Research shows students struggle to apply learning to other classes and their world. By utilizing thematic timelines, teachers can train students to recognize themes outside the context in which learning occurred.
Reexamine the traditional uses of political cartoons in the social studies classroom by investigating their parallels with memes as political commentary. Explore the use of meme generators for student creation.
Learn about an interactive, classroom-ready lesson demonstration using primary sources including images, excerpted court decisions, and writings of Martin Luther King Jr. to explore the twentieth-century civil rights movement.
Involve students in compelling inquiries: researching and documenting the stories of their own families and community members, in historic and current American contexts, with historical societies, libraries, families and neighbors.