Some would be good for instructional purposes. Some are more historically accurate than others.
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.
In DBQuest, students are provided with a Big Question that is used to guide student thinking and examination using three selected primary resources.
The Global Problem Solvers is designed to introduce middle-to-high-school students to social innovation with a particular focus on how they can use technology to create effective solutions to seemingly unsolvable problems.