Social Studies: Instructional Uses

Support standards-based social studies instruction with insights provided by digital literacy resources1.


Reflect on culture and cultural diversity when listening to Meet-the-Author book readings.


Study the past and its impact on ideas, values, and how people live today through in-depth author interviews.


Experience the relationships between people, places, and environments with thought provoking points for discussion.

  • Explore the complexity of the world's total population by imagining it as a village of just 100 people in If the World Were a Village: A Book about the World's People with David J. Smith's Meet-the-Author Book Reading.

Reflect on the development of personal identity.

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1. Referenced from the National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies. Chapter 2-The Themes of Social Studies. (n.d.). Retrieved January 27, 2017, from http://www.socialstudies.org/standards/strands.

Referenced from the National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies. Introduction. (n.d.). Retrieved January 27, 2017, from http://www.socialstudies.org/standards/introduction.

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