Democracy in Crisis: Is It Our Fault? – Amit Kobrowski | The OC for Social Studies

OER Conference for K-12 Social Studies | Track Talk: Young citizens

Democracy in Crisis: Is It Our Fault?

This is a golden age for social studies. Despite Common Core and STEM casting us as irrelevant, events have proven that we do not need a test to prove our worth. Far from being about memorizing facts and dates, our subject remains central to the American Project. Seeking to understand what is happening at the ballot box, in the courts, or on the streets, Americans turn to our subject. What our students explore, investigate, and learn about US History creates a shared understanding of who and what we are as a nation. We need to embrace this responsibility.

About Amit
After nearly twenty-five years teaching high school social science, Amit joined the Oregon Department of Education to help guide the implementation of Oregon’s groundbreaking requirement for social science K-12 classes to include ethnic studies standards.


OER Conference for K-12 Social Studies
August 5-7, 2020

We’re all exploring ways to ensure our students’ learning – and our own – continues to advance. Our new professional development conference for social studies can help meet those needs.


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