This text is designed to facilitate planning for preservice and inservice social studies educators through lesson and unit examples that reinforce basic language arts skills. Social Studies Instruction: Incorporating the Language Arts features a series of lesson plans that can be used as models for the unit development of suggested topics for grade-levels one through six. Intended to provide guidance for teachers as they plan instruction, this dynamic text equips teachers with a firm background for subsequent lesson and unit planning that reinforces basic skills while focusing on social studies content. The ideas that are presented in this text expand on the standards that are set forth by the National Council of Social Studies, as well as by the State Departments of Education. The examples illustrate an integrated approach to teaching social studies content and the reinforcement of basic reading, writing and speaking skills. Activities are intended to elicit and maintain student interest, active participation, and an in-depth understanding of historical content.