Students can learn a great deal about our political system by examining how politicians are financed. The highlighted website that tracks campaign contributions is a rich resource for teaching about the influence of money in our political system.
A world history assignment, kicked off with a question on the French Revolution and furthered with a political cartoon, demonstrates the power of electronic discourse to enhance instruction and increase student participation.
Highlighting a wikinquiry on the Jamestown colony's 'starving time,' the authors demonstrate a wiki's power to promote student collaboration, enhance communication, and improve construction of knowledge.
In this multi-day investigation of teenage homelessness during the Great Depression, students use a range of technologiessearch engines, blogs, and podcasting toolsto investigate the political, economic, and social history of the time.
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.