TPS-Mississippi, a partnership between MIssissippi State University and the Starkville Oktibbeha County Schools, will share exemplary primary source-based lessons from the teacher-developed 3rd-12th grade curriculum.
Students who struggle with reading often face literacy-based challenges when asked to do research. See how mini tasks using primary sources that are given throughout the year can help engage students in inquiry through project-based learning.
Historical Thinking requires deep engagement with sources. Find out how digital resources can help students think deeply (rather than provide distractions) in a school district with Chromebooks for every student.
Investigate the present, explore the past, and plan the future of your school community. Integrate local architecture and neighborhood history into curriculum using innovative and engaging primary sources.
Learn about curriculum and assessments designed by the Stanford History Education Group that incorporate documents from the Library of Congress collections. Examine materials and sample student responses.
The Common Core State Standards approach social studies with an emphasis on literacy. Get ideas to help students learn strategies to approach the reading of informational text and the evaluation of primary sources.
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.