The Common Core and your social studies classroom
I’ve been spending a lot of time lately talking with teachers and admin types about how the Common Core will impact Social Studies instruction. The conversation has included discussions about quality instruction, effective strategies, and a variety of resources.
It’s also included some discussion of the Kansas state standards revision process.
And it’s all been great fun. Seriously, what can be more fun that a bunch of social studies teachers yakking about strategies and history stuff?
But one thing I have noticed is that there is still some uneasiness about the whole Common Core integration thing. So . . . I’ve put some resources together over at Social Studies Central. You can find the session preso, online resources, a book list, and helpful web tools. All designed to help create classrooms that focus on quality social studies specific thinking processes.
Feel free to post comments below to share what’s been working for you as you integrate Common Core thinking into your instruction.