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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Using Michigan's Emergency Management policies (Detroit Public Schools & Flint water crisis), participants will discover a variety of pedagogical opportunities to build civic engagement through local investigations across multiple ages.
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.