citizenship

The Unrepeatable Elephant in the Room

First off, this isn't intended to be a partisan political post. I really am trying to approach this from a history/social science angle. The topic I'm addressing is already being vigorously discussed in social media, at home, in the hallways, and in the classroom. I'm writing with the hope of helping to ground the discussion in American history.

You Are History

You Are History

Remember sitting in history class thinking: "If I was alive then, I would've..."? Well you are alive now. Whatever you're doing is what you would've done.

On the Mindless Menace of Violence - Zen Pencils

A piece from Zen Pencils titled ‘On the mindless menace of violence’, the theme of a speech that JFK gave on April 5, 1968, the day after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Teaching Literacy in History/Social Science

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.