Social Studies Central is designed to provide you with tools, strategies, and ideas to improve instruction and engage kids in high level learning. You’ll find historical thinking lesson plans, helpful sites, technology integration tools, and links to my presentations. Be sure to check out History Tech, the latest in social studies technology integration, and the SSC Tip of the Week.
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- Minnesota Council for the Social Studies
Historical Thinking Skills vs Fake News. No Contest!
St Paul MN
- MACE Conference
Low Tech? High Tech? Using Whatever Works
- National Social Studies Supervisors Association Conference
Fake News Bad. Historical Thinking Skills Good.
San Francisco CA
- Kansas Council for the Social Studies Conference
Social Studies & ELA: Mashing Up the Literacies
- Kansas Department of Education
Google Tools for Increasing Literacy Skills
- Kileen Social Studies Academy
Historical Thinking in the 21st Century
Creating Academic Discomfort: The Problem is the Solution
- KSDE Summer Academy
Fake News: It’s a Real Thing