Learning cultural sensitivity begins early. Introduce students to North American indigenous peoples--First Nations, Inuit, and Métis--through thoughtfully-selected picture books in a modern context. Multiple resources distributed.
K-5 students use visual arts, drama, and dance to stimulate writing about civic learning. Students' self-reflections demonstrate understandings of civic learning. Learn by creating civic learning art with us!
Explore a model fostering development of pro-social and civic skills with 3-4 year-olds in culturally diverse environments, and consider field-based ways to engage children in addressing pro-socially-oriented actions on age-appropriate issues.
Tired of traditional approaches to Columbus and Thanksgiving? Explore ideas for critically engaging elementary students in Native issues using a variety of resources and activities. Resources provided!
Learn how to pair historical photographs with non-fiction narrative texts to spark student imagination, resulting in questions that lead students to inquiry projects that they are interested in pursuing.
The C3 Teachers Inquiry Design Model is the structure for our multicultural fair lessons. Preservice teachers and elementary school teachers co-design and co-teach with the C3 Teachers Inquiry Design Model.
Learn about and experience an integrative lesson that asked fifth-graders to use literacy practices (e.g., Found Poetry) in order to think historically and reconsider their notions of democratic citizenship.
Picture book biographies combine strong narratives with powerful illustrations. Receive examples of books and related activities for upper elementary social studies curriculum. A bibliography will be provided.
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.