Student Centered Social Studies Opportunities
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Don’t just learn civics - play civics!
Run for president. Pass new laws. Argue real cases. The iCivics games place students in different civic roles and give them agency to address real-world problems and issues. They are rooted in clear learning objectives and integrated with lesson plans and support materials.
iCivics curriculum is grouped into topical units that align to state and Common Core standards. Teachers in a wide variety of classrooms have successfully implemented iCivics, and students using the program are more knowledgeable, engaged, and eager to participate in civic action and discussion than their counterparts.
A growing base of more than 40,000 educators and three million students relies on iCivics to provide a high quality civics curriculum each year. iCivics games have been played more than ten million times by students across the country.
iCivics supports individual, small group, and whole-class learning across a variety of settings. With a mix of readings, activities, discussions and games, our resources introduce and explain complex concepts. Drafting Board offers students the opportunity to learn and develop argumentative writing skills in a scaffolded digital environment.
Immerse Middle School Students in an
Interactive History Game
Take a virtual field trip into the past with Mission US, an award-winning game series offering FREE interactive role-playing experiences, teacher resources and much more. Students "live" history as they play roles, make choices, experience the consequences of their decisions and grapple with the impact of historic events.
Each Mission in the series delivers:
• Engaging gaming technology
• Standards-aligned curriculum
• Powerful teacher resources — lesson plans,
primary sources, DBQs, vocabulary builders.
National Social Studies Honor Society...
National Council for the Social Studies is proud to introduce Rho Kappa, the National Social Studies Honor Society. Rho Kappa provides national recognition and opportunities for exploration in the social studies.
Rho Kappa is the only national organization for high school juniors and seniors that recognizes excellence in the field of social studies. Any public or accredited private high school can apply for a local chapter, through which it may invite students to become a member of Rho Kappa based on academic achievement in social studies, and participation in community service.
Learn more at http://rhokappa.socialstudies.org