Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Social studies thinking: looking for the implications

Shreveport Common Link model by trudeau
Shreveport Common Link model, a photo by trudeau on Flickr.

A higher level of thinking: finding the implications in social studies reading and discussion.

The implication is something implied. It is suggested as naturally to be inferred or understood. Ex: to resent an implication of dishonesty.
the act of implying: His implication of immediate changes surprised us.

In most of my classes the overwhelming number of students are those who have grown up in the Shreveport area. There's little "new blood." It implies that the local population is stagnant. My informal survey certainly does not prove anything. But the implication - that we might have a static population - may be worth pursuing.