Focus on Social Studies/History

This module was revised in 2017 to incorporate specific language, examples and tips for summer and year-round learning programs.

During this module presentation, participants will learn about social studies/history standards and ways in which out-of-school time programs can support mastery of those standards.

In this training participants will:

  • Be acquainted with the Social Studies/History Standards.
  • Have a minimum of 2 standards-based activities to share with the children/youth in their program.

Content Overview:

Symbols and Icons

Participants will get to experience one of the Social Studies/History Standards, learning to recognize national and state symbols and icons. This will open participants to discussing the various ways that their programs can help children and youth support standards.

Social Studies/History Overview and Cracking Social Studies/History Standards Open

Participants will receive information on Science Standards, completing a Scavenger Hunt Activity as well as a discussion about what is currently be done in program to support the mastery of standards.

Standards and Out-of-School Time Programs

Participants will have an opportunity to experience ways that afterschool can support the mastery of social studies/history standards by participating in games about factual information, geography and service learning projects.

Training Length: 2 hours