Open Ended Social Studies collects and presents original and dynamic classroom materials focusing on parts of the world neglected by traditional world history textbooks in the United States. The middle and high school lessons hosted here aim to foster critical and historical thinking, greater cultural awareness, and a sense of wonder about the world and our place in it. Open Ended Social Studies is free, always growing, and collaborative – please check back and contribute often.
In this era of uninspired and tepid textbooks – when paint-by-numbers course materials generate big bucks for corporations with no real stake in fostering a new generation of curious, critical learners – the best way to ensure a good social studies curriculum is to write it ourselves. Have a social studies lesson plan that would fit in well here? Please share it! I make no profit from this site – it exists solely to spread high quality lessons as far and as wide as possible.
Thanks for sharing so generously!