What does Disciplinary Literacy look like in the Social Studies classroom?
The National Council for the Social Studies states that "Skills necessary to help our students thrive in a world of continuous and accelerating change are emphasized. These include discipline-based literacy, multi-disciplinary awareness, information gathering and analysis, inquiry and critical thinking, communication, data analysis and the prudent use of twenty-first century media and technology. Skills are embedded throughout meaningful social studies lessons, rather than added at the end." (emphasis added)
Examples in the classroom include:
The Revised NCSS Standards: Ideas for the Classroom Teacher by Syd Golston. Published in Social Education 74(4) pp210-216, copyright 2010.