One of the most effective ways to make Social Studies curriculum topics meaningful is to show how they connect to a student's life experience. This guide shows some easily accessed resources for hometown history and simple strategies to enhance learning. If you as teacher are using a national level document as a primary source lesson, always ask, "what is the local connection? Is there something close to home I can include?
What happened here?
Who lived here?
Were local people involved in this (broad event/topic)?
How did this (broad event/topic) affect the people who lived where I do?