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Revolutionizing the teaching

of Social Studies in America

Dear Teacher, As many states are adopting the National Common Core State Standards (NCCSS), education in America is experiencing a paradigm shift. This shift is changing the way social studies is being taught. Gone are the days of rote memorization applied to events, dates, people and speeches. Today’s social studies classroom must engage students in deep critical thinking as well as applicable skill development that assesses the reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills of the NCCSS. Coupled with a commitment to technology integration, MBC Education’s goal is to ensure that students are ready for college and their future careers. Over the past three years, the planning, designing, and implementation of MBC Education program has been the cornerstone of our effort to transform social studies education in America. Using our vast library of primary and secondary historical media sources, growing collection of specifically tailored classroom lesson plans, and cutting-edge professional development opportunities for teachers, MBC is also working to ensure that our educational practices and resources can be used by schools and students all over the nation. I invite you to explore our recently launched MBC Education webpage. Here you will find historical engaging historical lessons with skill and technology integration. These resources are available to you and your students as you see fit. Come back often, as new lessons will be added on a regular basis! Please join the MBC in our effort to revolutionize education in America, one classroom at a time. Douglas Fowler Education Director MBC Education
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Lesson #1 Lesson #2 Lesson #3 Lesson #4
Douglas Fowler is our Education Director and the head of MBC Education. Doug comes to us from a very diverse background in education. A classroom teacher himself, Doug understands the challenges and demands of the 21st century classroom. His success as a designer of social studies curriculum has been recognized as he has provided professional development opportunities at local and national conferences for the past several years. Using his knowledge of proper curriculum development, Doug has also been flown around the nation by school administrators who are looking to find ways to help their schools to improve the way they teach social studies in their communities. For his successes in increasing student achievement within his own district in Joliet, IL, Doug has earned several awards and recognitions. In addition to his role as a high school teacher, Doug also teaches college-level education courses to future teachers and is currently working on his Ph.D in Special Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Doug has chosen to bring his years of success and experience to the Museum of Broadcast Communications in order to design and implement the new MBC Education program, a new educational program with the goal of revolutionizing social studies education in America.  
MUSEUM OF BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS
        360 North State Street, Chicago, IL 60654-5411  P. 312-245-8200      Museum of Broadcast Communications (MBC) © 2016 All rights reserved.©  
 Museum of Broadcast Communications was made possible thanks to a generous grant by:
                                                      I Terms Of Use I Privacy Policy I Contact Us I

Revolutionizing the

teaching of Social Studies

in America

Dear Teacher, As many states are adopting the National Common Core State Standards (NCCSS), education in America is experiencing a paradigm shift. This shift is changing the way social studies is being taught. Gone are the days of rote memorization applied to events, dates, people and speeches. Today’s social studies classroom must engage students in deep critical thinking as well as applicable skill development that assesses the reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills of the NCCSS. Coupled with a commitment to technology integration, MBC Education’s goal is to ensure that students are ready for college and their future careers. Over the past three years, the planning, designing, and implementation of MBC Education program has been the cornerstone of our effort to transform social studies education in America. Using our vast library of primary and secondary historical media sources, growing collection of specifically tailored classroom lesson plans, and cutting-edge professional development opportunities for teachers, MBC is also working to ensure that our educational practices and resources can be used by schools and students all over the nation. I invite you to explore our recently launched MBC Education webpage. Here you will find historical engaging historical lessons with skill and technology integration. These resources are available to you and your students as you see fit. Come back often, as new lessons will be added on a regular basis! Please join the MBC in our effort to revolutionize education in America, one classroom at a time. Douglas Fowler Education Director MBC Education
.
Lesson #1 Lesson #2 Lesson #3 Lesson #4
Douglas Fowler is our Education Director and the head of MBC Education. Doug comes to us from a very diverse background in education. A classroom teacher himself, Doug understands the challenges and demands of the 21st century classroom. His success as a designer of social studies curriculum has been recognized as he has provided professional development opportunities at local and national conferences for the past several years. Using his knowledge of proper curriculum development, Doug has also been flown around the nation by school administrators who are looking to find ways to help their schools to improve the way they teach social studies in their communities. For his successes in increasing student achievement within his own district in Joliet, IL, Doug has earned several awards and recognitions. In addition to his role as a high school teacher, Doug also teaches college-level education courses to future teachers and is currently working on his Ph.D in Special Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Doug has chosen to bring his years of success and experience to the Museum of Broadcast Communications in order to design and implement the new MBC Education program, a new educational program with the goal of revolutionizing social studies education in America.