Massachusetts teachers are working to meet the new requirement that every student have the opportunity to complete civic engagement projects between 8th and 12th grades that engage students in real-world issues in their communities. Civics content including media literacy, and broader literacy and practice standards are part of the MA History and Social Science Standards. In this workshop, participants will plan an effective student-led civic engagement project for ALL learners.
This course introduces exemplars of best practice pedagogy for English Learners in History and Social Studies classrooms. It demonstrates dual-language-learner-friendly approaches to primary and secondary sources using examples from the history of immigration and of foreign language communities in the U.S..
Do you want to try out new K-5 "click and play" historical investigations based on the new Social Studies Framework? Register FREE for this exciting pilot of History's Mysteries. Veteran educators Laurie Risler and Kelley Brown will lead K-5 teachers through a 1-credit/15 PDP course. Learn about and pilot-test History's Mysteries: teacher-friendly, inquiry-based K-5 Social Studies Curriculum. Three 20-40 minute 'click-and-play' investigations and all supports included.
Social Studies and Humanities pose distinct challenges for struggling learners, including extensive discipline-specific vocabulary, difficult informational texts--including complex primary sources, and a need for background knowledge. Yet the authentic sources, important ideas and connections to issues of these subjects also offer virtual tools for differentiation and potent means to motivate students.