Ken Klieman

Learn Beyond the Page: Teaching Compassion Through Social Studies

April 4, 2019 By Ken Klieman
"If I am not for myself who is for me? And being for my own self, what am 'I'? And if not now, when?" – Hillel the Elder

Long-lasting Benefits of Teaching Geography and Social Studies Together

March 28, 2019 By Ken Klieman
“History, despite its wrenching pain cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage need not be lived again.”  - Maya Angelou

Incorporate Service Learning to Help Students Use Civics Beyond the Classroom

May 3, 2018 By Ken Klieman

Service learning has been a cornerstone of my educational approach for over a decade. In service learning, students apply the scientific method to real-world problems and offer real-world solutions.

The Impact of the Growth Mindset

April 17, 2018 By Ken Klieman

“We like to think of our champions and idols as superheroes who were born different from us. We don’t like to think of them as relatively ordinary people who made themselves extraordinary.” —Carol Dweck, professor of Psychology at Stanford University

Use Mapping Activities to Help Students Remember Historical Concepts

April 16, 2018 By Ken Klieman

 “It is no coincidence that, on all four sides, in all four corners, the borders of the Roman Empire stopped where wine could no longer be made.”  ― Neel Burton, psychiatrist, philosopher, writer, and wine-lover

5 Ways to Empower Students with Hands-On Learning

March 30, 2018 By Ken Klieman

As educators we strive to provide students with hands-on learning opportunities as much as we can. What we too often forget is the emotional impact of learning by doing.

Character Qualities that Bolster Civic Learning and 21st-Century Skills

March 22, 2018 By Ken Klieman

“Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.” —Adlai E. Stevenson II, U.S. Diplomat, governor of Illinois, and presidential candidate

Use These 10 Elements to Teach Historical Literacy

November 1, 2017 By Ken Klieman

“Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope.”  —Kofi Annan