By the OER Project Team
Whether you’re spending the summer resting and relaxing after an unprecedented year, catching up with family, reading a new book, or diving into some July excitement, we hope it’s treating you well! The OER Project Online Teacher Community has been abuzz with activity this summer. Check out a few of the latest and greatest discussions below.
Just Mercy book club
You’re invited! Catch Bryan Stevenson’s keynote speech by registering for the upcoming, free, virtual OER Conference for the Social Studies from August 3–5.
And in the meantime, join our teacher community to asynchronously discuss Stevenson’s spectacular book Just Mercy. The bestseller recounts his work within the criminal justice system and the founding of the Equal Justice Initiative. The conversation starts today, and it’s not too late to grab a copy and join us! New discussion questions will be posted every Thursday leading up to the conference.
OER Project course updates are here
Course updates have arrived! From our new World History Project 1200 to the Present course to new maps and articles, there’s something here for everyone. Take a look at these new features, then join the discussion.
How will you pace out your year?
Teaching WHP Origins to the Present? This lively discussion has teachers talking pacing, sharing sample lesson plans, and swapping advice on how to strategize for the upcoming year.
Preparing for the future
The tumultuous 2020–2021 school year changed the way we think about teaching. Check out how fellow teachers are using lessons from the previous school year to prepare for the future.
Which vocabulary routines work for you?
Mix up your lessons on vocab and try something new with this ready-for-the-classroom routine from WHP-expert John Mason.