Making social studies authentic is as easy as looking in your backyard. Preservice teachers join their local historical museum creating lessons that accelerate student learning and accentuate the museum’s exhibits.
Social justice is complex and consists of many diverse interpretations. This session investigates the origins of social justice and considers implications of its adovcacy in social studies pre-service classrooms.
An action research study designed to increase teacher candidate’s disposition towards civic engagement, beginning with increasing their knowledge of current events, leading to the development of an informed opinion.
History is marked by injustice with education often at the center of the controversy. Participants will explore ways to use social justice pedagogy to interrupt injustice encountered by pre-service teachers.
A project design enabling student teachers to assess the Common Core standards. Qualitative and quantitative data from secondary students, student teachers, and cooperating teachers evaluating the success of the project.
This poster presentation offers a technological alternative to traditional social studies classroom practices in order to connect, discuss, collect, offer, and create social studies communities and content in diverse ways.