They have to teach content AND thinking skills.
Most history and social studies teaching isn’t nearly as good as it could be. That’s because social studies teachers face a daunting task: they have to cover massive amounts of required content, and they also have to teach kids to think. It’s extremely difficult to do both at the same time, so most teachers don’t try to. Instead, they either pile on the names and dates, or skip over important content to make time for engaging activities.
The solution: 4QM Teaching
“4QM” stands for the “Four Question Method,” a simple yet sophisticated way for teachers to cover their mandated content while simultaneously engaging students in the key thinking skills of history and social studies. Developed by two real-life public school history teachers over more than a decade of teaching, observation, and conversation, 4QM guides teachers in planning focused and engaging lessons, and students in thinking about social studies as a dynamic discipline.
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4QM curriculum can transform social studies teaching and learning. Teachers who know the 4QM plan efficiently, and have the tools and vocabulary for effective collaboration. Students who learn in 4QM classrooms regularly practice the kind of active thinking that historians, social scientists, and engaged citizens do every day. Let us show you how to bring 4QM thinking alive in your school.
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