Social Studies: Huh?<br />BridgewayHomeschool Academy<br />Mrs. Kulp<br />
Today’s Lesson<br />Have you ever wondered why you are required to study events that happened before you were born or abou...
Your Title<br />What is a detective? What do they do?<br />You are all now Jr. Detectives. What do you think you’ll be doi...
It’s a Mystery!<br />Studying history is like being a detective. Detectives ask questions, interview, examine, and, well, ...
Your Mission<br />Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to discover just what we study when we are talking abou...
Clue #1<br />
What’s The Story?<br />What do you see in these pictures?<br />What do these pictures have in common?<br />How does this r...
HISTORY!<br />Social Studies includes learning about history.<br />History means people, places, events, etc. of the past....
Clue #2 <br />
What’s The Story?<br />What do you see in these pictures?<br />What do these pictures have in common?<br />How does this r...
Geography!<br />What is geography?<br />Geography is the study of the earth.<br />Geography includes studying <br />The ph...
Clue #3<br />“We the people…”<br />
What’s the Story?<br />What do you see in these pictures?<br />What do these pictures have in common?<br />How does this r...
Government!<br />Social studies includes the study of governments, laws, and rulers.<br />This study is known as civics.<b...
Clue #4<br />
What’s the Story?<br />What do you see in these pictures?<br />What do these pictures have in common?<br />How does this r...
Economics!<br />Economics looks at how people produce and use goods and services.<br />Good: A tangible item that is bough...
Why Study Social Studies?<br />Social studies illuminates our world and opens your mind to new places, people, and culture...
<ul><li>Social Studies can help you better understand yourself through the study of others, your surroundings, and how the...
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Social Studies Week 1 Grades 6-12

  1. 1. Social Studies: Huh?<br />BridgewayHomeschool Academy<br />Mrs. Kulp<br />
  2. 2. Today’s Lesson<br />Have you ever wondered why you are required to study events that happened before you were born or about places and people which you have never seen.? You are not alone! <br />Today we will talk about<br />What is social studies<br />Why social studies matters<br />How and what we will learn in social studies<br />
  3. 3. Your Title<br />What is a detective? What do they do?<br />You are all now Jr. Detectives. What do you think you’ll be doing today?<br />Asking questions is right!<br />
  4. 4. It’s a Mystery!<br />Studying history is like being a detective. Detectives ask questions, interview, examine, and, well, detect in order to solve a problem or find an answer. <br />You’ll be looking at pictures to discover what is “Social Studies” and to learn what we’ll be learning this year.<br />
  5. 5. Your Mission<br />Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to discover just what we study when we are talking about “social studies.”<br />Asking questions is the best place to start.<br />We’ll be looking at pictures today. When you examine a picture, you want to ask yourself the following question.<br />What am I looking at?<br />How is this related to our class?<br />What could I learn from and about this picture? <br />
  6. 6. Clue #1<br />
  7. 7. What’s The Story?<br />What do you see in these pictures?<br />What do these pictures have in common?<br />How does this relate to Social Studies.<br />Fill in the blank: Social Studies includes looking at and examining _____________.<br />
  8. 8. HISTORY!<br />Social Studies includes learning about history.<br />History means people, places, events, etc. of the past.<br />When we study the past we look at facts and try not to guess or assume.<br />The best way to learn about the past is from those who were there, also known as eye witnesses! This is called “primary source” learning. <br />
  9. 9. Clue #2 <br />
  10. 10. What’s The Story?<br />What do you see in these pictures?<br />What do these pictures have in common?<br />How does this relate to Social Studies.<br />Fill in the blank: These pictures remind me of _________.<br />Fill in the blank: Social Studies includes looking at and examining _____________.<br />
  11. 11. Geography!<br />What is geography?<br />Geography is the study of the earth.<br />Geography includes studying <br />The physical earth<br />Location<br />How people interact with the earth<br />How people move around the earth<br />Cultures of the world<br />
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  13. 13. Clue #3<br />“We the people…”<br />
  14. 14. What’s the Story?<br />What do you see in these pictures?<br />What do these pictures have in common?<br />How does this relate to Social Studies.<br />Fill in the blank: These pictures remind me of _________.<br />Fill in the blank: Social Studies includes looking at and examining _____________.<br />
  15. 15. Government!<br />Social studies includes the study of governments, laws, and rulers.<br />This study is known as civics.<br />It is important to study civics, especially your role in civics, so that you know your rights and responsibilities.<br />Civics includes laws. Knowing the laws of a country are so important!<br />
  16. 16. Clue #4<br />
  17. 17. What’s the Story?<br />What do you see in these pictures?<br />What do these pictures have in common?<br />How does this relate to Social Studies.<br />Fill in the blank: These pictures remind me of _________.<br />Fill in the blank: Social Studies includes looking at and examining _____________.<br />
  18. 18. Economics!<br />Economics looks at how people produce and use goods and services.<br />Good: A tangible item that is bought and sold.<br />For Example: A book purchased at Amazon.com<br />Service: An act that is performed.<br />For Example: A doctor’s exam<br />Economics also looks at how people satisfy their wants and needs through goods and services.<br />Economics plays an important role in how we live our lives and how we operate in our communities.<br />
  19. 19. Why Study Social Studies?<br />Social studies illuminates our world and opens your mind to new places, people, and cultures. <br />
  20. 20. <ul><li>Social Studies can help you better understand yourself through the study of others, your surroundings, and how the world operatesand what impact we have on the world around us.
  21. 21. Social Studies will help us become better decision makers because of an understanding of the past.
  22. 22. Social Studies is a study of you!
  23. 23. How can you benefit from social studies? </li>

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