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.
We tell them about history and have them read about history but we never let them experience history.
We shouldn’t forget that history, social studies, civics, econ, geography are all about people. And about their stories.
The National Women’s History Project aims to make excellent, user-friendly materials readily available for all areas of the K-12 curriculum.
If you’re planning to take advantage of the many different summer PD options, now is the time for finishing up your applications.
What’s the bacon of social studies? That one thing that is so delicious that you need to integrate it into your classroom?
The sad thing is that much of what we call geography instruction fails to make these emotional connections. The result? Our kids don’t remember basic geographic info or make the connections between place, people, and events.vv
You just finished putting together a great instructional lesson or unit. Then you realize . . . you haven’t created the rubric yet.
We often forget how powerful the arts can be in connecting our kids with social studies content and big ideas.