It is as if for all of these years I have been giving students information as context for critical thinking activities that rarely come.
I use teacher candidates to differentiate classes more frequently, because we can provide supervision and instruction for two groups simultaneously.
UPDATE: I have created a webpage with a lesson plan and links to specific resources for the activity described below. While looking for some primary sources to make a short unit on Modern Africa more student-centered I came across a trove of primary sources at the South African Government’s site for Truth and Reconciliation Commissions. […]
I just submitted a letter supporting the proposed 2011 standards. Guidelines for submitting are here. While the standards are not perfect, in my view, they are definitely an improvement over what we have now and what we would get if the process becomes politicized. Since there is organized opposition to the new standards I wanted […]
What is World History?
The idea of “World History” is relatively new.
In preparation for some district curriculum writing I have been examining the new Minnesota State social studies standards. They still need to be formally adopted into law by Governor Dayton. A couple of state legislators have made some noise that they oppose the new standards, but there is no indication that Dayton will block them. […]