ESSDACK believes that social studies is much more than just memorizing facts and dates. To prepare students for an active role in American society, they need to be actively involved in analyzing evidence, solving authentic problems, and communicating effective solutions. Our specialists served on the state standards writing committee and are deeply involved in creating effective instructional strategies that support historical thinking. Our work revolves around a simple principle - using research-based strategies that encourage the doing of social studies rather than simply rote memorization.
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