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What are 21st Century Skills

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on April 17, 2010 at 12:55:05 pm

In the last unit you explored how the world is changing and how the 21st century requires new knowledge and skills according to employers.  In this unit, 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 

Focus Questions:  What are 21st Century Skills? How are they a response to changes in society?


21st Century Skills Framework: http://21stcenturyskills.org/documents/P21_Framework.pdf








Activity 2: Identifying 21st Century Skills

Focus Question:



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

Focus Question:

Introduction to 21st Century Skills and SS: Social Studies/21st Century Map: http://www.21stcenturyskills.org/documents/ss_map_11_12_08.pdfstudies .


Activity 4: 21st Century Skills and Technology


Activity 5: Unit Reflection

How are you currently teaching/practicing 21st century skills in your curricula? If you are not currently teaching/practicing 21st century skills, why not? 




Unit-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------  3: Using GoogleEarth to teach and practice 21st Century Skills 

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