How to Use Graphic Organizers In Teaching Social Studies
A graphic organizer is a visual display that demonstrates relationships between facts, concepts or ideas. A graphic organizer guides the learner's thinking as they fill in and build upon a visual map or diagram. A graphic organizer, also known as a knowledge map, concept map, story map, cognitive organizer, advance organizer, or concept diagram. It is a tutorial tool that uses visual symbols to express knowledge, concepts, thoughts, or ideas, and the relationships between them. The purpose of a graphic organizer is to help students by simplifying information and by inspiring thinking skills.
In the Social Studies classroom teachers use many different tools to help their students make sense of the content they are studying.one of them is graphic organizers.
Here I’m going to mention how we can use a graphic organizer in teaching a strand People, Places, and Environment for key stage 1, grade 2.
Sub strand: Society and the Environment
Discuss and talk about the 4 different seasons. Show them the graphic organizer made by the teacher, about the seasons. Paste the map on the board. Explain 4 seasons. Explain how each season differs from one another. Assign the students to write 3 sentences for each season and draw a tree to describe different season. Then they should present it to the class.