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Howard Rosenberg

Middle School Teacher

I have been a middle school social studies teacher in New York City for the past 14 years, most recently at PS/IS 229 in Brooklyn. In addition to teaching eighth-grade social studies, I facilitate a mock trial enrichment class. I believe in teaching American history without any deletions or omissions: the good, the bad, and the ugly.  Introducing lesser known historical figures accomplishes this goal.

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    • Online Learning

      Finding Reputable Online Resources for Distance Learning

      There’s so much information available online that the challenge becomes sorting through it to find accurate, objective materials.
    • Critical Thinking

      Scaffolding Complex Topics in Middle School Social Studies

      Children’s books and movies can help introduce topics like economic systems and make new material accessible for students.
    • Curriculum Planning

      Unsung Heroes Add Depth to History Lessons

      Teaching students about the contributions of people who have been overlooked in textbooks gives them a fuller sense of history.

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