These are some great tools. I’m definitely going to play with a few!
Deb Brown, a good friend from the Shawnee Mission, Kansas district, shared a statement with me several years ago and it’s rattled around in my head ever since.
Primary sources belong to everyone. Not just the smart kids.
I like that.
Something else she said caught my attention.
Kids should read like a detective and write like an investigative reporter.
With the new Kansas state standards in full force and the NCSS C3 document just out, this sort of thinking needs to part of every teacher’s world view.
Around the same time, Deb shared some of the things that teachers in her district were using to help kids make sense of all sorts of historical evidence. They fit perfectly into the first C of the 4C’s framework I’m developing for social studies teachers:
And using graphic organizers help meet Common Core literacy standards. So I’ve…
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