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Social Studies

  • Enhancing Visual Literacy in the Social Studies Classroom

    Topic:
    Social Studies

    According to Adobe’s Visual Literacy White Paper, “Visual images are becoming the predominant form of communication across a range of learning and teaching resources [and] visual literacy is now crucial for obtaining information, constructing knowledge and building successful educational outcomes.” Join Georgia Public Broadcasting for an exploration of PBS LearningMedia’s free digital content and professional development resources with a focus on building visual literacy through engaging strategies for the social studies classroom.

    Duration:
    1.5 hours
  • Generating Student Interest in Personal Finance

    Topic:
    Social Studies

    Whether working on a financial plan for college and career readiness or making a career investment in the Georgia film industry, GPB’s free financial literacy content engages students in educational strategies that will help place them on a solid financial path and better understand the wider role of finance in their lives. Join Georgia Public Broadcasting in a hands-on exploration of our free partner programs, videos, games, and lesson plans, designed to encourage student mastery of crucial finance skills and standards.

    Duration:
    1.5 hours
  • Georgia Grown Greats (2nd Grade): Jimmy Carter & Martin Luther King Jr.

    Topic:
    Social Studies

    Join GPB Education for a special second grade perspective on our own Jimmy Carter and Martin Luther King Jr. as we explore their exceptional lives and enduring legacies. Teachers will explore GPB's inspiring virtual learning journeys, along with comprehensive content from partners Discovery Education and PBS LearningMedia, and will model engaging learning activities that can be shared immediately with their students.

    Duration:
    1.5 hours
  • Introducing DBQs to the Social Studies Classroom

    Topic:
    Social Studies

    As inquiry-based approaches to social studies become more prominent, all levels of education are finding the Document-Based Question to be both useful for teaching critical thinking yet challenging as students are expected to learn more difficult skills in earlier grades. In this session, GPB Education will share clear steps enhanced with creative teaching strategies for introducing DBQs into the elementary, middle, or high school classroom.

    Duration:
    1.5 hours

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