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What are 21st Century Skills

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on April 9, 2010 at 12:26:03 pm

In the last lesson, you explored how the world is changing and how the 21st century requires new knowledge and skills according to employers.  In this lesson, we will spend time learning about those specific skills indepth and explore how the field of social studies can be used as a vehicle for encouraging student development of these skills.


Activity 1 : What are 21st Century Skills? Readings 

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Activity 2: Applying Readings

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Activity 3: Locating 21st Century Skills in Social Studies Lesson Plans

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Analysis: Students will examine 2-3 social studies lesson plans, and identify if, and how 21st century skills are taught or practiced. Students will also comment on areas of improvement in the lesson plans.


Activity 4: Lesson Reflection

How are you currently teaching/practicing 21st century skills in your curricula? If you are not currently teaching/practicing 21st century skills, why no? 




Lesson 2: Using GoogleEarth to teach and practice 21st Century Skills 

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