Designed to support NCSS’s Inquiry Arc in their C3 Framework, an IDM has basically three parts: questions, resources, and tasks.
I love the ability of digitized maps to allow access to all sorts of data in all sorts of very visual ways.
If you’re not having classroom conversations about both current events and political issues focused on impeachment, you’re probably doing it wrong.
Is it possible to take the best parts of Madeline’s model and adapt it to a world that needs our students to be engaged, informed, and knowledgable citizens?
One of my fave conversations centered on the idea of using emojis as a way to help kids make sense of social studies and incorporating them as part of a quality lesson that can help improve student thinking and literacy skills.
Be sure to make a stop at the Nat Geo Mapping Resources page to find the MapMaker Interactive and other handy tools.
In 2014 Finland began noticing intentional misinformation campaigns focused around issues like immigration, the European Union, or whether Finland should become a full member of NATO.
To help energize your first awesome week with kids, here are six great ways to kick off the school year.
The world of school is different now. We’re not following the traditional model of kids in rows and teacher centered instruction.
What better way to spend part of May tramping around places like Gettysburg, Antietam, Chancellorsville, Harpers Ferry, and Corydon, Indiana?
These six questions were part of a larger survey given to 1200 people between the ages of 18 – 26 by National Geographic and the Council for Foreign Relations.
Tenae Alfaro, Slate Creek principal, is planning a summer trip and so she asked fourth grade kids to do some in-depth research and plan a trip for her.
Students access articles, editorials, and resources covering a variety of topics on a regular basis.
Your students pick a character from 1787 and spend their time trying to get the Constitution ratified by the different states.
If we are to understand the United State and the world today, we must understand slavery’s history and continuing impact.
If we’re going to help our kids become knowledgable, engaged, and active citizens, they need to be solving problems and addressing questions.
The activity led to a great conversation around effective tools and resources that teachers and students can use while accessing and organizing online information.