SOCIAL STUDIES: Building Citizens K-12

SOCIAL STUDIES: Building Citizens K-12
SOCIAL STUDIES: Building Citizens K-12
Class Description & Purpose:

In this session, participants will explore strategies to incorporate civic responsibility in their social studies content. Participants will leave this session with ideas and resources to help students analyze multiple perspectives and discern bias in cultural, social, historical, and economic ways.  Through discussion, dialogue and exploring resources, participants will develop a plan to help students identify, develop and apply citizenship at age appropriate levels.

Outcomes:

Teachers K-12, will tailor strategies and tools to their student’s age appropriate levels:

  • Explore strategies to help students identify, develop, and apply citizenship concepts
  • Develop tools for students to demonstrate (examples may include):
    • Social Responsibility (safety, bias, perspective taking, effecting positive change, empathy)
    • Inquiry (curiosity, asking pointed questions, concept attainment)
    • Digital Citizenship (safety, sourcing, “anonymity,” respectful commenting, the internet is “forever,” Center for Common Sense Learning)
      • I.e., Ted Talks
  • Teachers K-12, will develop a plan for a lesson or unit to help students identify, develop and apply citizenship at age appropriate levels.
Takeaway(s): 

Teachers K-12, will develop a plan for a lesson or unit to help students identify, develop and apply citizenship at age appropriate levels.

Class Level:  

Introductory - Getting started in an area, examples of possible entry points for implementation, foundational components of a practice/strategy, or big picture thinking around a practice/strategy.

 
Audience:  K-12 Teachers 

 

Point of contact for class: ryan.gudmundson@dcsdk12.org

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