K-6 Social Studies Resources

May

Finish Strong! You can do it!

It is MAY! Months ago this day seemed so far away. Our students are tired, ready for summer, and so are the teachers. It is important to keep students engaged in learning to reduce behavior problems and to make the last few weeks enjoyable for all.


Our state assessments are done now, so the stress is reduced. This is a great time for you to be creative with your social studies lessons. What are ways to incorporate more project-based learning, cooperative groups, document based questions, virtual field trips, research, technology integration, etc?


Get creative and make sure to collaborate with your team to push the students to think outside the box and to think at higher levels. We are in this together and more heads planning together are always better than one. Reach out to other schools! We all have such great ideas to share for the benefit of our young Dragons.

Ideas for Summer Social Studies Reading and Activities

Don't forget about your Summer Flex Hours & GT Update!

Don't forget to make plans for your summer professional development hours. The C&I Department will be providing many opportunities for you to come and learn. We have things courses about project based learning, document based questions (DBQs), curriculum design, and so much more. Make sure to sign up for courses that will impact your classroom and teaching next school year. It is more than checking off the box to receive your hours, it is about impacting students' learning and achievement.


The Summer Flex Hours Catalog is out! Make sure to sign up as soon as you can!

http://www.southlakecarroll.edu/pages/CISD/Depts/Curriculum___Instruction/Professional_Development