We’ve known that we are getting new Social Studies standards in Kentucky for a few years now. We’ve belly-ached and moaned about the out-dated and vague nature of the Kentucky Core Content for Assessment in Social Studies for much longer than that. As non-ideal as the old Core Content was, … Continue reading
I love assigning research projects. My heart soars at the thought of young minds searching out information, gleaning scraps of knowledge from the pages of history and finding joy in the sheer act of learning. But then I grade the research projects and, for the most part, my … Continue reading
To be honest, I’m a little overwhelmed. The first day of school is right around the corner and I haven’t done all of the things I wanted to do this summer! Theme parks, water parks and zoo adventures aside, I’m also anxious about the upcoming school year. I’ve done a lot … Continue reading
Dimension 1 of the C3 Framework for Social Studies is “Developing Questions and Planning Inquiries” or to put it simply, inquiry based learning. The goal of every Social Studies teacher used … Continue reading
There was a time when teaching Social Studies was a downright easy gig. There was a distinct formula to follow that few teachers ever wavered from:
Step one: Define vocabulary terms for the chapter using the definitions found in the back of the book.
Step two: Read the chapter. … Continue reading