Social Studies Education

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“Appeal” To Your Students’ Love of Arguing:<br>Learn How to Bring Mock Trial to Your Classroom<p><b>Attend the Introduction to Mock Trial Professional</b> …

Education

TAH.org Toolkits

Introduction<p>What are TAH.org Toolkits? How are they organized? What is in each of them?<p>The American Founding<p>The American Revolution and Founding – a …

History

Are teachers professionals?

Are teachers professionals?<p>It seems like a simple question with an obvious answer, but for years teachers have been treated by policymakers as anything but professionals. Their judgments about how to educate and evaluate children are not taken into account, and they are evaluated by measures that …

Education

What the City Really Looked Like in 1776: 10 Things You Can Learn from Virtual Williamsburg

If a visit to Colonial Williamsburg is a trip back in time, when exactly is that time? We use shorthand terms so often—18th century, Revolutionary …

Williamsburg

Episode 63: Civics Simulations in the Classroom with Jane Lo

In episode 63, Michael & Dan discuss a project-based learning approach to government class – using simulations – with Jane Lo. Jane’s article …

Education

Americans need to know all our history: the good, the bad and the complex

I am spending the Fourth of July in my hometown, Seattle, where, exactly a century ago, the Hiram Chittenden Locks opened with a boat parade and predictions that the new waterway connecting Lake Washington to Puget Sound would turn the upstart town into the biggest port on the West Coast. Los …

Cartoons

Free copies of The Essential Hamilton available for U.S. high school teachers | Library of America

Back <b>Free copies of The Essential Hamilton available for U.S. high school teachers</b><p>News July 7, 2017<p>Free copies of <i>The Essential Hamilton</i> available for …

The state of the nation’s social studies educators

By Michael Hansen, Diana QuinteroDuring this Independence Day week, we thought we’d take a few minutes to recognize those who have made it possible …

Education

NCHE

HM - June 2017 - Nokes<p><b>Classroom Applications</b><p><b>"Why Don't We Do This More Often?"<br>Discussions of History in the Elementary Classroom</b> <br>Jeffery D. …

Ohio History Fund

Donate to the Ohio History Fund on your Ohio tax return and help support history projects in your community. The Ohio History Fund allows you to …

Hamilton

The Gilder Lehrman Institute has an array of resources on Alexander Hamilton and the Founding Era available to everyone. Our online materials in the …

2. Little Rock Nine

Dana Mejías<p>Teacher<p>Location: San Diego, CA<p>Image Path: /upload/Mejias.jpg<p>Body:<p>I am a middle school teacher in San Diego and was fortunate enough to …

Professional Development

<b>When: June 19-20 2017</b><b><br>Where: Ohio Center for Law Related Education Office</b> <b><br>1700 Lake Shore Drive Columbus, Ohio 43204</b><p>Learn about the limits of the First …

1. Reaganomics

Dana Mejías<p>Teacher<p>Location: San Diego, CA<p>Image Path: /upload/Mejias.jpg<p>Body:<p>I am a middle school teacher in San Diego and was fortunate enough to …

Igniting Civil Discourse in Our Students This Summer

<b>Registration in now CLOSED</b><p>There has been much conversation about the need to foster civil discourse: in our government, in our media, and in our …

Teaching

Column: Why geography matters for students now more than ever

“Geography matters today more than ever, but only if we are looking at the right things,” writes teacher Chris Heffernan. World map mosaic by Luis …

Teaching

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2017 OCSS Conference

Law & Citizenship Conference

<b>General Info</b><p>The Law & Citizenship Conference is an annual statewide gathering of teachers, professors, lawyers, and other civic and law-related …

Education

Teaching Historical Inquiry with Objects

This course will give middle and high school history teachers new techniques to engage and motivate students with an inquiry-based approach to …

Teaching

Ohio Test Prep

<b>Note: HB 49 (Ohio's Budget Bill), signed by Governor Kasich on June 30, 2017, immediately eliminates Ohio’s State Tests in social studies for grades</b> …

Education

Executive Command

Ever wanted to be President for a day? In <i>Executive Command</i>, you can be President for four years!<p>Check out the game trailer HERE.<p>Try to accomplish …

Game Trailers

About the Ashbrook Academy | Ashbrook Academy

Dr. Chris Burkett leading a discussion during the 2015 Ashbrook Academy.<p>The Ashbrook Academy is a summer program designed for rising high school …

Education

Executive Command

Command The Executive with iCivics!<p>You counted on us to help your students understand the process by which we elect our president. You can count on …

Woodrow Wilson

Maps that show us who we are (not just where we are) | Danny Dorling

What does the world look like when you map it using data? Social geographer Danny Dorling invites us to see the world anew, with his captivating and …

Maps

A How-to Book for Wielding Civic Power

Last year, the RAND Survey Research Group asked 3,037 Americans about their political preferences and found that the factor that best predicted support for Donald Trump wasn’t age, race, gender, income, educational attainment or attitudes toward Muslims or undocumented immigrants. It was whether …

We the pupils: More states teaching founding US documents

NORTH SMITHFIELD, R.I. (AP) — Should U.S. high school students know at least as much about the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Federalist papers as immigrants passing a citizenship test?<p>In a growing number of school systems, having such a basic knowledge is now a graduation …

Education