Posted on 11/29/2018 at 11:11 AM by Blog Experts

The National Council for the Social Studies conference begins this week! It may be too late to attend, in person,...

Posted on 10/30/2018 at 10:08 AM by Blog Experts

If you haven't already, check out the excellent resources at the State Historical Society of Iowa website: https://iowaculture.gov/history/education/educator-resources Primary source...

Posted on 09/17/2018 at 03:20 PM by Blog Experts

Join us for this year's Social Studies + OER workshop for middle school SS educators! Please fill out this form...

Posted on 08/27/2018 at 11:18 AM by Blog Experts

Attend the annual ICSS (Iowa Council for the Social Studies) conference in October to learn with Social Studies educators from...

Posted on 04/23/2018 at 12:00 AM by Blog Experts

Actively Learn has many literacy resources for the social studies teacher. Teachers can create a free educator account to which...

Posted on 03/21/2018 at 12:00 AM by Blog Experts

Graphic novels can be used in any content area. They can be part of a textset and used in literature...

Posted on 02/19/2018 at 12:00 AM by Blog Experts

The new Iowa Social Studies standards focus on inquiry. The Huntington website is a valuable resource for teachers and students...

Posted on 01/22/2018 at 12:00 AM by Blog Experts

Writing should be a natural component of social studies. When students write to learn, their understanding of social studies concepts...

Posted on 12/18/2017 at 12:00 AM by Blog Experts

In Granada, Colorado, a teacher and students helped to preserve the dark history of Amache, a Japanese-American internment camp. Last...

Posted on 11/30/2017 at 12:00 AM by Blog Experts

With the new social studies standards, grades 9-12 have been collapsed into different strands. These are Behavioral Sciences (psychology and...