Meaningful Work / Chapter 1: Help Students Discover the Personal Relevance of Learning
Making History Relevant for the Social Media Generation
This article presents some strategies teachers can use to answer the "Why do need to learn this?" question from students today

Description

This Education Week article gives reasons for why the current generation of students have a higher need for knowing "why" they are learning something, and presents some strategies teachers can use to answer that question. Although the article focuses specifically on instruction in a history class, but the strategies mention could be directly applied to other reading or writing-heavy classes.

Time Required

5 min read

Preferred Citation

Making History Relevant for the Social Media Generation by John Scudder, Education Week