Learn about a student-centered inquiry approach merging Interactive Student Networks, technology, disciplinary literacies unique to social studies, and conceptual understanding. Leave with an engaging new way of assessing students' understanding.
Examine how teachers can utilize primary and secondary sources related to historical and contemporary monuments to promote media literacy and critical thinking. Handouts and resources will be provided.
Begin a decolonization conversation. Using scripts, participants walk in someone else's shoes as Europeans and First Nations in The Blanket Exercise, a condensed version of Canada's colonial history. Handouts provided.
Tired of using outdated, obsolete printed Civics curriculum? Learn new ways to integrate ever-changing technology into Civic Education using open-source curriculum, primary resources, and student-led inquiry.
Experience an innovative approach to teaching social studies that supports English Language Learners. PBELL enhances the roots of PBL by intentionally planning opportunities for students to develop and practice language.
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.