Globalization offers opportunities aplenty for students to develop empathy for people near and far. Learn hands-on strategies, including ideas from NG Learning products, to help students become caring, global citizens.
Though Canada and the U.S. are linked historically, economically, and geographically, our largest trading partner receives little instructional focus. Experience hands-on lessons about shared borders, economics, population, and language.
Gain an understanding of the value of Document-Based Questions, and how to change the focus from an open analysis to a deeper analysis while incorporating argumentative writing skills within each document analysis. Participants will also identify ways to scaffold the DBQ process for special population students, ELL and Special Needs. Participants will gain an understanding of how to include documents to teach content and learning that is student-centered instead of teacher-centered. World War I documents will be used to drive the session.
Cartoonists comment on current events, making people laugh and think. How does a reader discern historical fact from fiction from commentary? Historical thinking and media literacy will be explored. Handouts.
Problem-based Enhanced Language Learning (PBELL) is a powerful pedagogy that develops academic language. Teacher-created and teacher-tested PBELL World History middle-school lessons designed to cultivate empathy through instruction will be shared.
This session introduces online curricula and resources for teaching about Muslim history, practices, and contributions as well as interfaith curricula comparing the five major world religions for middle and high schools.
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.