Social Studies Methods







AV materials (videos, records, instructional TV, slides, CD ROM, computer software programs

Internet sites/activities that the youngsters will use

Primary source materials (e.g. photos, diaries, oral histories, maps, letters, artifacts, tools….)

Materials available in the classroom (textbooks, resource books, National Geographic, maps, globes…)

    Be sure to check out what is in your classroom or is at the school site.

Materials available from the school library, district library, county library (books, study prints, kits, movies…)

    Usually there are catalogues or an index for these materials: Drama, art, music (plays, reader's theater, simulation games, role playing…)

Children's literature (poetry and prose; narrative and expository)

Bulletin board sources/ideas


Resource people

    There are often articles in the newspaper and in Parents magazine (free in this area) about people who perform as historical characters.


Possible field trips (real and virtual) (If you have specific information about field trips in Northern California, I will post it here.)







 EDU 308

California State University, Sacramento
July, 2004