Social Studies 30-40 Minutes
Grades K-1 and 4 Social Studies have 18 modules a semester. A student should complete one module a week. In Grades 2-3 and 5, there are six modules a semester. A student would take three weeks to finish a module.
Daily Map Skills
Purchase a Children’s Atlas. Each day focus on a map from the Atlas and ask your student questions about the information on the map. Have your student identify the compass, the map key, lines of longitude and latitude, and features of the map.
Going through a Lesson:
At the beginning of the school year, you will want to guide your student through the lessons, especially if they are a Kindergartener or First Grader. If a student is not able to read the lessons be sure to show them where they can click on the play button to have the content read aloud. Before a student clicks onto the next page, ask the student to summarize what they learned from the page they did, or ask them questions about that page.
When a student is watching a video, watch it with them. Ask them questions about what the video is teaching. Have them tell you about the video.
When a student encounters an Activity Button on a lesson page, have the student click on it to download and print the assignment; if you have a workbook direct the student to find the workbook page and complete it. When the student finishes the worksheet, have them submit the worksheet by scanning it and putting it in their dropbox when prompted to in the course (note: this is usually after the lesson).
Any materials needed for Social Studies will be in the Materials list found in the Resource Module of the course. Be sure to preview the materials list to find the materials needed and have them on hand.
After a student completes a lesson, review the concepts learned in that lesson.