Throughlines: Building coherence in social studies courses

Matt Bornstein-Grove

Speaker: Matt Bornstein-Grove

Historical chronology is a powerful organizing principle for a social studies course. It orders content, suggests connections, and allows students to see relationships. But what if you’re designing a unit or lesson that relies on the other social science disciplines? Or constructing a course composed of multidisciplinary case studies? Does abandoning chronology lead to a messy, incoherent student learning experience which lacks depth?

In this session, we will explore another way to build coherence, by using overarching concepts and Enduring issues. Participants will examine both teacher and student work, as well as think about the concepts and issues that could form throughlines in their own curriculum.

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