Are your students loving their social studies classroom or are they feeling that it is an extension of their ELA class? Are you wondering how to increase student engagement in the classroom so that your student cannot wait to come into your classroom and learn? Keep reading for ideas to incorporate all learning styles into your classroom.
1. Cooperative Learning: Having students work together in small groups allows a few different things to naturally happen in your classroom. First, students are not only working on social studies concepts but also communication and socializing appropriately with one another. Cooperative learning allows all ideas to be heard. In a small group, shy or reserved students are more likely to speak up and share ideas than when it is a whole class activity.