These key prompts can help social studies teachers and students gauge a compelling question’s rigor, relevance, and functionality.Secondary Level Civics/Government
Using the Indian Removal Act to Teach Critical Thinking Carol BuswellThe featured primary source in support of Native American tribes who were victims of the Indian Removal Act in 1830 can be used to spark a classroom lesson on this disturbing period in American history. Secondary Level US History
Confederate Monuments: Heritage, Racism, Anachronism, and Who Gets to Decide? Mandy Tompkins Gibson, Gabriel A. ReichThis inquiry, which explores the current debate on what should be done with Confederate monuments, engages students in historical, geographic and civic skills. Secondary Level US History
A Higher Standard of Practice Lawrence M. PaskaOur new standards for the preparation of social studies teachers are a vital resource for teacher preparation and represent a deeper potential for the entire social studies profession.
Attending to Children’s Civic Learning … In the In-Between Jennifer HauverCivic education may have been pushed to the margins in schools, but children are doing civics all the time as they negotiate relationships and address problems on the playground, in the cafeteria, and in the hallways.
How Can Middle School Students Take Public Action? Ron C. Hustvedt Jr.The C3 Framework serves as an excellent guiding tool as students examine public issues and communicate their views to public officials. Middle Level
Race and the WPA Slave Narratives: A Lesson in Historiography Michael J. SwoggerThe Library of Congress’s Slave Narratives Collection present students with an opportunity to expand their understanding of slavery in America while grappling with questions about interpretations of the past. Secondary Level US History
Above and Beyond the Standards: How Practiced Communicators Teach African American History Caren S. Oberg, Candra FlanaganThe results of the featured research study can help teachers become practiced communicators when presenting African American history to their students.