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Strategies to Support Vocabulary Development in the Social Studies Classroom: Part 1

One vocabulary strategy useful for social studies classrooms is Alphablocks. This tool helps students track their own thinking and organize vocabulary. The blocks are meant to capture words or phrases associated with a theme within a discipline.

Vocabulary Development in the Social Studies Classroom

Taking more time at the onset or at an important juncture in the learning process can help students internalize and solidify new ideas, allowing for momentum when it really counts.

Vocabulary Development in the Arts & Humanities Classroom

Students often feel overwhelmed in the arts and humanities classrooms because the vocabulary is a mixed bag of words derived from other languages that seem simple but have substantial weight when considered in context or words that cross disciplines with similar, but nuanced meanings in each content area. 

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