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Are students engaging with current issues involving their local, national, and/or global communities?

Does the lesson allow them to contribute beyond the classroom?

"Relevancy, Inquiry, Groups, and Discourse

Media Specialist, Liz Ford, discusses a wide variety of topics including: making curriculum relevant to the student, building inquiry and curiosity, maintaining regular groups, and modeling "civil discourse."

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History is the turbulent, unpredictable, and deeply human record of everything that happened before this moment. Through interactive maps, video, audio, an algorithmic engine of journalism, and tools for educators, we hope to make visible what was previously invisible about our shared American story.

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Explore. Design. Innovate.

The National Humanities Center Education Network builds bridges between the scholarly world and the working classroom, addressing classic and contemporary aspects of the humanities in order to better understand our world.

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The Inquiry Design Model (IDM) is a distinctive approach to creating curriculum and instructional materials that honors teachers’ knowledge and expertise, avoids overprescription, and focuses on the main elements of the instructional design process as envisioned in the Inquiry Arc of the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for State Social Studies Standards (2013).

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