A recent conversation with a seven-year-old has given me a lot to think about. I started with the typical questions and eventually worked my way to the topic of school. “What do you think of school?”
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.
Let’s face it, ancient history isn’t the easiest subject to get middle and high school students excited about.
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?”
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.
Here's a quick and easy summary of everything you need to know about hands-on learning for social studies.
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.
Role-playing simulations are great for retention, comprehension, literacy, and group
decision-making. Here we'll discuss what they are and why they work.