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Teaching Social Studies

Web Sites for Social Studies Teachers

The content-free social studies classroom: James Kendra at TEDxMuskegon

James Kendra, a teacher since 1987 and has been teaching Social Studies at Kenowa Hills Middle School for the past 19 years. He explains that social studies is the most important class students take in school - but not when the emphasis is on facts and dates. He believes in creating a classroom where teachers help students make connections between the present and the past to help them plan for their futures.(Nov 14, 2013, 12:24)


Social Studies/History/and Civics Lesson Plans Online

The list of online lesson plans below is from  Lesson Plans Online K-12, a Library Research Guide. There are more lesson plans on this guide. Many of the links below will other teaching resources such as printables, games, worksheets, etc.