Social Studies

Articles: Social Studies

Lauren Williams
Eleven states have adopted the Next Generation Science Standards, which cover climate change and also acknowledge human influence
Featured in Boston’s new history curriculum, this donated photo from Discovery Roxbury shows an integrated classroom at the city’s David A. Ellis School in the 1930s.
Lauren Williams
Educators want students to understand segregation had impacts beyond the South
Students served by Oakland USD’s Office of African American Male Achievement have increased GPAs compared to their peers.
Alison DeNisco
Oakland USD's Office of African American Male Achievement develops sense of pride and identity in black male student community
Social studies teachers are using controversial news events to drive part of the curriculum in today’s classrooms. Above, an educator at last year’s annual conference discusses the importance of primary sources, such as artifacts, diaries and newspapers, to bring history alive in elementary schools.
Monica Rhor
Current events teach critical thinking and the ability to debate

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