Category: Social Studies Education

Rethinking History and Social Studies Curricula as Moral and Ethical Education using the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights

As both a historian and as a scholar of religion, questions of ethics and morality are typically at the forefront of what I study and how I teach. This has, in some ways, become even more true as I have moved from teaching in higher education to teaching in the secondary school environment. As I …

Rethinking My History Instruction

At the beginning of the school year, I redirected my blog towards a series that I had hoped would chronicle my first year of teaching history and government at an independent high school. I made my first post, and then immediately started having significant technical issues with my server that made further blogging impossible. Teaching …