Throughout history, our leaders and icons have emphasized the importance of civic action. However, civic education is often ignored in the American public school system. In his latest book, Teaching History, Learning Citizenship, Jeffery Nokes promotes history instruction that nurtures knowledge, skills, and dispositions as tools for civic engagement.
Below, we’re sharing an excerpt from Keith Sawyer’s latest book, The Creative Classroom. This excerpt highlights strategies for teachers to incorporate creative knowledge strategies when teaching math and science.
Winner of the 2018 Literacy Research Association’s Edward B. Fry Book Award, Reading the Rainbow: LGBTQ-Inclusive Literacy Instruction in the Elementary Classroom addresses LGBTQ topics in early education. Drawing on examples of teaching from elementary school classrooms, this timely book for practitioners explains why LGBTQ-inclusive literacy instruction is possible, relevant, and necessary in grades K–5.
Wayne Journell, author of Unpacking Fake News, and winner of the Exemplary Research in Social Studies Award from the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) speaks with the TSSP about the recent Michael Cohen hearings and how to successfully teach media literacy in the K-12 classrooms.
Since President Trump’s election, the term “fake news” has been tossed around, not just in political circles, but increasingly within aspects of popular culture. As a result, defining exactly what fake news means in 2019 is difficult. At a basic level, fake news can be described as verifiably false information being presented as legitimate.
In honor of Presidents Day, we’re highlighting key study aids for teachers to use in the classroom. The activities below are centered around three major wars that the US has fought in, including the American Civil War, World War One, and World War Two.