This series is designed for those who currently use, or interested in learning about integrating music in their classroom studies. Over the course of four (4) webinars, examine how popular music reflects and impacts society; analyze topics and themes of significant events through the lens of song; and discuss ideas and strategies educators have found effective when using music to engage and inform their students.
Presenter: Stephen Armstrong, NCSS Past President and Social Studies Consultant, Connecticut Department of Education, Hartford, CT, has lead workshops on popular music and social studies at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, as well as at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts at the original location of the Woodstock Music Festival.
Join this webinar to learn more about the Sikh-American community. Sikhism is the fifth largest World Religion with 25 million followers and Sikhs have been in America for over 130 years. Find out about their religion, culture, identity and values. Discover NCSS endorsed resources about Sikhism which you can use in your classroom!
Author Ta-Nehisi Coates, filmmaker Ava DuVernay, and author and activist Janet Mock see their basic assumptions about their families challenged, placing their ancestors — of all colors — into the greater context of black history through genetic analysis and traditional historiographic sleuthing.
About the series: Join Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. to uncover the surprising ancestral stories of 28 guests, including Scarlett Johansson, Larry David, Amy Schumer, Ted Danson, Paul Rudd, Lupita Nyong'o, Carmelo Anthony and Ta-Nehisi Coates. 10/24 Read more
Most social studies topics incorporate archaeological information. Learn about standards-based educational resources offered by the leading international archaeology organizations. Lesson plans, classroom resources, and recommended electronic media provided.
Learn about a secondary social studies methods course that emphasizes the use of primary source analysis to address the interdisciplinary nature of the social sciences and development of critical thinking skills.
See how NAfME engaged music practitioners in designing and implementing instructional units that align to the National Music Standards' Responding Process as a part of their Teaching with Primary Sources activities.
At the elementary level, social studies naturally lends itself to hands-on, dynamic learning and pedagogically sound approaches. Discover how History Club is opening students to learning and making social studies content personally relevant.
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.