Bring joy to elementary social studies. Cultivate multi-age student partnerships to elevate agency, authentic learning, and diverse perspective-taking. Scaffold collaboration with transdisciplinary inquiry. Promote thinking routines through the study of migration.
How do we establish communities of conscience? Examine the integration of content and reflective practices with elementary social studies and the English Language Arts curriculum to create agents of social change.
Discover the tools to give students agency in critiquing their peers' work as a process to improve communication skills and deepen content knowledge. Learn how critique as an instructional tool to help students deepen their understanding of content as well as an assessment tool to help determine student understanding.
Discover the Tenement Museum's new elementary school curriculum on immigration that builds compassion and historical thinking skills as students explore the stories of real families from the past and present.
Recognize various recurring concepts and factual information prevalent in elementary-grade civic and history education. Learn how concepts repeat throughout elementary education and the rationale for teaching these important ideas.
Authors share how teachers can painlessly add short biographies from the NCSS Notable Trade Books list to model agency and activism, introduce underrepesented voices, explore research questions, and keep kids engaged.
Explore classroom-ready resources that integrate global citizenship, geographic thinking, literacy, technology, and C3 inquiry around the theme of Tokyo, its people, culture, and history, and the Olympic/Paralympic Games.