Critical Race Theory

Critical Race Theory

Critical Race Theory (CRT) has become a difficult political topic, leaving many educators wondering how to approach the subject with parents, teachers, and students. Knowing the history behind CRT and why people support or oppose it can help you address concerns, support teachers, and demonstrate your commitment to student well-being.   What is Critical Race…

A Teacher’s Guide to Celebrating Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Diverse perspectives strengthen education, according to Heather Singmaster’s EdWeek article from November 2018. They broaden students’ view of history and teach them to respect people from different cultures. This month, you have the opportunity to foster students’ appreciation for Asian/Pacific Americans by celebrating Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. History of Asian American Pacific Islander…

The Sorrow of Telemachus by Angelica Kauffman

10 Female Painters Who Shaped Art History

10 Female Painters Who Shaped Art History   Many female painters have made significant contributions to art history. Not only did they create masterpieces, but they pioneered art movements and painting techniques that inspire artists today. Artemisia Gentileschi (1593–c. 1652) Italian Baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi was the first female member of the prestigious Accademia de…

students working together on a project

Implementing Integrated Learning in Your School and District

“Life is integrated. Why isn’t learning?”   —Tom Vander Ark Charlie Perryman, Director of Professional Development with Studies Weekly, posed this question in a recent webinar with curriculum coaches and district personnel. “Can you think of a single job in the world today our students are going to enter, that doesn’t require integrated knowledge and thinking?”…

Voting and Elections

Lesson 6: How Do We Choose Leaders? (Grades K-3)

Student Expectations: Students will recognize the positive qualities of good leaders. Students will understand the election process in the United States. Vocabulary and Definitions: election: the selection of a person or persons for office by vote primary election: a preliminary election in which voters of multiple parties nominate candidates for office campaign: the process through…

who can run for office lesson plan

Lesson 5: Who Can Run For Office

Learning Objectives: Students will learn the qualifications for people running for office. The U.S. Constitution details specific qualifications for people who want to run for national political office. State and local government units set their own qualifications for those running for office. Students will identify where the qualifications for political candidates can be found. Vocabulary…