This week is for middle school teachers, primarily 6th and 7th grade, who teach advanced academics, or want to increase the rigor of their on-level courses. We will explore the skills of a social studies course that are transferable to life outside of academics and focus on finding ways to incorporate those skills into your curriculum. It will also help you scaffold advanced social studies skills for students in different learning levels. Together we will explore several classroom strategies for increasing the rigor of your curriculum and we will devote time to modifying your existing lessons to incorporate social studies skills. Please come to the course with 2-3 of your existing lessons that you would like to modify.