Develop teaching strategies and best practices for discussing race. Learn which resources to use to help lessen racial bias among teachers and students, and help create a more trusting classroom environment.
Powerful social studies classrooms are rich with discussion and deliberation of controversial issues, but it takes practice to build a classroom where students feel safe, drive the discussion, and ensure equity of voice. Explore methods, consider relevant issues, and share best practices.
Informed action provides students an opportunity to apply classroom learning to real world problems. Learn how K-12 teachers employ this proven practice of civic education as an assessment that enhances learning and builds important social science and SEL competencies.
Discover concepts in social studies and STEAM through current events. Master informational texts, news articles, podcasts, and graphic organizers to meet Illinois Social Science standards, Common Core, and the C3 Framework.
Inquiry as engagement can be daunting for educators in these politically polarized times. Learn how administrators can endeavor to support teachers in the proven practices of civic education to achieve student success and more equitable outcomes.