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Civics classes are not the solution to the civics crisis

Ethan Zuckerman says: If we conclude that civics is in crisis, there’s a hard question to answer: what would we do to help students prepare to become more effective citizens? William Galston reviewed much of the literature on the effectiveness of civic education a decade ago and suggests that more civic education is probably not...

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Countdown to ISTE 04: Social studies blogs (aka THE PUSH 2014)

Countdown to ISTE 04: Social studies blogs (aka THE PUSH 2014)

If you were asked to nominate a very short list of blogs for social studies educators to read / subscribe to, what would you share? Please submit to the list! (there’s a form at the end of this post) What are some excellent social studies blogs that P-12 social studies educators should be reading? We need both elementary and secondary...

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If I was teaching Social Studies today…

If I was teaching Social Studies today…

Some folks know that I started my education career as a middle school Social Studies teacher in Charlotte, North Carolina. If I was still doing that now, I would be incredibly excited because so many wonderful resources would be available to my classroom. For instance, if I was teaching Social Studies today… My students and...