History & Social Studies

CONNECTING STUDENTS TO THEIR COMMUNITY:  Taking Pride In Their School, Local Area, & Themselves

Course No. SS419r, SS519r

In this course, you will discover dozens of lesson and project ideas that can help your students develop a sense of pride in their school and local community. The lessons can extend learning outside the classroom and involve opportunities for community involvement. Each lesson can integrate history, math, and artwork into the curriculum while working to make a positive impact on the lives of the students and their community.

This course is appropriate for teachers of all subjects, grades K-8.  The materials can now be acquired from the instructor via email for free.  Choose and read an additional text resource from the annotated bibliography in this syllabus.

We advise you to review and download the course syllabus before registering. Syllabus

1.     Created lessons that can help students develop a sense of pride in their lives.
2.     Learned how to implement lessons that encourage the beautification of the school grounds.
3.     Developed lessons that focus on neighborhood exploration.
4.     Created activities that encourage partnerships with local parks and businesses.
5.     Designed and developed lessons that integrate local history, art, and nature. 

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