The Essential Role of Social Studies: Reflections on Arne Duncan's Article Steve Goldberg, Syd Golston, Michael Yell, Gayle Thieman, Peggy AltoffNCSS President Steve Goldberg and former presidents Syd Golston, Michael Yell, Gayle Thieman, and Peggy Altoff point out the effects that education policies have had on the social studies and call on our national leaders to change these policies.
Page from the Log Book of the USS Harriet Lane and Painting by Thomas P. Rossiter, Related to the Prince of Wales's 1860 Visit to Mount Vernon Lee Ann Potter, Elizabeth K. Eder, and Michael HusseyThe featured document and painting about the then-Prince of Wales's visit to Mount Vernon serve as excellent primary sources for a lesson on American diplomatic history. Secondary Level US History
Examining Corporate Messaging: Do the Claims Hold up to the Truth? Debra Plafker-GuttIn this lesson, students investigate corporate and consumer behavior by collecting Starbucks artifacts, creating their own survey, and examining an ethnographic study. Secondary Level
Manifest Destiny and Competing Voices on the Eve of the Cherokee Removal Prentice T. ChandlerExploring westward expansion and the Cherokee Trail of Tears with primary sources from multiple perspectives enables students to develop a more nuanced understanding about the concept of Manifest Destiny. Secondary Level
More Recommended Favorites/Bookmarks for Teaching Social Studies with the Internet C. Frederick RisingerHere is an updated list of educational websites the author considers most worthy of bookmarking. Secondary Level
The People Unite: Learning Meaningful Civics Online Annette Boyd Pitts, Charles Dziuban, and Jeffrey W. CornettStudents learn how to address community issues and the role of governments when they partner with classes from other countries through an online civic education problem-solving model. Secondary Level