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One Year After Sandy Hook, This Hero Teacher is Still Paying it Forward | Change Education on GOOD

One Year After Sandy Hook, This Hero Teacher is Still Paying it Forward | Change Education on GOOD | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
As I try to reflect back over the past year, I still can't answer all of the whys. I will never be able to. My healing began the day I started to focus on the questions I knew I could answer.
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Tossing Out Teaching by Subject as Part of a Modern High School Education

Tossing Out Teaching by Subject as Part of a Modern High School Education | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
By shifting from traditional subject-based teaching to teaching by topic, Finland is transforming the way high school students learn.
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Always been intrigued by school without defined subjects.  

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How to Use Dr. Seuss in the Social Studies Classroom

How to Use Dr. Seuss in the Social Studies Classroom | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
One of the best ways to ensure that students retain and comprehend historical information is to use references from their prior experiences and pop culture.
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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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About the Fellowship | 50CAN

About the Fellowship | 50CAN | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
50CAN is an education reform advocacy organization that identifies and supports leaders building statewide movements to close the achievement gap and ensure great public schools for all.
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Great opportunity for education advocates

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Board Games 2.0: Updating A Popular Project so it Meets Common Core

Board Games 2.0: Updating A Popular Project so it Meets Common Core | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
Board Games 2.0: Updating A Popular Project so it Meets Common Core by Brooke Feldman There are just some activities students love. For my students, it’s anything that involves competition, creativ...
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Can Schools Cultivate a Student’s Ability to Think Differently?

Can Schools Cultivate a Student’s Ability to Think Differently? | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it

Instead of building on existing education reform plans, such as Common Core, Zhao supports an altogether different education paradigm to prepare children to thrive in our rapidly changing world, which will put a premium on entrepreneurship in all fields of endeavor.

A mashup of democratic and project-based learning would enhance the characteristics that lie at the heart of the entrepreneurial mindset. Zhao envisions schools that combine three essential elements: a freedom-based, non-coercive environment (as can be found at England’s democratic Summerhill School); enhanced project-based learning opportunities; and interaction with the larger world).

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Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational: Top 2014 Deceptively Educational Social Studies Activities

Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational: Top 2014 Deceptively Educational Social Studies Activities | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
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For young learners

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Exploring History: Vol II

Exploring History: Vol II | Social Studies: The Core | 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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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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The Answer to Implicit Racism Might Be in Children's Literature

The Answer to Implicit Racism Might Be in Children's Literature | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
Could diverse protagonists reduce racial anxiety?
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Creating a Consistent & Rigorous Teacher Licensure Process | Third Way

Creating a Consistent & Rigorous Teacher Licensure Process | Third Way | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
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"We suggest a rigorous, two-step licensure process that assesses both content (subject area knowledge) and performance (the ability to impart that knowledge in front of pupils). This would mean requiring 1) a demonstration of content and pedagogical knowledge before a teacher ever enters the classroom and 2) the completion of a performance assessment within one year of full-time teaching to remain there."

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Believe it or not, "learning styles" don't exist | Big Think

Believe it or not, "learning styles" don't exist | Big Think | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
What false belief is held by 93% of British teachers?
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"Good teaching is good teaching."  According to this article, yes, some people are better visual, auditory, etc. learners, but that doesn't translate to how they learn *meaning* - it only shows that they are good at learning visual images or auditory sounds.  Interesting short video.

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Women's History Month: 6 Lesson Plan Resources for Teachers

Women's History Month: 6 Lesson Plan Resources for Teachers | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
Matt Davis highlights free and easy-to-implement classroom resources to celebrate Women's History Month in March.
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Extract Text and Calculate the Reading Level of Any Article Using the Analysis Engine

Extract Text and Calculate the Reading Level of Any Article Using the Analysis Engine | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
The Priceonomics Analysis Engine can now extract text from web pages and calculate the reading level.
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What 11 Common Objects Would Cost in 2015 if Colonial Taxation Still Existed

What 11 Common Objects Would Cost in 2015 if Colonial Taxation Still Existed | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
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Not the greatest examples, but a neat example for students - American Revolution 

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Critical Thinking Questions Students Should Be Able to Ask ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Critical Thinking Questions Students Should Be Able to Ask ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
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Great infographic.  Important questions critical thinkers ask.

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The Posters that Warned against the Horrors of a World with Women’s Rights

The Posters that Warned against the Horrors of a World with Women’s Rights | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
At first glance, this illustration looks like the depiction of a rather cool Victorian hangout. The image was commissioned in 1908 for a political magazine
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Banned Looney Toons Episodes - YouTube

these are banned episodes of looney toons enjoy
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Could be an interesting primary source text for secondary social studies

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Core Ready Schools | The Aspen Institute

Core Ready Schools | The Aspen Institute | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
Core Ready Schools is a tool designed to assist you in benchmarking implementation efforts in your school against a comprehensive roadmap for fully implementing the Common Core State Standards (or your state’s college- and career-ready standards).
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Tools to implement CCSS

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5 Great Teachers On What Makes A Great Teacher

5 Great Teachers On What Makes A Great Teacher | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
For our 50 Great Teachers series, a panel of experts shares thoughts on great teaching: past, present and future.
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