Technology and Change in the Social Studies Classroom
To expand visions of social studies education going forward, educators will overcome barriers in content and pedagogy. Often separated and isolated by subject, many students miss connections among disciplines.
Explore teaching WWI, focusing on themes from the American Experience broadcast, The Great War, and companion digital resources produced by WGBH and available on PBS LearningMedia.
This session will focus on how to transform traditional high school classes into complete online courses. It will include perspectives from administrators, counselors, the school librarian, teachers, and students.
Writing coherently about content is an important skill and difficult to teach. WGBH developed a series of interactive lessons that support students as they practice writing on U.S. History topics.
Discover how students in a middle school history classroom are creating 3D models which are then printed on a 3D printer and incorporated into the curriculum.
Primary sources serve as a clear lens to learning about the past. Learn to integrate them in conjunction with digital storytelling tools to foster research, interpretation, creativity and collaboration.
Learn about an interdisciplinary unit combining history, ecology, and making. Students designed self-sustaining ecosystems while simultaneously exploring content surrounding labor organizations, immigration, and their relationship to our industrial food system.
Learn how to create a technology-based, student-driven project that teaches visual/media literacy and historical understanding with document analysis through the utilization of Snapchat. Resources will be provided.
Teachers are the determining factor that can equip students with the required skills necessary to be successful members of society or cripple them. Who is the 21st-century learner? The teacher.
Monuments serve as a visual representation of a society. Unfortunately, women have often been absent from that representation. Learn how you can use monuments/memorials of women in your classroom.