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Pack More Relevancy and Engagement into Social Studies!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

social studies

Presented by Sara Torpey, Manager, Curriculum Specialists, Britannica Digital Learning
Sponsored by Britannica Digital Learning


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Social Studies Standards ask students of all levels to question, apply, analyze and evaluate a wide range of information, from a variety of sources, and connect to current trends in their lives as well as the world around them. How do we help students connect to history, engage with content and find relevancy in what they are learning, all while picking up the vital research, literacy and analytical skills required of today’s students?

In this webinar, learn how simple packs of content focused on a key person, event or period can be used to teach content, literacy, critical thinking and more, all while engaging the range of learners in your classroom and making social studies more relevant, starting tomorrow!

Sara Torpey showed the many educational benefits of having students use a variety of content formats in their research, including:

  • A better ‘big picture’ understanding of the event, person or period being taught
  • A clearer understanding of the details that make up a major event, time period, or school of thought
  • The development of critical thinking through analysis, comparison, and evaluation
  • An understanding of the kinds of information available from a given content format, and when a given format might be more useful or appropriate

In her presentation, Sara shared examples of how to use content packs across the K-12 range. Learn how to pack more relevancy and engagement into social studies, starting tomorrow! This webinar is designed for K-12 educators, social studies and ELA teachers, librarians, and social studies supervisors.


About the Presenter

Sara Torpey manages the Curriculum Specialist team at Britannica Digital Learning. Sara travels throughout the country to introduce Britannica’s resources to schools and libraries, with a special focus on the products’ applications. She is well-versed on the topics of critical thinking, digital citizenship and 21st century skill development. Before joining Britannica, Sara spent ten years as a middle school math/science teacher, elementary and middle school math coach and part-time lecturer in mathematics at the collegiate level.


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Tuesday, October 25, 2016
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
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