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Children's picture book biographies can arouse empathy when students learn of other's suffering. Students will then want to learn more about the historical and social events that caused such suffering.
Learn to teach the Brown v. Board of Education decision and its impact, using Geographic Information Systems and oral histories, and help students develop historical understandings and critical thinking skills.
Investigate researched-based museum methods on the American Revolution from Colonial Williamsburg master teachers. Character interpretation, hands-on learning, and technology provide innovative historical visions of 21st-century skills for students.
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.