• Using P.E.G.S. to study for Social Studies


    The P.E.G.S. in social studies stands for political, economic, geographic, and social. The students should use these four perspectives to guide them as they study.  









    ·         Government  Structure

    ·         Government changes

    ·         Rights of Citizens

    ·         Conflicts/Wars

    ·         Treaties/Alliances

    ·         Territorial acquisitions

    ·         Role of Government

    ·         Elections

    ·         Court decisions





    ·         Monetary system

    ·         Banking system

    ·         Trade

    ·         Products import/export

    ·         Industry

    ·         Agriculture

    ·         Standard of living

    ·         Employment

    ·         Taxes

    ·        Technology/Invention

    ·         How people meet their basic meets



    ·         The physical environment which people live and interact

    ·         The benefits and drawbacks created by the physical environment.



    ·         Family life

    ·         Gender roles

    ·         Laws regarding behavior

    ·         Customs

    ·         Religious practices

    ·         Leisure time and recreation

    ·         Education

    ·         Clothing and food

          .      Population
          .      Literacy Rate 


    The 4 Step plan for studyingTexas History:


    Step 1 – Determine the general concept or topic of the lesson.


    Step 2 – Using the P.E.G.S. chart, determine how the topic/concept relates to each column.


    Step 3 – From the information you have gathered, know how the column relate to each other (cause and effect).


    Step 4 – Finally, tie the information together across the chart and come up with a general conclusion or predict an outcome.  

    Click Here to see an example of using the P.E.G.S. http://gypsylibrarian.edu.glogster.com/4-pegs-of-social-studies/