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For Classrooms
Migration Patterns: Why Do People Leave Their Homelands?
For Libraries
Don't Be Duped! Understanding Purpose when Evaluating Media
For Districts
Developing an Inclusive Curriculum

FOR CLASSROOMS

Migration Patterns: Why Do People Leave Their Homelands?

The mass movement of peoples around the globe has driven the course of human history—but what are the underlying causes of migration? This month’s featured resources will help your students answer this question and develop invaluable critical thinking skills as they evaluate the social, political, economic, and environmental drivers of migration. Key resources include an overview of Everett Lee’s push-pull theory of migration; activities designed to help students apply the theory to historical case studies of migration; and reference connecting to current events and issues, from climate refugees to unaccompanied minors.

FOR LIBRARIES

Don't Be Duped! Understanding Purpose When Evaluating Media

For 21st century learners, misinformation is a serious and ever-present threat. This month’s featured resources shine a spotlight on information literacy to explore how school libraries can prepare students to navigate the modern information space with a critical eye and confidence. Highlights include an on-demand webinar on the News Literacy Project’s InfoZones Framework; an academic skill-building module on understanding context and purpose; and a critical thinking activity prompting students to evaluate arguments for and against social media censorship.

FOR DISTRICTS

Developing an Inclusive Curriculum

The value of nurturing a classroom grounded in equity and inclusivity can’t be overestimated. In this month’s highlighted video, Denver-based Social Studies Curriculum Specialist Tony Sievert discusses a vision of culturally sustaining curriculum and instruction, including a look at the theoretical frameworks that support that vision, how to implement inquiry, and resources that can enable successful instruction. Pair Sievert’s talk with the accompanying poster, “Equitable History Education,” to help your educators continue the conversation with their colleagues and students.