Inquiry-based activities: necessary for social studies standards, but also a teacher favorite! Try to challenge your students in the classroom with a primary source mystery.
Flappers from the 1920s are described as young women who wore short skirts, bobbed their hair, and danced, smoked, drank illegal alcohol, and partied throughout the Roaring Twenties.
Agency is a key concept in social studies, but students often misunderstand or struggle with the term.
When I ask students to read in my social studies classes, I always assign a customized reading guide created especially for the assigned text.
“The camera doesn’t lie” is often assumed to be true about historical photographs, even though we know that maxim is certainly not true in the twenty-first century.
Adam Smith and his famous book The Wealth of Nations often make lists of things to know about the eighteenth century in economics and history classes.
Capitalism, socialism, and communism are three key concepts in social studies, with complex definitions and complicated histories.
Social studies teachers hold the key to our future.
Before the computer revolution, cut and paste required scissors and glue.
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