I didn't cry in class today. Almost, but didn't.
How to get them interested and engaged before they realize what's happening.
I created this Battle of Britain lesson using Nearpod. It's a great tool with tremendous potential, but it's definitely going to take some more experimentation for me to get the content/interaction/assessment balance right.
In addition to supporting student-led movements for change, I believe it's important that teachers do everything they can in the classroom to help young people become informed, active and engaged citizens.
Planning my French Revolution and the Age of Napoleon unit.
Lessons from the show about nothing.
Teaching literacy as an integral part of social studies is important not only because it aids students in understanding discipline-specific content, but also because the same literacy techniques used to come to grips with complex and challenging texts are also essential for active, engaged, and informed citizenship.