Tag: Social Studies

Students as Change Agents for Environmental Issues

Trade books and classroom activities help students see the positive impact one person can have Change. A six-letter word bandied around a lot. Politicians use the word every election cycle to argue for the need of the electorate to select new leaders. In a democracy, change means so much more. Citizens have the ability to

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Stop, Write, and Discuss

Literacy strategies to transform instruction and deepen learning Social studies instruction requires students to understand complex concepts, read dense primary source documents, and critically consider various perspectives. As a social studies and English language arts teacher, I have found that integrating writing and discussion literacy strategies into social studies can transform the classroom environment and

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