No matter what social studies subject I am teaching each year, my very first lesson is based in geography.
When I began teaching personal financial literacy, I learned quickly that my student’s perceptions, interpretations, and beliefs about money were very different from my own.
Take a moment to think about all the ways we engage students inside and out of the classroom.
Agency is a key concept in social studies, but students often misunderstand or struggle with the term.
Contemporary literature gives readers a look at progressive writing styles that often reflect the world in which the works were written.
An impactful memoir has long-lasting effects on its reader.
Classic literature is often reserved for English or Writing courses, but in secondary social studies classrooms, historical novels written about specific eras and themes can have as much merit as a traditional textbook.
Essential questions ask students to consider the “big picture” of a topic.
When I implement a novel study in social studies, there are a few activities that really work for me in terms of aiding student comprehension.
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