How to use Role Play in teaching Social Studies
The study of culture examines the socially transmitted beliefs, values, institutions, behaviors, traditions and way of life of a group of people; it also encompasses other cultural attributes and products, such as language, literature, music, arts and artifacts, and foods
Sub-strand: Society and The Environment
The Environment and Society specialization within the Geography major provides students with an understanding of the reciprocal relationships between social and environmental processes. Environmental geographers are concerned with how human beings use the earth and how humans impact the environments in which they live.
Role-play is an effective learning strategy in which students act the part of another character, thereby gaining an appreciation for others' points of view as well an understanding of the complexity of resolving issues and problems in the real world.
Role playing is a way of working through a situation, a scenario, or a problem by assuming roles and practicing what to say and do in a safe setting. This kind of learning experience has several benefits and advantages when it's implemented skillfully by a good trainer or teacher.
Role play will give children the skills to handle problematic social interactions, such as bullying, which may happen as they progress through life. When children engage in role playing it helps to develop their way of thinking and helps them to develop feelings of empathy.
Role play is an important part of child development, as it builds confidence, creativity communication, physical development and problem solving. Along with being a fun activity, it also allows children to get into character and act out real life roles or fictional performances.