It ranks right up there with the Holiday season, KC Chiefs football, and the first weekend of the college basketball tournament. It’s National Council for the Social Studies conference week. I’m lucky enough to get front row seats and am trying to live blog my way through it.
Civic Engagement is one of the latest social studies buzzwords. And hopefully it’s one that sticks around a while. We want kids to identify problems in their communities, develop creative solutions, and implement those solutions in the real world.
But there’s a ton of conversation about what civic engagement actually looks like in practice. Whitney Wilda and Chris Wilbur of Hinsdale Central High School in Hinsdale, Illinois have developed their own version of how it can play out with a semester long civic engagement process. They use this with 10th graders.
And the awesome thing is that they’re sharing it all with us. Get the full 24 pages of Read more