If you haven’t heard about the C3, or don’t understand how these new Social Studies Standards impact your library program, then this webinar is made just for you. In this webinar, Instructional Focus Editor for School Library Connection magazine Paige Jaeger explained the new National Social Studies Standards and modeled how your library research projects should change to align with the new standards. Learn how to move beyond names and dates and begin operating under the Arc of Inquiry.
The holiday season is quickly approaching, and while many students in the US are familiar with holidays like Christmas, educators strive to expand the minds of students and explore a variety of holidays celebrated across the globe. Learn how to use technology to connect students in the US to their peers around the world using free resources provided by Generation Global. Gain tools and resources to break down cultural barriers and personal stereotypes proving that students living across the world from one another face similar challenges, have similar interests, and that we aren’t so different after all.
Social Studies Standards ask students of all levels to question, apply, analyze and evaluate a wide range of information, from a variety of sources, and connect to current trends in their lives as well as the world around them. In this webinar, learn how simple packs of content focused on a key person, event or period can be used to teach content, literacy, critical thinking and more, all while engaging the range of learners in your classroom and making social studies more relevant, starting tomorrow!
Take a look at OER through the lens of high school social studies. Eva and Jeff suggested best practices and tools to both identify and deliver engaging, instructionally sound, lessons built around OER – specifically for high school social studies.
Authentic tasks can serve as both rich learning activities and assessments of understanding and transfer. In this webinar, Jay introduced some of the principles and best practices for creating and implementing ELA, science, and social studies performance tasks.
This webinar was designed to give educators across the secondary curriculum insights into how documentary films by students can engage learners in the pursuit of global understanding, explorations of globally relevant issues, and ultimately serve as a catalyst for meaningful action. The presentation featured the new five-part series, FILMS BYKIDS, a partnership between THIRTEEN, the flagship station of PBS, and BYkids, a nonprofit organization. This documentary series brings the voices of five young filmmakers from different cultures to a wider audience through the reach of public media.
Medal of Honor Recipient Bennie G. Adkins told his personal story during this special webinar presented by the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation. This interview was an exciting learning opportunity for students. During this webinar, Mr. Adkins discussed what the Medal of Honor means to him and how it has affected his life. He took questions about his experiences and shared his thoughts on character, commitment, courage, and bravery. Mr. Ronald Rand, CEO and President of the Medal of Honor Foundation moderated the program.
In this webinar, learn about a wide variety of web tools and apps that spark excitement in the classroom, and help kids better understand the world around us. Say “goodbye” to mindless worksheets and “hello” to engaged students who cannot wait to get to class.
Almost a year after receiving the Medal of Honor, a now retired Mr. Morris reflects with Ronald Rand (CMOHF CEO) on Mr. Morris’ acts of gallantry and intrepidity that earned him the Medal of Honor, as well as how his life has changed since beginning his service to this nation as a Medal of Honor Recipient. During this webinar, Melvin took questions about his experiences from teachers and students and shared his thoughts on character, commitment, and bravery.
Many school children learn about pivotal historical happenings not from their textbooks but from feature films. Used judiciously, historical fiction can be a rich resource in the classroom, engaging students’ interest and providing educators a ready audience for discussing fact, fiction, and interpretation. When we set living history interviews against the backdrop of big-screen portrayals, especially those enriched with live footage, we can gain context and connection with time periods, places, and events.
Civic life occurs on physical streets, and in community groups. Mobile media can help learners connect to local places, moving students through physical space in parks or at school. Often youth are particularly excited to engage with civic issues in their own communities and families. Games and play with mobile media provide one way to structure this kind of activity.