Often, historical figures are either Great or Terrible and only exist in textbooks. Through analyzing documents with multiple perspectives, and evidence-based discourse, these figures become real to our students.
Problem-based Enhanced Language Learning (PBELL) is a powerful pedagogy that develops academic language. Teacher-created and teacher-tested PBELL World History middle-school lessons designed to cultivate empathy through instruction will be shared.
Learn how to address the conundrum of balancing content and skills through a working model of a world history course that invites investigation, instead of coverage, and aligns with standards-based assessment.
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.