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5 Steps to Argumentalizing Instruction

5 Steps to Argumentalizing Instruction | We Teach Social Studies | Scoop.it
How do we "up our game" with in-class argument, WITHOUT throwing out our curricula? In this post, Les Lynn makes 5 suggestions for argumentalizing instruction.
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Exploring History: Vol II

Exploring History: Vol II | We Teach Social Studies | Scoop.it
Read a sample or download Exploring History: Vol II by Peter Pappas with iBooks.
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10 compelling questions and historical documents to build DBQs

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Learning to Muse: Social Studies Includes History and Thinking

Learning to Muse: Social Studies Includes History and Thinking | We Teach Social Studies | Scoop.it

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"As a professional, I am given the freedom to determine which events from history we will use to make connections and classify them as example of change and continuity. Likewise, for each of the historical thinking standards above, these standards honor my professional judgment for working with my individual students to determine which events from history we will explore."

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A Cutting-Edge Second Look at the Battle of Gettysburg

A Cutting-Edge Second Look at the Battle of Gettysburg | We Teach Social Studies | Scoop.it
New technology has given us the chance to re-examine how the Civil War battle was won and lost
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Wow, this is amazing!

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Lesson Plan Ideas with Common Core Correlations - ProCon.org

Lesson plan ideas that tie to Common Core standards
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Questions about Questions: NCSS and UbD

 “What is the relationship between an essential question and a compelling question?"  Key questions for C3 Social Studies and Instructional Design

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New Social Studies Framework Aims to Guide Standards

New Social Studies Framework Aims to Guide Standards | We Teach Social Studies | Scoop.it
Instead of specifying content, the document just issued by states and professional groups describes the "inquiry" process of four disciplines: civics, geography, economics, and history.
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