July Community Highlights

July Community Highlights

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 35.

 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.

Discuss justice 

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.

Discover what’s new

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.

Write your schedule

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.

Learn from the past

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.

Your new favorite activity

Looking for more? Join us in the OER Project Community today! And if you aren’t registered with us yet, create an account here for free access to the OER Project Community and more.