I’ve written about seeing teaching and learning with new eyes (HERE , HERE & HERE); about unlearning and relearning to imagine new learning spaces. Most of my wonderings over the past 4 or 5 years has been around reading and writing; today though, a brand new question pushed its way into my thinking: what should history/social studies look in today’s classroom? Because let’s be really honest here…a LOT has changed since I was a fifth grader in 1971. If I can Google the capital of Missouri; if I can connect with people from around the world; if we believe learning should be rooted in authenticity and reflect the world around us…well, what should social studies look like?
I’ll write about today’s splendor (because every day is pure light) but right now, my brain is a bit of a tangle. What do you think?