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Teaching for Complex Thinking: Depth of Knowledge

January 30, 2018 By Dr. Aaron Willis
How do educators create the ideal mix of content coverage while at the same time training students to think and analyze novel situations? 

8 Close-Reading Strategies to Develop Literacy Skills in Social Studies

January 3, 2018 By Dr. Aaron Willis

 I have the privilege of working with teachers across the country and I often hear the refrain that too many students are just not reading on level. 

How to Design Your Own Thematic, Document-Based History Units

November 18, 2017 By Rosalie Metro

More and more often, history teachers are being asked to structure their curricula thematically as opposed to chronologically, in hopes of increasing student engagement and facilitating comparison among multiple perspectives.

Use These 10 Elements to Teach Historical Literacy

November 1, 2017 By Ken Klieman

“Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope.”  —Kofi Annan

4 Ways to Use Storytelling to Help Students Engage with Social Studies

October 5, 2017 By Dixie Massey

“My least favorite thing about school is world history.”

Extend Social Studies with Structured Online Discussions

September 6, 2017 By Dr. Aaron Willis

 Using discussion boards can be an excellent way to engage students with important  middle and high school social studies content.