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Tip of the Week: 7 great social studies ideas for back to school

August Fourth!? Seriously? August already?

I had noticed that it had warmed up and that summer was in full swing. But already the start of school? 1,182 more words

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Use the big screen to generate a love of history (I'm looking at you Dunkirk)

When you buy your ticket to the Dunkirk – and you know you will – make sure that it’s to an iMax theater.

Because this is the type of movie that will kick you in the butt no matter what kind of screen you see it on so you might as well go all in with the super big surround screen. 913 more words

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5 rewarding reasons to teach (and not) with drama

Using drama, reader’s theater, and role playing has always been a go-to strategy for social studies teachers.

These tools can have a powerful impact on learning but they need to be used wisely and carefully. 460 more words

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"Somebody Wanted But So" makes your kids smarter

I’ve been spending a ton of time this summer working with groups around the country, helping facilitate conversations around reading and writing in the social studies. 739 more words

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It puts kids to sleep. And just so ya know . . . that's a bad thing. (Plus 18 ways to make it better)

Shocker. Lecturing to students puts them to sleep.

Who could have guessed?

Well . . . I should have. But I didn’t. During my first few years as a middle school teacher and later, during some time I spent teaching in a college social science department, I lectured. 937 more words

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O Say Can You See? Smithsonian's blog. (And other stuff. Lots and lots of other stuff)

Have you ever had one of those days / weeks / months? I feel ya.

Back in the day, summer was one of the slower times of the year at ESSDACK mission control. 480 more words

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