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Interdisciplinary social studies in school

"Social studies actually has countless inter- or cross-disciplinary opportunities built into the subject matter. Social studies is perfect for interdisciplinary teaching because it includes the study of concepts and themes, ideas and beliefs, and people and places, all of which incorporate knowledge learned in other school subjects...Concepts help to form the foundation of subject matter. When we consider the interdisciplinary characteristics of concepts, we can make deep and meaningful connections between subject areas.  Some examples of concepts that are important to soical studies, and also have other school subject relevance, include: mapping, weather, evolution, supply and demand, religion and myth, and food and food production."

(from: Visualizing Elementary Social Studies Methods by John Lee, 2008, p.18. 300.7 LeV 2008))

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