Create Your Own Social Studies Labs To engage your students using Social Sciences best practices!

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  • Create Your Own Social Studies Labs To engage your students using Social Sciences best practices!
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  • Step 1 Select Benchmark and Essential Question Use the pacing guide to review benchmarks and essential questions- http://socialsciences.dadeschools.net/pacingguides.asp http://socialsciences.dadeschools.net/pacingguides.asp
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  • Step 2 Create an Essential Question Essential questions should be thought-provoking, have multiple possible answers, and lend themselves to thinking, discussion and debate. Where to find essential questions: Pacing guides Other good resources: Guide to understanding and developing essential questions (http://www.ascd.org/publications/books/109004/chapters/What-Makes-a- Question-Essential%A2.aspx(http://www.ascd.org/publications/books/109004/chapters/What-Makes-a- Question-Essential%A2.aspx)
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  • Essential Questions are already built into all elementary pacing guides
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  • Step 3 Find Sources Find a variety of sources (can be visual or written) that can help students answer the essential question. Try to find sources that will present various viewpoints. For example: Benchmark: SS.5.C.2.1- differentiate political ideas of Patriots, Loyalists and undecided during the American Revolution. Relevant to Seventh Grade End of Course Exam Tested Benchmark Essential Question: What is worth fighting for? Some of the sources should provide evidence that YES, The colonist didnt have no other choice but, to declare independence from England; while other sources should provide counter-evidence.
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  • How might this Poster help students to answer the essential question?
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  • How might this graphic organizer help students to answer the essential question?
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  • How might this quote help students answer the essential question?
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  • Step 4 Create an Activity Organize the activity in a way that makes it clear for students. For example, create a graphic organizer that students can use to help them analyze each source. Sample template:
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  • Step 5 Complete!