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Social Studies For Kids

Eduardo Said:

Is there any places i can go to order school books for kids that are k-3?

We Answered:

The best prices on-line for homeschool materials can be found at Rainbow Resource. They are very helpful and friendly (if you need to call them).

Given your circumstances, I would check with the school district to see if they have anything they can give you for free. Districts usually change textbooks every one or two years and they have to get rid of the old materials.

Jack Said:

How many kids are in Adoption Agencies in the US?

We Answered:

There are 3,000 adoption agencies in the United States. I'm not sure how many children are in each agency.

Lester Said:

Did you know that senators and political people failed a politics test?

We Answered:

well that is really sad but if you think about the American people are the ones electing these clowns into office. Americans are so wrapped up in looks and marketing it screws itself when it comes to policy. We all need to be more informed and hold our elected officials responsible also.

Kirk Said:

becoming a social studies teacher. good idea/bad idea?

We Answered:

No, becoming a social studies teacher is a dead end. there are no jobs for social studies teachers in secondary schools today. It has not had the interests in the area pressed on the Congress from it major organization, National Council of Social Studies (NCSS). The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) also only mentioned English and Mathematics to be emphasized, reformed, and funded.


That information leaves no doubt about ones future as a social studies teacher in the public schools. The safer and more fruitful area to consider at the secondary level is to major in secondary English or mathematics in seeking a major for a BA in secondary education.

Another area to consider in teaching is Elementary Education where the job opportunities would be available and one could stay close to ones family.Kindergarten, elementary school, middle school, and secondary school teachers, held about 3.5 million jobs in 2008. Of the teachers in those jobs, about 179,500 were kindergarten teachers, 1.5 million were elementary school teachers, 659,500 were middle school teachers, and 1.1 million were secondary school teachers. Employment of teachers is geographically distributed much the same as the population.

Employment is projected to grow about as fast as the average for all occupations. Job prospects are best for teachers in high-demand fields, such as mathematics, science, and bilingual education, and in less desirable urban or rural school districts. Employment of kindergarten, elementary, middle, and secondary school teachers is expected to grow by 13 percent between 2008 and 2018, which is about as fast as the average for all occupations. Good luck.

Shane Said:

What grade would you give me on my 8thgrade social studies essay?tell me what i need to change n stuff?

We Answered:

I'm no teacher so I don't know how to set a grade but I think you have an interesting topic, something I'm sure you could write a whole book on. Here are a few tips.

Some basic aspects which may seem trivial compared to content, but they actually in some cases affect the ability of the reader to understand your arguments: spelling and grammar. For now you need to check your spelling because there are a number of misspellings in the essay. For example you spelled culture "cuklture". There are also places where you have a word that is spelled correctly but used incorrectly. Where you say "curing" at the beginning of the essay I think you meant "during" and you wrote "brought fourth" but that should be "brought forth". I also think that at the end of the essay the word you are wanting to use is 'beginning' not 'begging'. Oh and the Latin music style is spelled merengue.

Also re-check your grammar. There are missing commas and, for example, when you are using the genitive case (possessive case) and the noun ends in 'S' you don't add another 'S'. Thus where it says Louis's it should just say Louis'.

You taught me a new word though. I've never heard the term songstress, just singer. Thanks for that.

As for content I don't think I can help much there. Let me just summarize the points I think you are trying to make. That way you can tell if something is not coming across clearly or if you are getting the message out that you want.

You begin by emphasizing the development of jazz as a part of the post World War II era of development in American culture. You also say that the sound of jazz came from all over the globe, although it seems to me that you later say that it was developed in New Orleans by African Americans of West African descent. So that to me seems to be rather more specific than "all over the globe".

You ask an important question: would jazz have developed had Africans not been brought to the United States as slaves? You also point out the generation gap between parents who disapproved of this new sound and children who loved it. Also you point out that the music helped to break down racial barriers.

Then you talk about the importance of women in jazz and Louis Armstrong and how he had a mixed band and refused to play segregated concert venues.

You talk about the role that jazz has had in the development of other music genres and then conclude by talking about how jazz had a large impact on American culture and that it came about during a time of evolution for young people and women and demonstrated that music is universal and helped African Americans achieve a more prominent position, or perhaps I should say to become more visible, in American culture, possibly helping to pave the way for the civil rights movement of the 60s.

Is that more or less what you were trying to get across?

Glen Said:

What grade would you give me on my essay for my 8th grade social studies class?

We Answered:

I'm going to have to agree with the others about your grammatical errors.

You have some capitalization errors,also spelling and punctuation.If your original does not contain these issues then you will be fine.

I must also agree that it is better not to ask questions in your essay. These can be reworded into statements without losing the impact that you intended for them to have in the first place.

I will have to diagree with Olivia,who had a very good answer,about the relevance of hairstyle and fashion to your essay.First it is not like this is being used as one of the main points of your work.Second jazz music absolutely influenced,to some point,the styles,fashion and hair of the day at least in isolated areas of America's subcultures,and was probably the beggining of music and fashion/style influencing one another.

You may want to use spellcheck,but don't rely soley on that.You use the word "beggining" twice in the last paragraph and misspell as "begging" which is the correct spelling of begging meaning : to beg.As this is a correct spelling spellcheck will not catch this one.

Other than these grammitcal errors your content is fine and relevent to your subject.A few repititions you could do without but these should not be a problem especially at an eighth grade level.

All in all it seems well researched and in the eighth grade that carries a lot of weight in your grade as research can be time consuming and many students try to avoid it.

Yahoo questions is a prime example of this as many of the questions asked here are the result of students who are mearly too lazy to do there own research.Researching material on your own is how you learn and retain knowledge.

Thank you for doing your own work,and despite a few easily corrected grammatical errors this essay should bring you a grade of A easily,B+ at the very least.

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