The Modern Robes of Democracy

Civic education in the United States has been getting a lot of attention lately. Different then “Government” courses that focus on the structures of government, the goal of a Civics course is to prepare students to participate in democracy and to educate them about the rights and duties of citizenship. One of the driving forces … Continue reading The Modern Robes of Democracy

MASSCUE/MASCD Civic Education Presentation

For the last year, Tom Driscoll and I have been working on the "Modern Civics Project.  Our goal is too look at Civic Education and Civic Education instruction and create support for teachers, schools and districts who are looking to re-invigorate their instruction and rethink their curriculum.  So far the response has been overwhelming. This … Continue reading MASSCUE/MASCD Civic Education Presentation

The Transformation of History Instruction

The Transformation of History Instruction Technology has forever changed the way that History classes are taught. Once, not very long ago, history classes relied upon two key sources of information: the teacher and the textbook. Students read the textbook, and then the teachers shared their vast knowledge, usually through lecture. Research assignments were key, but … Continue reading The Transformation of History Instruction