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Big Ideas in Social Studies

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Wiki Activity for the Social Studies Workshop on September 26, 2006


Big Ideas and Essential Questions in Social Studies



Activity Objectives

Welcome to the wiki. Our goals here are twofold: learn more about the world of wikis by participating in creating one, and collaborate with peers in thinking about Big Ideas and Essential Questions in social studies.


When we teach a particular unit, what are we really teaching about?




Each group will be assigned one of the Big Ideas below. Your job in the next hour is to create a wiki entry for the topic you are assigned.


The format for your wiki is an acrostic poem. After creating your poem, you will view another group's work, then edit it, make comments, add examples of classroom applications, etc.


Include words, phrases, observations, questions, ideas, etc. in your acrostic.


Click here to see a sample acrostic poem


Big Ideas and Essential Questions in Social Studies


The Big Idea is Power


The Big Idea is Citizenship


The Big Idea is Globalism


The Big Idea is Media

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