Are there crickets in your classroom? Or several dominant voices? Overcome the imbalance with discussion-based teaching, where active listening creates an inclusive climate of inquiry. For middle school and beyond.
In 1951 Henrietta Lacks, an African American mother of five passed; unbeknownst to her, her cells were harvested for research. A pinwheel discussion will determine if Ms. Lacks received social justice.
This multimedia poster presentation highlights a new oral history project with former women representatives and staff for the centennial of the election of the first woman in Congress--Jeannette Rankin.
Explore injustice in the American criminal justice system through the case of a teenage murder defendant, Adnan Syed. Participants will access primary source documents and leave with ready-to-use, learner-centered lessons.
Senior high school students will get excited about voting with this election simulation. Students reflect upon political views, organize and execute campaigns, and track candidates. Resources will be distributed.
Receive inquiry-based pedagogical strategies to examine the historical context and contemporary debate around current immigration trends in the United States, particularly emigration from Latin America.
Learn how students become empowered citizens through project-based learning in civics and government, taking informed civic actions on issues they care about and effectively communicating their conclusions to others.
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.