Learn how students collaborate online to craft historical arguments about democratic principles. Participants will engage with sample activities, review examples of student work, and get free material.
Growing out of three NEH teacher institutes, this session presents inquiry arcs, major concepts, and suggested resources for US History teachers planning instruction about the Gilded Age and Progressive Era.
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.
Social studies educators teach students the content knowledge, intellectual skills, and civic values necessary for fulfilling the duties of citizenship in a participatory democracy. The mission of National Council for the Social Studies is to provide leadership, service, and support for all social studies educators.