"lol - I have to laugh...deep from the pits of my broken heart! YES.....BUT my school has NOT been failing in SS - in fact, our school is cited as a "Best Practices School" by the state. We've received the highest awards…"
"We fall under this category, but I don't get all the "hassles" because Social Studies is not tested until high school and I guess our course "doesn't count."
I feel like my creativity for lessons has been…"
Are you teaching in a school that has been "failing" for most of the lifespan of NCLB? Are you being overwhelmed with "inservice" to teach you how to teach; SIOP, EDI, and others? Are you having "walk-through" teams of 10-14 people oozing into your classroom in the middle of a lesson? Do you have a principal who annually "discovers" the best, newest ideas to improve their school? Not to mention that directive to "get through the standards" because your students better do better on the State…See More
Place where middle school teachers can share lessons, questions, tools, books, or really anything. Also a place to start dialogue with high school teachers to alleviate transitional issues between middle school and high school.
"Hi. I have just gotten back into teaching US History (Grade 8 in Calif) after teaching 7th World for....lots of years. One thing that I am trying to emphasize in teaching the Am. Rev. is that in part, it was a civil war. If you can begin…"
"Oh, another neat idea I learned about at a SS Conference several years ago, is an e-mail or IM exchange between two famous people.....for your time period, perhaps JFK and Kruschev discussing the Cuban Missile Crisis? "
"Illustrated Timeline Projects. Minimum of ten dates, evert descriptions (in students own words), illustrations and student chooses one of the events and does a short research report about the importance/significance of that event."
"Welcome to the #sschat Ning. I hope you find some resources you can use. If you are looking for something specific suggest it as a topic for a weekly chat and we can crowdsource it. Please let me know if you have any…"
Welcome to the #sschat Ning. I hope you find some resources you can use. If you are looking for something specific suggest it as a topic for a weekly chat and we can crowdsource it. Please let me know if you have any questions.