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.
Learn how to use visual images with Visual Thinking Routines to improve comprehension, critical thinking skills, and empathy. Benefits include addressing diverse learning styles/levels and affection domain. Extensive resources.
Explore how to engage students in historical inquiry, source analysis, and media literacy to examine Native American experiences from early resistance during Westward Expansion and the Occupation of Wounded Knee to DAPL protests.
Harness technology to empower your students' individual learning styles, while making global connections! Receive complimentary instructional resources and information about a fully funded travel fellowship to Germany.
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.