Expanding Visions/Bridging Traditions
Learn about an integrated unit for teaching United States geography in the elementary grades, utilizing the U.S. Mint's state quarters series.
Inquiry social studies is possible! Learn from experienced teachers the tools and processes that have helped successfully implement inquiry social studies in a time-strapped elementary context.
Learn an innovative, experiential, and constructivist pedagogy: conceptual modeling. This method provides students the opportunity to develop a scholar's habits of mind.
Learn how Ethnic Studies (ES) is transforming education in Oakland, where teachers use an ES framework to reflect on their pedagogy. Develop an ES inquiry into your teaching.
Learn about 10 Golden Gate Activities that build strong, flexible learning bridges for students transitioning from middle school coursework to high school social studies.
Explore the political themes that can be taken collectively from the Harry Potter series, and how literature, even fictional literature, can shift political opinion.
See how you can make the civil rights movement real for your students by connecting it to local history through the use of primary documents and historical detection.
Civics Renewal Network offers a fast-paced survey of the best online resources for debating the Constitution, engaging in civil discourse about controversial topics, and finding primary sources and professional development opportunities.
Discover strategies, resources, and methods that help teachers support students with disabilities in the social studies classroom.
Participate in an interactive role-play lesson plan demonstration based on Madison's Notes from the Constitutional Convention. Participants explore constitutional principles at issue in the debates that created Congress.