TPS Western Region 2017 Summer Institute – Collaborating on Primary Source Lesson Plans

Teaching social studies is about learning critical thinking and analysis skills, understanding and utilizing evidence, identifying perspective and bias, and becoming an engaged citizen and active listener. Content is ubiquitous and students can access historical content anywhere with an internet connection from their smartphone or computer. Historical thinking skills are not just for historians, but […]

Integrating Social Studies and English Curriculum to Encourage Literacy

I would like to share a lesson plan I learned about at the Colorado Council for Social Studies 2017 Conference created by four amazingly talented content specialists from Aurora Public Schools. “Breaking Down the Content Silos: Designing engaging learning experiences that integrate social studies and literacy“ is about creating “engaging learning experiences that integrate social studies […]