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I Don't Like Maps. I Use GPS.: Using Historical Maps

Guided exploration of historical U.S. maps includes the use of learning logs and organizers, which help to generate inquiry questions about social life, economics, and conflicts inside and between countries.

Critical Media Literacy and Social Studies

Explore core concepts of critical media literacy as applied in K-12 classrooms. Standards-based lesson plans are provided, along with demonstrations of an inquiry-based framework.

Hands On | Minds On

Elementary social studies gets lost in the demand for literacy and mathematics teaching, but social studies is the bridge between content and skills that can excite students.

Growing Social Studies in the Early Childhood Garden

Our Reggio Emilio-inspired preschool garden differed from traditional gardens by including regionally grown crops. Five themes grew from children's interviews showing strong NCSS connections not usually found in preschool gardens.


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