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.
Discover learner understanding of different points of view through student-created visual images and analysis of other images. The sample lessons enhance synthesis skills, global competencies, and engagement.
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.