Expanding Visions/Bridging Traditions
Our Reggio Emilio-inspired preschool garden differed from traditional gardens by including regionally grown crops. Five themes grew from children's interviews showing strong NCSS connections not usually found in preschool gardens.
National Geographic Education's new learning framework A.S.K. (Acquisition, Skills, Knowledge) empowers students to engage and explore their world. See how this inquiry-based tool can work in your social studies classroom.
Do you want to be one of those out-of-touch administrators or coaches? Of course not! Learn how to keep up with the practice and support your teachers.
Reggio tradition believes children's innate curiosity drives them to understand their world more deeply. Explore Reggio's natural social studies connections to foster understanding and develop children's diverse competencies for future success.
Learn about a religious artifact kit created by the Rochester (NY) Science Museum and me. Artifact kits and lessons have been created from travels to Japan, Korea, and Mexico.
Teach social issues and social justice through ethical and sometimes controversial issues. Lesson plans and strategies will be provided.
Explore ten ways to engage youth with diverse, cross-country, and underrepresented historic sites to bring learning, service, and inspiration to the classroom. Resources will be shared.
Receive tools you need to help middle and secondary students build their civic knowledge and analyze controversial issues.
Still life or secret message? Portrait or protest? Find out how art has been used throughout the centuries to subvert and alter the course of history.
Learn why three former military members became teachers, and learn about the explanatory theory, grounded in the experience of the participants.