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EDU 132 – Bilingual Social Studies - Textbook

Module 7: Teaching Social Studies – Topics in Social Studies


Students will learn strategies to teach the concepts comprised in the Social Study Curriculum (i.e., Globalization, Geography, Family, and Schools, Community, History, Geography, Civic Engagement and Economics).

Michigan Open Books Project

Michigan Open Books

The MI Open Book Project is an initiative funded originally by the Technology Readiness Infrastructure Grant (TRIG) in which a group of master teachers collaborated and developed an open educational resource (OER) for classrooms around Michigan.

The MI Open Book Project have been written and created in topics such as: Kindergarten Myself and Others, 3rd Grade Michigan Studies, 8th Grade United States, High School Civics, and so many more! MI Open Book Project allows teachers to customize the content to them and their students. The following link will be used in all parts of the content section of the course as it includes information that covers all topics of the Social Studies Curriculum:

To access information on each of the topics covered within the Social Studies Elementary Curriculum, click on the folder named “The Books.”
Topics in Social Studies

First Grade: Me, Myself and Others
Second Grade: Family and Schools
Third Grade: Community Studies
Fourth Grade: US History
Fifth Grade: Geography, Civic Life, and Economics
*Sixth Grade: Economics: Not part of the Michigan Study Book


Kiddynomics: An Economics Curriculum for Young Learners, Lessons for Grades Pre-K-K

"Kiddynomics: An Economics Curriculum for Young Learners is a set of lessons designed tointroduce young children to the economic way of thinking. Informed decisionmaking is acritical-thinking skill that students can use throughout their school, personal, and work lives.And, as citizens in a democratic society, they should understand basic principles of howthe economy operates. Beginning economic education early and building on that learningthroughout students’ education is the best way to ensure they develop vital decisionmakingskills.In this curriculum, students are introduced to basic personal finance and economic concepts,such as scarcity, choice, goods, services, saving, spending, and banks."


Michigan Open Books Project

Source: Michigan Dept of Education/The MI Open Book Project
License: Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike 


Source: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
License:  Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives