This is a great article that informs teachers of ways they can infuse social studies concepts and themes throughout the students physical environment, the classroom! The article explains that creating a classroom that has artifacts, informations, and images that show a variety of social studies concepts helps shape student’s incidental learning and helps to build a sense of community. Some ideas the article gives is having globes and maps around the classroom, decorating the walls with time lines, and posting images of famous historical places and people. This article is a great read for teachers looking to add more social studies time into their classroom, as well as engaging students.
Creating a Classroom Space that Maximizes Social Studies Learning