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Thematic teaching in middle school history class?

May 6, 2013 2:14pm

Rewriting an 8th grade history curriculum in a private school to discuss aspects of American history starting from the Antebellum period. Looking for ideas on themes and topics to include that will foster the most attention and interest from the students. Looking to do cross-curricular projects, student-centered learning, differentiation, and project-based assessments. While we are not mandated to follow the CCS, I'd like it to be aligned with skills that will benefit them in similar ways. Any ideas or thoughts to consider would be appreciated!

  • Social Studies
  • 6-8
  • Assessment / Class Culture / Collaboration / Common Core / Differentiation / Engagement / Planning