Capstone Project Title
Implementing classroom discussions in social studies can be a valuable tool for teachers to increase student engagement, critical thinking skills, and writing skills. Classroom discussions in social studies also help students with historical thinking skills, selecting and evaluating evidence, and crafting arguments. Discussion can be in the form of partner, small group, or whole class discussions. This capstone is a discussion-based curriculum that utilizes many modes of discussion in a five-unit human geography curriculum with the goal to answer the question, How can various forms of student discussion before a writing assignment impact the quality of students’ written work in social studies?
Curriculum, Teachers/ Teaching, Social Studies
Schmidt-Kost, Sara, "Designing a Discussion-Based Social Studies Curriculum" (2020). School of Education Student Capstone Projects. 571.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects