Investigating Family, Food, and Housing Themes in Social Studies
Curriculum and Instruction
Investigating Family, Food, and Housing Themes in Social Studies asks students to critically examine their own culture by contrasting it with the daily lives of average people in the past. What people ate, where people lived, and the functions of families are examined and contrasted to subjective, cultural ideals prescribing what families, food, and housing ought to have been. The relationship between housing, food, and family and social class, status, and gender are emphasized. Each chapter includes essential questions to focus student inquiry; historical overviews focused on changes in family, food, and housing from the pre-industrial era, through its transformation during the Industrial Revolution and into the twentieth century; learning activities; and primary source documents and images. This unique approach to teaching history and social studies supports thematic instruction, culturally responsive teaching, place-based education, and literacy in the elementary, middle, or secondary classrooms.
Rowman & Littlefield
social studies, curriculum, instruction, family, housing, food, themes in instruction
Curriculum and Instruction | Curriculum and Social Inquiry | Education | Junior High, Intermediate, Middle School Education and Teaching
Williams Resor, Cynthia, "Investigating Family, Food, and Housing Themes in Social Studies" (2017). EKU Faculty and Staff Books Gallery. 15.