The Adopt a Country Project enables students to learn about culture, history and current events of adopted countries; showcase research by designing a website; teach students; and experience life in adopted countries by utilizing virtual reality goggles. Students also identify and address a social issue faced by their adopted country and take informed action on their path to global citizenship.
Civic Capstones provide students with the opportunity to use the C3 Framework and the Inquiry Design Model to become the citizens our nation needs. Learn how to build a capstone, how to use inquiry to empower students, and how this product provides a deeper meaning to students transitioning into their college, career, and civic lives.
Enhance your teaching strategies toolbox by joining the 2017 Outstanding Social Studies Teachers of the Year as they share how they used tools such as the C3 Framework and NCSS Themes to bring their instruction to the next level by engaging students in meaningful learning.
Teachers benefit when professional development in historical thinking is longitudinal, collaborative, and learning-focused, with opportunities to discuss and try new practices in an intellectually nourishing environment. These aims can be confounded by school policy contexts that overemphasize achievement tests as accountability mechanisms. This presentation examines the interactions of PD and accountability pressures, with guidelines for program development and practices.
High school students in Seattle created a series of short documentary films that told the stories of immigrants in their school with the goal of increasing empathy among their peers. See how the Migration Stories Projects came to life.
Content is not curriculum. Developing student practices in writing and thinking requires consistency, clarity, and strong pedagogical thinking. Professor Bob Bain and teachers from the Big History Project will discuss their approaches (and successes) in using BHP course resources to teach wide range of students to "think on paper."
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.