Learn about a student-centered inquiry approach merging Interactive Student Networks, technology, disciplinary literacies unique to social studies, and conceptual understanding. Leave with an engaging new way of assessing students' understanding.
Discussion-based learning can be limited in its effectiveness because of shy students, rabbit trails, and dominant students. Learn to make your class discussion more equitable and effective by integrating technology.
Energize students with excerpts from the presenter's documentary, My Italian Secret, and lessons concerning compelling stories of victims/rescuers that help to explore motivations, dilemmas, and the impact of their actions.
Examine commonly-held stereotypes and misconceptions about Muslims and Islam. Receive research-based instructional strategies to help students develop nuanced and accurate understandings of Islam and its followers.
Explore how people around the world were affected by the Cold War. Participants will receive resources from the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, LOC.gov, Transatlantic Outreach Program, and SHEG.
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.