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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.

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.

Three Easy Immersive Activities to Teach Ancient History

March 23, 2018 By Jessica Hayes

Let’s face it, ancient history isn’t the easiest subject to get middle and high school students excited about. 

What to Look for in Excellent Hands-On Learning Resources

February 15, 2018 By Greg Timmons

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?”

4 Guidelines for Inspiring Students to Take Informed Action on Current Issues

February 6, 2018 By Rosalie Metro

Many social studies teachers want to inspire their students to apply what they are learning in class outside of school. 

Engage Students in Map Analysis: The Map Gallery Walk [Activity]

February 1, 2018 By Jessica Hayes

This geography activity makes maps applicable to student lives bygetting students out of their chairs and interacting with the material.

Hands-On Learning: A Quick Summary of Everything You Need to Know

January 29, 2018 By Greg Timmons

 Here's  a quick and easy summary of everything you need to know about hands-on learning for social studies.

 

7 Considerations for Implementing Hands-On Learning in Social Studies

January 23, 2018 By Greg Timmons

Many social studies K-12 teachers I’ve talked to want to introduce hands-on and experiential learning into their classrooms but are overwhelmed by where to start and how to implement it.

7 Reasons Social Studies Teachers Should Use Role-Playing Simulations

November 9, 2017 By Richard Di Giacomo

Role-playing simulations are great for retention, comprehension, literacy, and group
decision-making. Here we'll discuss what they are and why they work. 

Brain-Based Research and the Need for Hands-On Learning

August 25, 2017 By Dr. Aaron Willis

Rapid advances in brain-based imaging teach us that students need meaning in order to recall information, according to Differentiation and the Brain by David A. Sousa and Carol Ann Tomlinson.