I was wondering if anyone would be willing to answer some questions about teaching social studies for me? I am working on Social Studies Methods and curriculums, and I need to get the perspective of some teachers outside of my own state (Washington) and how they deal with the S.S standards for their state. Feel free to share anything you'd like; the questions below are just a kind of guideline. Thank you, HB Social Studies Interview I’m seeing that at some schools, social studies are not covered daily, but instead every other day or every other week (alternated with science content). Some of the teachers manage to integrate social studies into other content areas, like using a biography of Thomas Edison in the literature program. • How much time do you spend on social studies instruction? o Did you implement this schedule or is it part of a school-wide curriculum? o Does this work well for you and your students? How do you make it work? • Do you use a textbook? o If so, which is it and would you recommend it to other teachers? • Do you feel like the Social Studies standards are easy to understand and follow? • In my State, the standards are divided into five areas; Civics, Economics, Geography, History, or Social Studies skills. Does your state divide standards in a similar way? o Which of your state standards is hardest for you to meet? • What is your biggest challenge in teaching social studies? • What aspect of teaching Social studies do you enjoy the most?