Whose stories would your students like to learn about in your curriculum? Give them this anonymous survey to find out!
Topics that students care about can be one of the most powerful incentives to engage in class, and even, when it is in the balance, to come to school. As we bring the year to a close, finding ways to look ahead with excitement is part of the prescription for all of us.
In this blog post, we offer a variety of teaching resources, and invite you to plan to join us for the July course “Emerging America: Immigration Issues in Perspective for Diverse Students.”
We are coming toward the end of another year of education during a pandemic. This page is being updated less frequently, since by now we have more experience than we had when this resource was begun. Still, new resources are being published, and teachers around the US are facing circumstances that continue to change. Please forward anything you think will be of interest to others (email@example.com).
By Leah Bueso
Civic Engagement Research Group, University of California, Riverside
“Disability is a natural part of the human experience and in no way diminishes the right of individuals to participate in or contribute to society.”
- Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004
Wendy Harris teaches at Metro Deaf School in St. Paul, Minnesota. She has been a classroom teacher for Deaf students of all ages since 2003 and currently splits her teaching duties between high school social studies and teaching braille and other skills to the school’s DeafBlind students ages 2-21.
Guest Post by Kelley Brown and Laurie Risler, creators of History's Mysteries
Happy New Year to all of you!
We wanted to share some special and great news with you.
1. We have four NEW units and three NEW "Introduction to Inquiry" mysteries available for use on our History's Mysteries website!
Our newest units include:
Building Student Engagement in a Special Education Classroom
Originally published by the Right Question Institute, in the Teaching + Learning Experts in the Field resources series. Republished here with permission.
In a 10th grade classroom, a newly arrived student from Sudan, a returning student from a migrant worker family, and a student whose family came from Cambodia in the 1970s are among the 25 students in a US History class. These three students have been silent in all previous class discussions.
A featured primary source set at the Library of Congress, Puertorriqueños de Estados Unidos: Identity, Arts, and Culture (June 11, 2021 by Stephanie Hall), and the feature from the Library's