How does a teacher narrow down over 5000 years of human history and culture for the classroom? Use essential questions!
Before we as educators are able to make thinking visible to students we have to first make the processes and procedures of thinking visible to ourselves.
This year at NCSS (National Council for the Social Studies), we went around asking one question to attendees—"Why do you love social studies?"
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.