Explore and share tips, strategies, and resources for helping students develop in the social sciences.
- Middle school teachers can guide students to analyze a learning experience by asking about what went well and what could be improved.388
- After studying the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in a Latin class, students’ curiosity about what the people of Pompeii ate led to an unusual project.
- Teachers don’t have to speak students’ first languages to make room for these languages in middle and high school classrooms.411
- Scaffolding such as visual guides and templates can make it easier for ELLs to grasp material in courses with complicated vocabulary.782
- Elementary school social studies classes are a good time to guide students to ask important questions about the world.311
- Students deepen their understanding and build a sense of community by engaging with their peers’ reasoned arguments.11.9k
- A new study shows that when implemented well, AP courses built around project-based learning can raise test scores for all students, including those in traditionally underserved demographics.4.7k
- Daily discussions and team-building activities meet the physical, social and emotional, and spiritual needs of students.12.9k
- Experiential learning—like making incense sticks in factory conditions—teaches kids about real social issues.9.6k
- Games that take students on a quest can invigorate social studies and strengthen bonds among learners.3.6k
- Preparing for the emotions that may arise from discussions of genocide and oppression can help teachers avoid traumatizing students.3.1k
- Asking students to examine their own possessions from the perspective of a historian in the future helps them sharpens their analytical skills.3.6k