This is a great ‘teacher blog’ that is both personal and informative. Larry Ferlazzo, author of the article explains the challenges of teaching Social Studies and details why it is such an important subject to study. Ferlazzo goes on to discuss the value of teaching students and not content. With a plethora of information and unimaginable amounts of content that could be covered finding relevance is key. As teachers of History we often get fixated on the past but this does not always connect well with students. Social studies should be used to excite students about the world and should be about moving forward as much as we look back in history. Social Studies gives us the opportunity to study life in a completely new way, what we do with that information is what makes an effective teacher.
Several Ways We Can Teach Social Studies More Effectively