Social Studies

Voices into Action

Voices into Action

Voices into Action is a human rights, anti-racist and anti discriminatory lesson planning resource created by the human rights advocacy group Fighting Against Antisemitism Together (FAST). It is divided into six categories: Human Rights, Genocide, Understanding Prejudice and Discrimination, Immigration, Personal Action and Living Together in Today’s World. Each category is further divided into one […]

Tailoring Your Lessons For Passionate Learning

Tailoring Your Lessons For Passionate Learning

  “The goals of passion-driven education is to preserve and perpetuate the senses of awe and excitement all young children inherently have, fuelling a lifelong love of learning.” Connor Boyack in his book Passion-Driven Education (p. 128)   Children are naturally curious! Alternatively, the world is full of learning opportunities and puzzles to be solved […]

Asking and Promoting Effective Questions

Asking and Promoting Effective Questions

“Questioning is one of the thinking processing skills which is structurally embedded in the thinking operation of critical thinking, creative thinking, and problem-solving” (Cuccio‐Schirripa & Steiner, 2000, p. 210).   Young children as natural inquirers Young children ask an estimated 10,000 questions per year before they begin formal schooling (Harris, 2012). Preschoolers increasingly use questions […]

Interdisciplinary Unit Planning: Secondary Art, Sci, SS

Interdisciplinary Unit Planning: Secondary Art, Sci, SS

Moving beyond a fragmented and isolated approach in lesson planning towards an interdisciplinary approach to unit planning with connections to social realities, this blog post takes you step-by-step through one approach to designing an interdisciplinary unit.