People, Places, and Environments: Social Studies and Spanish Cultural Enrichment
If the young people of this nation are to become effective participants in a democratic society, then social studies must be an essential part of the curriculum in the early childhood/elementary years. In a world that demands independent and cooperative problem solving to address complex social, economic, ethical, and personal concerns, the social studies are as basic for survival as reading, writing, and computing. Knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for informed and thoughtful participation in society require a systematically developed program focused on concepts from history and the social sciences.
Helms, R. G.,
& Ankenbauer, M.
(2009). People, Places, and Environments: Social Studies and Spanish Cultural Enrichment. Social Studies and the Young Learner, 22 (1), 4-7.