It’s that inevitable time of year again: the summer has come to end and it’s back into the classroom for social studies teachers across the country! While it is sad to end our summer of sleeping in, traveling, using the bathroom whenever we want, let’s be honest, it is also exciting to start a new […]
In my relatively short time teaching, I have been asked this question numerous times by secondary students: Why are we learning social studies? What’s the point? Why do we need to learn it? Other teachers I have taught with have also been asked this question, which has always fascinated me.
Every teacher has experienced the sensation of looking up at the clock midway through the lesson and thinking, “Where did the time go?!” No matter the bell schedule, it never seems like there is enough time to do all of the things you want to do: teach content, build literacy, practice writing, engage in discourse, […]
This July marks the 175th anniversary of the Seneca Falls Convention, a landmark event in the women’s suffrage movement in the United States, which took place on July 19 and 20, 1848, in Seneca Falls, New York.