It's Our Civic Duty
In the last decades, we have become a nation so conscientious about our rankings in math, science, and reading that we have neglected the importance of a civics education.
Civics matters. Students need illustrations of good citizenship and examples of civic duty and leadership. They need instruction in good citizenship practices and opportunities to develop these values. Mind Missions social studies and language arts elementary curriculum is focused on citizenship development.
Mind Missions elementary social studies lessons encourage students to learn about good citizens. They practice good citizenship. Through lessons about past civic leaders and opportunities to practice good citizenship we empower students with a balanced education. Science, math, and reading are critically important- they help us to realize amazing achievements. Civics informs us of the causes and responsibilities that accompany these feats.
Elementary Social Studies Lessons for Citizenship
Mind Missions lessons prepare students for citizenship through knowledge and skills instruction. Students learn geography, civics, history, and economics content. At the same time, they develop skills for effective citizenship.
Mind Missions Social Studies lessons are Integrated with Language Arts
Social Studies and Language Arts instruction are combined in Mind Missions learning. Language arts and social studies cross-curricular lessons support significant gains for students. Elementary students love non-fiction content found in social studies. Whether they are learning about explorers or cowboys, they are curious about the people and places of the past! This curiosity motivates students to make progress in reading skills. Literacy leaders are calling for students spend more time reading informational text. Mind Missions offers leveled informational text that prepares students for non-fiction, informational reading. Mind Missions stories contain critical background knowledge for comprehension success. Reading information in social studies prepares students for the future. It enables them to read informational text. And integrating subjects ensures that Social Studies instruction isn’t lost with the emphasis on reading and math happening in most schools. Check out our standards alignments for Social Studies and Language Arts.
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