The midterm election cycle is drawing near and if you have been paying attention to the news, you’ve likely noticed that election races are continuing to be divisive and contentious. This divisiveness has led to concerns from educators around the country about how to talk
We live in a world where students have the ability to access an almost unlimited amount of information instantaneously. This same world is growing increasingly divided around beliefs and opinions on politics, current events, rights, and civic responsibilities. Because of these features of our everchanging
What does the future hold when the majority of secondary students can’t tell the difference between a news story and an advertisement? Or when they fail to answer basic questions about enslaved people in the United States or the Holocaust in Europe? Or when 24% of U.S. millennials consider democracy to be a ‘bad’ or ‘very bad’ way of running
In the social studies classroom, sources can be a great motivator for student understanding. They provide opportunities for students to interact with ‘real-world’ examples of information, and the ability to use current events to understand concepts critical to their success in social studies.
In many ways,
Teachers have very busy schedules. They often work with an overcrowded curriculum and are asking for learning experiences that integrate, where appropriate, the learning of mathematics, language arts, and other disciplines, such as science, social studies, and art.
We find using selected children’s literature is a