Graduate Project Title
Once Upon a Time: A Model Literature Based Approach to Teaching Social Studies in Early Childhood
Date of Degree Completion
Master of Education (MEd)
B. Keith Salyer
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
The purpose of this project was to design an early childhood social studies curriculum that integrated the use of children's literature, to be used in early childhood classrooms. Listening to and reading stories about social studies topics helps students to see the importance of various social studies issues and will allow them to connect personally with the theme by completing a wide range of related activities. National and state standards require students to understand many social studies concepts and using children's literature as a vehicle for learning the required standards can help students see the idea that social studies relates to everyone, everywhere.
Martone, Kristi Louisa, "Once Upon a Time: A Model Literature Based Approach to Teaching Social Studies in Early Childhood" (2007). All Graduate Projects. 151.