Monet Hendricks

The Legacy of American First Ladies

February 16, 2020 By Monet Hendricks

From Martha Washington to Michelle Obama, each First Lady has made unique contributions to American history. Learn about the lasting legacies of some of the women behind each United States president.

15+ Women to Celebrate this Black History Month (and Every Month!)

February 6, 2020 By Monet Hendricks

February marks the start of Black History Month, which celebrates the achievements of African Americans in United States history.  From the Civil War to the Civil Rights movement, learn about women who may not always be recognized by history textbooks, but deserve recognition for their contributions in the fight for equality.

 

4 Reasons to Read Aloud in the Social Studies Classroom

January 28, 2020 By Monet Hendricks

When educators think about reading aloud to students, they often picture circle-time in an elementary classroom where a teacher reads a short story to the class. However, research and evidence-based practices support the fact that reading out loud at any grade level can provide various student benefits.  From improved literacy and information processing skills to building active listening and student confidence, K-12 classrooms can provide the setting to read texts out loud. Here are four advantages that students can gain as a result of reading activities in the social studies classroom.