Category: Simple Strategies

Put Their Hands On…Interactive Notebooks

Sounds daunting, right? Well, it is, a little, when you’re first starting out. These things have been around since the 70s (so the technology involved is a xerox machine and a bottle of glue–no dittos, please), but they seem to be all the rage, lately. I have been teaching for 13 years now, seven of

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So, I’ve taught social studies for going on 7 years. But before that, I taught English. As an English-turned-social-studies-teacher, when I first embarked on the ever daunting world history course, I put an inordinate amount of time and thought into vocabulary. We all remember it from high school–the social studies vocabulary lists. Remember? It could

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