Social Studies Pedagogy

During her State of the State address, Governor Noem stated that high school students should have to pass the United States citizenship test in order to graduate high school. Questions comprising the test cover straightforward facts of American history; the citizenship test only assesses the ability to recall information. Many other states, including our neighbor North Dakota, also give this test as a state wide requirement. The test has been contested in all of the
Website Article: https://www.historians.org/publications-and-directories/perspectives-on-history/october-2018/to-chart-a-course-helping-middle-schoolers-broaden-their-vision-of-history   The author’s argument: History curriculum should be adapted to the discussions that the generally public are currently working through. History teaching should always make an attempt to connect to the personalities of students and their perspectives.   My quick assessment: Well written piece by Lisa Gilbert who has a unique view and experience with teaching history. I would have enjoyed more insight on how teachers can connect different ideas to standards
Collaboration With Other Teachers How can social studies educators collaborate more with others outside their discipline? Collaboration has been a growing topic in secondary education and should be performed at all levels of education. Read More
Student Walk Outs and Protests over Gun Control On Wednesday, March 14 at 10:00am central time, twenty to forty students from my middle school’s six hundred student body participated in a walk out. Read More
March 9, 2018 Creating Historical Places for Businesses and Venues   Question What places can archive, curate, or just show-off student history projects?   Read More