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.
Action Civics requires that students engage in democratic action via technology and social networking. Discover strategies that incorporate new technologies and tips for ensuring successful student projects.
The arts reflect and influence historical events and interpretation. This session demonstrates project-based approaches incorporating music and visual arts, providing deeper understanding of historical eras and societal change.
Explore using a variety of visuals to engage middle school students in history and civics. This fun, interactive session will provide strategies on how to incorporate visuals without sacrificing content.
Promote civic participation and global awareness in students by exploring engaging stories about young international activists seeking social justice. Leave with interactive lessons, classroom-ready activities, and content for middle school.
Exercising distributed cognition and expertise, this presentation shares a 1920s unit that involved 7th-grade social studies students mentored by undergraduates in an educational psychology class, using an indirect digital internship.
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.