Using the city as a laboratory transforms the methodology and content of the social studies curriculum. It becomes a powerful, engaging, integrating, and puzzling tool for students to understand their context.
Learn how to teach with and about graphical elements of social studies texts. In an increasingly multi-modal world, interpreting information within and across modes is essential to engaged citizenship.
Learn how students can generate inquiry questions to guide their social studies outcomes as they think like historians, political scientists, activists, economists, and geographers. Classroom examples will be shared!
Learn to create a Socratic Classroom to encourage critical thinking and inquiry. Leave with lesson ideas, ready to implement Socratic circles, student debates, and classroom councils when you get home.