The Power of an Untold Story – Sue Metzler | The OC for Social Studies

OER Conference for K-12 Social Studies | Track Talk: Why does history really matter?

The Power of an Untold Story

Get your students thinking, analyzing documents, and connecting narratives to their own lives. This video gives three examples of how seeking out and teaching untold stories in US history can engage and connect students to the curriculum: an IDM (Inquiry Design Model) on the Great Migration, a forum on the Japanese American Incarceration, and a mini-document study on the emergence of the Black Power movement.

About Sue
As a classroom teacher with 36 years of experience in grades 7-12, I have also worked as a mentor, instructional coach, member of the Washington State Social Studies Cadre, and activities adviser. I am a certified OCDE Project GLAD® trainer and a dog mom who lives in historic North Everett, Washington.

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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