The heart and soul of myWorld Social Studies is the myStory System We began with the world's oldest educational technique–storytelling–and applied the latest educational research and digital technology to create a ground-breaking approach to Social Studies instruction. myStory System utilizes the instructional framework of Understanding by Designtm to ensure that Social Studies lessons move beyond meeting standards to higher-level learning.
We connect to students' emotions through stories, preparing them to learn, focusing on Social Studies content while reinforcing literacy instruction. To spark students' interest the class engages in a meaningful discussion around an Essential Question and views a video related to the questions. Built in literacy instruction and support is aligned. Students experience content through engaging, interactive presentations and hands on activities.
Our innovative materials are seamlessly integrated, providing a blended program that is engaging, effective and easy to use. Interactive Student Worktexts facilitate instruction and reinforce new skills and concepts. Digital courseware incorporates activities that have students thinking and doing and out of their seats to manipulate information on an interactive whiteboard. Social Studies content comes alive!
Students demonstrate understanding by writing stories based on each chapter's content and current events. Using a unique digital storytelling tool, structured writing assignments tie together your Social Studies, literacy instruction, and 21st Century Skills in a way no other program can. Unlike typical assessments, students apply what they have learned to produce personalized content that demonstrates deep understanding.
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