SOCIAL STUDIES CONCEPTS
Teaching With Concepts
Every History topic is centered around a few concepts. When students learn and understand History Concepts they are able apply those concepts to other topics and develop a deeper understanding of why historical events happened
Topics Vs. Concepts
Topic: Is a specific event, era or subject in history.
Concept: is something that is timeless and transferable.
-Not specific to any particular topic
-Can be applied to many different topics or subjects
SOCIAL STUDIES CONCEPTS AND DESCRIPTIONS
Each of the Social Studies Concepts is linked to a graphic that explains it with a short example video. Click on the Concept to see a graphic explaining the concept. Click on the example video to see a video explaining the graphic.
Tolerance: The ability to live with beliefs or behaviors that one does not agree with.
Global Connections Concepts
Peace: The absence of conflict or war.
Values & Beliefs: Shared beliefs about what is good-bad, right-wrong, or desirable-undesirable / specific statements that people hold to be true.
Law & Regulation:
Rights and Responsibilities:
Rule of Law:
Theocracy: Is a form of government in which a deity is recognized as the supreme authority and government/law is based on religion.
Natural Resources: Materials or substances that occur in nature and can be used for economic gain.
Value: The importance, worth or usefulness of something.