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Which Field Experience Design is Best for Social Studies Methods?

Preservice teachers benefit from quality field experiences, but what is the best design for social studies? Mixed-methods analyses of 81 students' responses compare four variations of field experience designs.

Students Can Ask Great Questions (and Give Better Answers)

Explore the Melbourne Method, a Socratic seminar style approach to reading and arguing about texts, and its components: asking questions, answering questions, and evaluating those answers (and questions).

Cultivating Social Justice and Cultural Diversity in Harsh Climates

We do not live in a post-colonial era. Colonialism 1.0 has been upgraded to Colonialism 2.0. Explore the struggle to cultivate social justice and cultural diversity in harsh climates.

What Do I Stand For? Self-Identification Techniques for Novice Teachers

Consider how the C3 Inquiry Arc can help early career teachers look inward in order to better plan fair and objective learning activities.

Join the Club: Social Studies Ed as Service

A student-led social studies education club allows preservice social studies teachers to take control of their learning, collaborate across cohorts, and give service to the community and field.

How Do I Teach Them? SDAIE Methodologies in Rural Wisconsin

Explore the difficulties in teaching social studies methodologies for English Language Learners to preservice teachers at a racially homogenous university.

... and with Social Studies Instruction for ALL

Our democracy depends on all students being engaged in social studies. Learn how preservice teachers use Universal Design for Learning to create inquiry opportunities in social studies for all students.

Cultivating Preservice Teachers' Cultural Competency

Learn about implementing a cultural immersion course to develop preservice teachers' cultural competency. Participants will share lessons learned and supportive materials to use when implementing a similar course.

Using Choices' New Teacher Kit and Curriculum with Preservice Teachers

Learn how the Choices Program enables soon-to-be-teachers to incorporate C3 Framework skills and multiple perspectives into their teaching. Choices' free New Teacher Kit and strategies for its implementation are provided.

Unfinished Sentences: Testimonies from the Salvadoran Civil War

Bring grassroots history into your classroom! The Unfinished Sentences Testimony Archive is an online collection of videos telling the story of the Salvadoran civil war from the perspective of survivors.

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