Socialize with Social Studies


Socialize with Social Studies!
  • Host- Dana Hodges, DPS Educational Technology Specialist
  • Guest- Dr. Daniel Bullock, Social Studies Specialist, Durham Public Schools

The purpose of this presentation is to provide examples in a complete lesson of how digital resources might be used to enhance Social Studies instruction in our schools.  One of the key words that will be focused on throughout this presentation is engagement.  Today we have just a few resources but note there are a number of resources that can aid in our students really thinking through social issues so that the may be able to create a better future for people of all backgrounds in the United States and the world.

Socialize with Social Studies


Discussion Points/Food for Thought!
  1. Social Studies Standards
  2. What role does Learn NC serve in Social Studies?
    • Which ways can I search for lessons - subject, grade, standard
    • Lessons cover many curricular areas and are denoted by standards
    • Engaging Lessons
  3. What role does Pearson SuccessNet serve in Social Studies and furthermore all curricular areas?
    • Finding Texts
  4.  What role does the resources Newsela serve?
    • Finding Current Event texts
    • Same article texts changed to fit lexile levels
  5. How do I engage my students?
    • digital resources + teacher enthusiasm + great lessons = Students eager to learn!
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
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