In the social studies classroom, multiple forms of communication (oral, written, nonverbal, digital, and visual) are used to convey ideas, foster self-expression, and build relationships. Social studies teachers often use primary sources as evidence to strengthen content comprehension and model the various forms of communication.
The purpose of this assignment is to explore how primary sources can be used to foster positive communication in the classroom.
In this assignment you will prepare a presentation for a group of elementary teachers explaining how to use primary sources to strengthen civics content comprehension while integrating communication skills in the classroom.
Design an 8-10 slide digital presentation teaching your peers how to incorporate primary sources and communication skills within the context of teaching civics in the elementary school setting.
Within your presentation:
Describe instructional strategies that use primary sources to enhance civics standards-based instruction.
Explain how the use of primary sources can model and teach multiple forms of communication.
Provide two specific examples using two different civics standards of varying elementary grade levels from the state of Florida. For each chosen standard share:
- Aligned objectives.
- Instructional strategies that use primary sources and engage students in positive communication.
Be sure to include a title slide, reference slide, and presenter’s notes.
While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.