The Visions of Educationpodcast brings fuzzy ideas in education into focus. In the podcast, a professor of social studies education at University of North Texas and a teacher of high school social studies in Massachusetts have conversations with educators about their big ideas in education, including a good deal of discussion related to social studies, social media, and social justice.
Currently the podcast has 177 tracks, which you can play on SoundCloud in your browser, or you can subscribe with iTunes or Stitcher. A new episode is usually posted each week.
On “Freedom’s Eve,” or the eve of January 1, 1863, enslaved and free African Americans gathered in churches and private homes all across the country awaiting news that the Emancipation Proclamation had taken effect.
At the stroke of midnight, prayers were answered, as all enslaved people in Confederate States were declared legally free. Union soldiers, many of whom were Black, marched onto plantations and across cities in the South reading small copies of the Emancipation Proclamation, spreading the news of freedom in Confederate States. Only through the Thirteenth Amendment did emancipation end slavery throughout the United States.
Civic Life Project partners with educators to teach civics through a unique digital storytelling curriculum. In collaboration, Civic Life Project and National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) have launched Compelling Interviews for Civic Engagement, a civics inquiry unit to help students develop informed, diverse perspectives on social issues they care about.
Where does our food come from? Who has access to healthful food? How is climate change affecting our food? How is climate change affecting our food? ProjectS.O.W. (Seeds of Wonder), a freecurriculum developed by Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS), gives teachers ways to explore these issues with young people aged 13–19.