Social Studies for English Language Learners: Teaching Social Studies that Matters

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In recent years the number of school-age English language learners (ELLs) in the United States has grown rapidly and by some counts the total is now approaching 15 million. Generally, ELLs are mainstreamed in classes with their Englishspeaking peers, social studies often being one of the first classes into which they are placed. Although fragments of help have begun to appear in recent years, such as a page or two in the class text's teacher's guide, most social studies teachers have been ill-prepared to teach students who are not proficient in English.

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Social Education, v. 73, issue 6, p. 271-274

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