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Students often struggle to understand the increasingly complex content and vocabulary presented in social studies. Frustrated teachers often feel that it is easier to just cover the information presented instead of working to help students make meaningful connections. Effective strategies increase student learning and build scores on standardized social studies reading and writing tests.
Historical Thinking sites
National Archives for Teachers
Helpful book sites
University of Delaware Children's Literature with Social Studies Themes
Reading & Writing Tools
Glossary of Instructional Strategies