Why is social studies so important? Knowing geography and history allows you to understand print, audio and visual media with meaningful comprehension. Ever read something and have trouble visualizing the setting? Or perhaps confused by events mentioned and how they are relevant to a story? The more world history and geography you absorb, the more you will understand and enjoy books, movies, songs and even cartoons! As social studies teachers, we challenge you to read as many books as possible and share your learning experiences with your peers.
Pick a book from the list below, visit the school or public library and get started!
Books are groups into categories by world regions.
A Fabricated Mexican- Rick R. Rivera
Maya's Divided World- Gloria Velasquez
Slient Dancing- Judith Ortiz Cofer
Stories from Mexico- Genevieve Barlow & William N. Stivers
Hispanic, Female & Young: An Anthology- Phyllis Tashlik