Tag Archives: Social Studies

Resources: Connecting Modern World History with Technology

As stated in my previous posting, this feature will focus on technological resources that educators can implement within their Modern World History courses. EyeWitness to History, World History for Us All, and StudentsFriend.com all provide teachers with engaging lesson plans and activities in order to help their students analyze primary and secondary source materials and […]

Modern World History: Developing Globally-Conscious Students

As the “Connecting Historical Thinking and Technology” series quickly comes to an end, it is important to discuss how the current Ohio standards for Modern World History courses connect with the research of historical thinking done by Sam Wineburg and Daisy Martin It is also crucial that educators understand how to implement technology into their […]

Resources: Connecting Contemporary World Issues with Technology

In order to help teachers incorporate the themes I discussed in my previous Contemporary World Issues posting, this post provides resources and links to activities, lesson plans and content that can aid educators in making their students more globally-conscious learners. Lesson Planet, the Peace Corps website for students and Globalization 101 all provide resources that […]

Financial Literacy: Teacher’s Perspective on Connecting Technology and Content

Garfield Heights Middle School Financial Literacy teacher Joe Petit shares his thoughts on historical thinking and technology in Economics courses – also see his Teacher Spotlight feature from October 2013. How do you use technology in your classroom? Technology is central and can help connect material to a variety of learning styles. I regularly use […]

Connecting Historical Thinking and Contemporary World Issues

According to the United Nations, there are a myriad of contemporary issues plaguing the planet. From problems surrounding adequate housing to human trafficking to matters of water and sanitation, individuals all over the world daily encounter issues that prevent them from living a healthy or equitable life. The Polaris Project estimates that roughly 20.9 million […]

Economics and Financial Literacy: Connecting Current Standards and Technology

According to Daisy Martin’s definition of historical thinking, the current Ohio Economics standards partially emphasize the claim-evidence connection aspect. Students learn, through these courses and standards, that Economic principles are grounded in theory and research and have been tested throughout generations and history. The claim-evidence connection in Economics and Financial Literacy courses allows students to […]

American History: Teacher’s Perspective on Connecting Technology and Content

Rocky River Social Studies teacher Sara Ziemnik shares her thoughts on technology and historical thinking in US history-also see her Teacher Spotlight feature from December 2013. How do you use technology in your classroom? I have an online gradebook, Progressbook, which allows my students and their parents 24/7 access to grades.  I also have my […]

American Goverment: Model Schools in Civic Education

To wrap up the series on historical thinking and technology in American Government classrooms, I decided to feature model schools and districts (see link below) that are intentional about producing civically-minded students through curriculum, activism and leadership opportunities. The Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools (associated with the National Council for the Social Studies) […]

Resources: Connecting American Government and Technology

In this post, I provide various resources to help American Government teachers engage their students. Building on my previous Government posting, Minecraft, iCivics, and Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools are technological resources that help educators meet Government standards and engage students in civic responsibility and activism. These resources not only teach students about […]

American Government: Developing Citizens with Historical Thinking and Technology

Within American society, many citizens are deeply unaware of the institutions that govern them and work to continue to make the United States a democratic and free nation. They do not understand the operations of federal services and organizations, in addition to how documents such at the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence work in […]

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