Teaching Tip: Relating to Students' Lives

Keep in mind that students' lives should be a part of your social studies curriculum. Bring their lives into your classroom. This will naturally lead to informative discussions about race, class, culture, gender, language, and nationality. Students will learn that these things not only are important in broader society, but effect them every day in their own lives. This understanding will help students recognize how they can do their part to make the world more equal and just.

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