What does effective social studies instruction look like? The pages below highlight four best practices to engage students with social studies concepts and skills.

Concept-based instruction allows students to think deeply about social studies concepts in ways that are transferable to new situations.

Inquiry-based instruction allows students to explore social studies issues in a relevant manner to lay the foundation for lifelong learning.

Discussion strategies allow students to consider multiple perspectives on social studies topics in a variety of engaging formats.

Integration strategies allow students to make meaningful connections both within social studies and across disciplines.