What to teach: conceptual frameworks
Students use conceptual frameworks to organize and explain historical information. They find themes, ask questions, develop timelines, and use other thinking strategies to make meaning of history.
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Skill 18: Teach Others
The purpose of this exercise is to emphasize the importance of teaching others new skills and knowledge. After a brief whole-group discussion, pairs complete a handout on the types of information different individuals might teach someone...
2nd - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
Contemporary: Accelerating Global Change and Realignments
The twentieth century was marked by two distinct forces: conflict and progress. Examine the ways that wars and technological competition, industrialization and decolonization, and all antecedent forces and relationships to this point led...
9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
Sociology Unit Six: Socialization Within the Group
How do we learn the rules of society? How do beliefs and ideas affect these rules? Introduce your young sociologists to the factors that socialize individuals with a unit that uses observation and experimentation to analyze how factors...
11th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
Migrations and Intensification: Crash Course Big History #7
What happens when the earth reaches its carrying capacity of humans? As human populations grow, societies change from hunters and gatherers to agriculture to the industrial age and beyond. A video takes a global perspective of migration...
14 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
Philosophy - Epicurus
Imagine teaching at a school that focused on the study of happiness! A short video analysis discusses Epicurus and his philosophy of seeking true happiness, including the importance of friends, the value of helping others, and the...
5 mins 11th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Conservation Movement at a Crossroads: The Hetch Hetchy Controversy
Should wilderness areas be preserved or managed? Class members examine primary source documents, including lecture notes, articles, essays and congressional records to better understand the Hetch Hetchy controversy that created a split...
9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
What to teach: a chronological narrative
Pupils talk about the ineffectiveness of the chronological narratives found in world history text books. The Bradley Commission set out guidelines to help improve history textbooks by eliminating all unnecessary information.
Higher Ed Social Studies & History
What Makes a Really Great Teacher?
High schoolers will discuss important characteristics of a great teacher. They will also work in groups to research conceptions of good teaching. Individually they will interview five people of various ages about their perceptions of a...
10th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History