Tag archives for Social Studies

  1. Teaching Hispanic American Heritage

    We’re in the middle of the 26th annual National Hispanic Heritage Month, which honors and celebrates Hispanic American history and culture from September 15th to October 15th.  President Lyndon Johnson approved Hispanic Heritage Week, which was later expanded to a month by President Ronald Reagan. Why part of September and part of October, rather than a […]

  2. Enter the Auschwitz: The Past is Present ITeach Professional Development Contest Today

    The USC Shoah Foundation and Discovery Education present Auschwitz: The Past is Present ITeach Professional Development Contest Enter today for your chance to join an international group of educators on a once-in-a-lifetime professional development experience taking place in Poland on January 24-27, 2015 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Enter today […]

  3. Techbook Academy

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    Discovery Education hosted Techbook Academy for its employees yesterday and today. Discovery Education High School Science Techbook and Discovery Education Social Studies Techbook are the focus of this two day event. These products are the next “it” thing in the education industry, and are awe-inspiring. My colleagues and I got this great opportunity and we […]

  4. Using Primary Sources to Reach Reluctant Readers and Teach Reading Skills

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    In the first breakout session at the DEN Pre-con in Hershey, presenter Elizabeth Shotwell  readily admitted hating social studies in high school because it was just memorizing facts. It was a History of Civilization class in college and a professor who said that history was just the “juiciest gossip” that got passed down through the […]

  5. Five Ways to Introduce Students to the Georgia Legislature ~ by Patrice Weaver

    This article is from the Georgia Public Broadcasting website and contains information applicable to all U.S. students.  Click here to view the article in its entirety. The Georgia Legislative Session kicks off Monday January 9, 2012 Are you looking for ways to introduce your students to the work of the Georgia legislature? Do you want […]