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Ways to help your child learn:

For Primary (Grades K-5) Students:

  1. Talk to your child about rules and ask them to help co-create rules for the home.
  2. Provide your child opportunities to discuss, explore, and experience different cultures by attending community events geared toward the celebration of cultures other than your own.
  3. Expose your child to various forms of maps. Ask them to draw maps, use symbols to present objects, and to ‘lead the way.’
  4. Find opportunities for your child to talk to family members and friends who immigrated to the United States. Have them match the year of their arrival with an event in U.S. history and discuss its significance.
For Secondary (Grades 6-12) Students
  1. Discuss current events, encourage the reading of newspapers and magazines and the watching of local and national news programs. Discuss the various viewpoints presented in news outlets with your child.
  2. Provide your child with Social Studies research material, i.e. atlas, globe, access to interactive Social Studies websites and biographies or ’stories of people’. 
  3. Discuss the world of work with your child, including wages, the demands of various jobs/professions and the work/training necessary to qualify.
  4. Teach your child the importance of being a good citizen by discussing at the dinner table local candidates for public office, issues, and problems  and solutions regarding your community.