Brief History of Disability in American Democracy As I am completing my poll worker training I am pondering what it is like for a person with a disability to exercise their rights in a democracy (or federal constitutional democratic republic for you social studies sticklers). People with disabilities have long been the most under-represented group … Continue reading Disability and Democracy
A protester flies an American flag while walking through tear gas on July 21, 2020 in Portland, Ore. (Nathan Howard/Getty Images) First Amendment freedoms are so often spoken of in relation to our American ideals, especially right now. Throughout the pandemic people have been furious about events being cancelled, about not being allowed to go … Continue reading Masks, Marches, and Mass: Teaching the Truth About 1st Amendment Freedoms
There are so many wonderful ways to explore the science of the world around us from robotics, to hands-on exploration to the intersection of science and pop culture. And these are crucial given the ever increasing necessity of technology in our world coupled with the simultaneous and antithetical growth of science denialism. That's why in … Continue reading Best Digital Games for Science
If you're at all like me, you've gone through your life fairly unaware of what the United Nation's WE Day (first in Toronto in 2007) and WE movement are. And similarly, you're likely to be blown away by all the amazing work they're doing around the world with and for children and other often disenfranchised populations. … Continue reading 25 Insights From UN WE Day
You can read the related posts on the Teaching Your Children & Students About Tragedy, Teaching Your Children & Students About the 2nd Amendment, The Problem With Kids Today Is…, and 12 Ways To Create A Safe and Effective Space For Student Learning. The BackgroundNearly every aspect of American society has become overtly politicized (for good/for … Continue reading School Un-Safety: Can Classrooms Be a Safe Space In a Nation Where Shootings Are Commonplace?
How Should History Be Studied? With civil unrest in several countries and historic levels of political engagement, it would seem like quality civics education is more necessary than ever. I had a person recently question me about whether games or graphic novels can really convey the depth necessary for a real understanding of history? He … Continue reading Best Digital Games for Social Studies
I recently discussed Google tools that will help students explore the world around them (an inside them). Here are some ways Google gives for students to explore what's possible and known about that world. Exploring PossibilitiesGoogle has changed technology and learning environments by inviting students to digitally collaborate, but there tools to take them to deeper levels … Continue reading 7 More Ways To Explore With Google
You can also see 7 More Ways To Explore With Google It shouldn't be a surprise that the company that is synonymous making the whole world searchable and gave us the ability to explore everything at our fingertips is also a great platform for students to explore a number of learning opportunities. Here are five … Continue reading 5 Ways To Explore With Google