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“We have to start teaching social studies in the younger years, as this is a time in the children’s lives when they begin to develop social, problem-solving, and certain societal attitudes and views that will influence the rest of their lives.” These words written in a blog by Sarah Haywood, a student in the Gardner-Webb School of Education, recently gained the attention of Fay Gore, Section Chief for K-12 Social Studies at N.C. Department of Public Instruction (DPI). “It was my second post of the social studies methods class, about why the subject of social studies was such a crucial subject to teach in elementary schools,” Haywood shared.
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Office of University Communications, "Elementary Education Major Gets Attention of Official at N.C. DPI" (2015). Gardner-Webb NewsCenter Archive. 1056.