Date: 2017-04-06 17:00
This theme appears in units or courses dealing with history, geography, economics, and civics and government. It draws upon several scholarly fields from the natural and physical sciences, social sciences, and the humanities for specific examples of issues as well as the knowledge base for considering responses to the societal issues related to science and technology.
Harcourt Social Studies offers students continuous opportunities to access a variety of sources print, audio, visual, interactive media, and video and in turn to analyze, compare, and assess them in 76st-century applications. Students can demonstrate their understanding in a variety of outcomes.
We offer teachers and instructional leaders a full suite of learning and support to deepen their mastery and hone their teaching skills throughout the school year.
I stumbled upon your fun interactive geography games from a link on the Massachusetts Geographic Alliance Website. Since then, your games have become quite a hit with my competitive colleagues!
--Candice Gomes, Education Outreach Coordinator, Boston Public Library
There is no question the Internet is an enormously popular, convenient and immediately gratifying way to connect with others. Social media sites such as Facebook cite nearly one billion users worldwide. It certainly offers us an instant audience and attention. It allows us the luxury of easily keeping in touch. It can help combat feelings of loneliness. It allows us to keep tangible markers of times and places, archived for us, and available for all to see.
Whether in print or online, Harcourt Social Studies offers a variety of writing opportunities and platforms for students to research and publish their writing.
Each Reading Social Studies unit feature focuses on a specific reading skill to help students get the most out of Social Studies content while reinforcing literacy. These skills are presented at the beginning of each unit with a graphic organizer. Students learn Why It Matters, and how this skill can help them approach non-fiction text. Each unit Reading Focus Skill is annotated with an icon, and includes crucial comprehension skills like Recall and Retell, Main Ideas and Details, Cause and Effect, and Draw Conclusions.
Harcourt Social Studies offers students a wealth of text genres in the Student Editions, related print and online support material, and reading collections: leveled readers, independent readers, and biographies to support all levels of readers.
Teachers are also provided with the tools they need to turn that connection into content knowledge for every student in class. With components like Leveled Readers, the Homework and Practice Books, Online Assessment, and complete teacher resources to plan for and implement differentiation, teachers can help all students succeed.
The new College, Career, and Civic Life Framework for Social Studies State Standards was developed with this in mind, and changes the focus of how social studies is taught in the classroom.