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Thinking on Education: Using an Integrated Learning Approach

One of the most exciting ways to teach is through an integrated learning approach. Integrated learning pedagogy has been around for decades, but it is especially appropriate for today’s students, who need essential skills to analyze and apply learning from diverse perspectives to real-world problems. And social studies and science are excellent subjects to act…

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How to Leverage Technology in the Classroom

According to a 2017 study, about 63% of K-12 teachers use technology in their classrooms daily. Other studies suggest that number is rising each year. As more and more elementary classrooms access educational technology, they can tap into the many available programs that really bring social studies alive. Integrating Studies Weekly Online’s primary source videos,…