Social Studies Tag

EduBlogs Prior to states’ implementation of high, comparable education standards, which put a greater emphasis on informational texts, most social studies classes centered on rote memorization of facts and dates, write teachers Tara Dale and Mandi White. But since adopting higher learning goals, teachers’ expectations have...

Education Week As states implement high, comparable education standards, educators across subjects like science and social studies are putting a renewed focus on literacy. “We’re asking all teachers to be teachers of reading and writing in their disciplines,” says Bridgett Bird, a Denver school administrator. “If...

Education Week Although Common Core covers only math and English, the emphasis on nonfiction text spread across all subjects has placed greater importance on critical thinking skills in social studies, instead of “Jeopardy-like” classrooms that stressed memorization. The higher standards “require students to gather evidence” and...