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The Purpose of Social Studies

The National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) has this declaration that they use to summarize their principles: “Teaching and learning in social studies are powerful when they are meaningful, integrative, value-based, challenging, and active.”  I think that it is a powerful statement but is very generic on the outside.  449 more words

Effective Citizens

Primary Document

Look at the photograph below. Click ” Leave a comment” and 1. Describe what you see, 2. Write one question that you have about the picture. 10 more words

Social Studies

A Review of the Buffalo Museum of Science and the Mummies of the World Exhibit.

My sister and I went to the Buffalo Museum of Science, mostly to see the Mummies Of The World exhibit.

Mummies of the World

We learned quite a bit from this huge exhibit. 853 more words


August 25-29

Highlights from the week…

This week students published their narratives. We held elections for students council. Finally students enjoyed watching staff answer the nomination of the ALS ice bucket challenge and raise over $100 while spreading awareness. 147 more words


The High Art of a Successful Project-based Learning (PBL) Unit

Project-based Learning (PBL) is a journey into cognitive awareness that produces results. If you’re looking for successful PBL units to use in your classroom, look to Kate Parker, CFO of GoTeachGo. 641 more words

21st Century Education

Homework for the Week of 09/02/14

English Language Arts (Mr. Cordova):

  1. Complete Two of your own Native American Myths/Legends (due 09/03/14)

Social Studies (Mr. Cordova):

  1. Complete Compare/Contrast Chart on N.C. Regions and Tribes (due 09/03/14)
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Social Studies Update

Hello all,

Here is the weekly Social Studies Update video. I have also include a few very quick clips of some of the action from our Survival Game, so enjoy! 73 more words

Social Studies