.
Community Members Can Help!
Resources We Use
Our school district is constantly look for resources to help your child with social studies instruction. Here are a some examples of school-wide and community resources that we will be using throughout the year
This website has a number of sites to make social studies fun while including technology in the classroom
This is a list of resources provided by the State of New Hampshire Department of Education. . It includes resources that discuss many things like history of war to interactive lessons.
- Our school is planning to team up with local community centers. The Recreation Department will help us host events to help students understand why it is important to be a member of the community and how to volunteer their services to help others.
- The Upper Room in town is a community resources that will help us hold events to help students understand how diverse our community is. They have many events like the ethnic festival. Again it’s another place where students and parents can volunteer their time to make the even successful.