social studies

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.