This year at NCSS (National Council for the Social Studies), we went around asking one question to attendees—"Why do you love social studies?"
Teachers frequently offer students multiple ways to learn vocabulary: vocabulary cards, quizzes, drawing, matching activities, and even games. By varying the activities, they hope to keep students engaged with the words.
The flipped classroom allows students to build background knowledge outside school, freeing up time for more hands-on learning in the classroom.
It’s not a stretch to say that Hispanic/Latino students have an ancestral background in the subjects we teach.
Few would argue with the importance of vocabulary knowledge in all school subjects.
If you’re new to hands-on learning, or have used it for some time, you may be asking yourself, “What do I look for when selecting hands-on learning resources?”
Film Day! When I was in grade school and high school, “film day” was always great.
Many social studies teachers want to inspire their students to apply what they are learning in class outside of school.
This geography activity makes maps applicable to student lives bygetting students out of their chairs and interacting with the material.