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@GPBEducation, @mkuenlen

Michael serves as education outreach specialist at GPB. In his role, he provides support and training to educators on GPB’s digital resources, including the Georgia Studies digital textbook. Michael graduated from Appalachian State University with a bachelor's degree in Secondary Social Studies Education and attended a joint graduate program at the College of Charleston and the Citadel to study developing world history. Michael taught high school economics, government, and Advanced Placement United States history for five years; he continues to teach U.S. history at a local college.

Recent Blog Posts

Education Matters

Simulating A Great Econ Class

Teaching economics is notoriously difficult. The concepts are abstract. The understandings are self-evident but shrouded in jargon. And the real world explanations always come with caveats....

November 4, 2016 - 9:00am
Education Matters

Getting Started With Document-Based Questions

Analyze. Discuss. Compare and Contrast. Evaluate the degree to which. These are the new demands of social studies education. Students now must go further than selecting or listing answers such as who...

October 14, 2016 - 9:00am
Education Matters

5 Ways To Get Ahead With Inquiry-based Social Studies

To say that social studies education is in a stake a flux would be a Hindenburg-esque understatement. History education has been reinventing itself for years and one of the latest incarnations is the...

October 4, 2016 - 9:00am
Education Matters

A Great PBS LearningMedia App For Students

A companion to the PBS Students site, PBS LearningMedia supports an amazing app for students. Free for iOS, it offers help for homework and also allows students to explore great content and...

September 16, 2016 - 9:00am
Education Matters

Teaching The Election--Resources For November

Justice Sandra Day O’Connor famously said, “the practice of democracy is not passed down through the gene pool. It must be taught and learned anew by each generation of citizens.” As Democrats and...

August 30, 2016 - 9:00am