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Not All Monuments Men Were Men

Not All Monuments Men Were Men | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
Dozens of women contributed to the recovery of looted art during World War II, though their stories aren’t as well known as those of the Monuments Men.
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Surprising: The US is Only 4 Presidents Old

Surprising: The US is Only 4 Presidents Old | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
Viewed from the year 2015, the founding of the United States seems like a distant piece of history, but from the right perspective it wasn’t long ago at al
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We Don’t Need to Get Rid of Common Core to Have Play in Kindergarten

We Don’t Need to Get Rid of Common Core to Have Play in Kindergarten | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
Teachers must read the standards and plan their lessons to facilitate how each individual student will learn and work towards his or her goals by the end of the year. The way that school leaders interpret the reading standards largely determines the kind of learning environments teachers are able to create to support the Common Core.
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Also: "The case for more play in today’s kindergarten classroom is legitimate, and school leaders need to  know that there is a way to integrate intentional play back into the classroom while teaching the high-level literacy skills that are found in the Common Core. Play is so important, particularly for young children, to develop long-term cognitive skills that will enable students to become “college and career ready”, in the long-term. Principals must be convinced that a print-rich kindergarten classroom that fosters language and literacy development is possible through play, rather than primarily through direct instruction."

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How Should Learning Be Assessed?

How Should Learning Be Assessed? | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
“accountability should shift back to what we do for kids, rather than what they’ve done for us.”
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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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Kids As Young As 5 Know It's Sometimes Nicer to Lie

Kids As Young As 5 Know It's Sometimes Nicer to Lie | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
They'll tell you your terrible drawing of a house is just fine.
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"it...gives us a hint about the ages at which kids start to understand — and care about — how their words and actions may impact other people"

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Could Micro-credentials Drive Transparency — and Quality — in Teacher Learning? - EdCentral

Could Micro-credentials Drive Transparency — and Quality — in Teacher Learning? - EdCentral | Social Studies: The Core | Scoop.it
Share with your friendsYour NameYour EmailRecipient EmailEnter a MessageI read this article and found it very interesting, thought it might be something for you. The article is called Could Micro-credentials...
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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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