Title

Supporting Critical Thinkers Through Literacy: Using Literacy in Social Studies Classrooms to Support Higher-Level and Critical Thinking

Date

5-26-2016 6:00 PM

End Time

26-5-2016 7:00 PM

Location

ED 217

Department

Teacher Education

Session Chair

Alicia Wenzel

Session Chair

Melanie Landon-Hayes

Session Title

Teacher Education Presentations

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Heitho Reuter

Abstract

The purpose of this project is to examine the use of literature in social studies classes in an effort to teach students to be critical thinkers. The curriculum for this unit is developed for a high school United States history class. The curriculum uses a variety of literature sources, including primary sources, graphic novels, political cartoons, short video clips, and a documentary, to study the emergence of the U.S. as a world power during the Progressive Era, Imperial Era, and World War I. Through the use of varied literature examples, students will develop skills to identify voice, opinion, and bias.

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Supporting Critical Thinkers Through Literacy: Using Literacy in Social Studies Classrooms to Support Higher-Level and Critical Thinking

ED 217

The purpose of this project is to examine the use of literature in social studies classes in an effort to teach students to be critical thinkers. The curriculum for this unit is developed for a high school United States history class. The curriculum uses a variety of literature sources, including primary sources, graphic novels, political cartoons, short video clips, and a documentary, to study the emergence of the U.S. as a world power during the Progressive Era, Imperial Era, and World War I. Through the use of varied literature examples, students will develop skills to identify voice, opinion, and bias.