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This article begins with an overview of elementary social studies, considering its purposes and goals. The article then considers different approaches and focusing on the approach recommended by the authors. This approach features units on cultural universals, organized around powerful ideas developed with emphasis on their connections and applications. Then, the article describes how an exemplary elementary teacher implements these units in her classroom. The authors conclude that it is important to include social studies as a basic curriculum strand right from the beginning of schooling.
Updated: Dec. 01, 2009