Chapter 2: Teaching Gero About American Symbols: Academic Vocabulary in Social Studies

Chapter 2 focuses on teaching Social Studies to English learners, addressing the following:
  • Nature of social studies texts and vocabulary
  • Specific challenges English learners face in social studies
  • Developing English learners’ academic vocabulary in social studies
  • Kindergarten social studies lesson before and after application of the Academic Subjects Protocol (lesson analysis and adaptations) for English learners
Below we provide additional information on major topics addressed in or relevant to the content of Chapter 2, with links to each topic’s webpage that includes a brief narrative overview of the topic, followed by headings of subtopics with categorized, annotated links to freely available resources that can be used for further study or to activities that can be viewed or conducted in classes or workshops. At the bottom of this page, we share links to online resources for classroom use with English learners K-12.

Haitian Students in US Schools

Teaching Social Studies to English Learners

Identifying Gifted English Learners