Entries related to: social-studies

Integrating Blogging into the Classroom

Blogging. It’s such an inspirational and aspirational idea to incorporate into the classroom. It...

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Integrating How-To Videos to Empower Student Learning

As adults, we often rely on people with practical knowledge to model procedures for certain...

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Educators Help Students Leverage the Power of Digital Civics

We can all agree that most young people are frequent and savvy users of digital media and online...

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Literature, Identity, Agency: Civic Engagement in the Classroom

I was recently asked, “What is a current trend in education that has shaped your teaching?” My...

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Supporting Students in Developing Persuasive Policy Arguments

Mr. G. was a literacy teacher at a Colorado high school where more than 80 percent of the...

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Youth In Front: New Resource in Support of Youth Civic Engagement

We've all witnessed an impressive array of youth civic engagement in the last month in the wake...

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Engaging Youth in Civic Action Through Writing

Can writing be a civic action?

Our answer is an emphatic, "Yes!"

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4 Tips for Assessing Digital Literacy in Your Classroom

Can your students contend with the disinformation, misinformation, and propaganda that floods...

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What Makes You Mad? Channeling Student Energy Into Action

When was the last time you asked your students, “What makes you really mad?

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7 Ways to Engage Your Students in SOTU 2018

Do you plan to use the State of the Union address this week as a text in your classroom?

Whether...

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Educating for Democracy: A Deep Dive

The Educating for Democracy Deep Dive is a collaboration between Teaching Channel and the Civic...

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Engaging Youth in Thoughtful Dialogue Across Distance & Difference

How could Syrian refugees transform a school in Los Angeles from 7,500 miles away?

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The Power of Collaboration for ELLs

As educators, we know the value of collaboration. We ask our students to do it daily, and we...

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Are You Prepared to Talk About Race?

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

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Social Justice: Lesson Planning Resources

When events like those in Charlottesville, Virginia happen, we watch the news in disbelief and...

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The Great American Solar Eclipse: Across the Curriculum

Total Eclipse of the… Start?

Bonnie Tyler's infamous tune has been resonating for months and the...

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Teaching for Civic Engagement: Taking Action Project

As I’ve been writing about in this Teaching for Civic Engagement blog series, I’m thinking about...

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Reflections on Teaching for Civic Engagement

See Matt’s Video on Teaching Channel: Encouraging Students to Take Action

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Teaching for Civic Engagement: Vocabulary for Action

See Matt’s Video on Teaching Channel: Encouraging Students to Take Action

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Why Social Studies? It's Self-Evident!

“High school students hate history. When they list their favorite subjects, history always comes...

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