I have used VTS predominantly in our reading and writing lesson. In first grade we often take picture walks through books ahead of time. This allows me to show students words they may not be familiar with. The pictures can usually be a great predictor for the words that need to be introduced. I can use the objects or characters in the photos to get students to predict what they story is about. It also allows us to talk about what they characters may be doing or how they may be feeling.
I have found this link that discusses how to incorporate VTS in the classroom. This could be used easily in a Social Studies lesson to get the students ideas of what we may be discussing.