PROMOTING SOCIAL STUDIES

Dr. Google's Knowledge Is NOT Enough!

“Dr. Google” is often considered “the background knowledge center” of the classroom, standing ready to accommodate student searches for words, concepts, ideas, and factual information.

5 Essential Features of Knowledge-Rich Curriculum

Nearly every major educational goal—from improving reading comprehension to deepening critical thinking—is knowledge based. Without a broad, solid foundation of knowledge and vocabulary built from the first days of school, better student outcomes will not be achieved.

The Marginalization of

Social Studies

Research consistently demonstrates that social studies receives the least amount of instructional time in the elementary grades when compared to the amount of time afforded to other core content areas.