Inquiry Units Situating STEM within Social and Humanistic Contexts
IEEE REACH provides teachers and students with educational resources that explore the relationship between technology and engineering history and their complex relationships with society, politics, economics, and culture. REACH was created by the IEEE History Center, a unit of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), with the mission to preserve, research, and promote the history of information and electrical technologies. The resources include Inquiry Units based on the National Council for the Social Studies “C3 Framework,” primary and secondary sources, hands-on activities, multimedia sources (video and audio), background information for teachers, and more. The REACH site is searchable by text or context (for example, Inquiry Unit or Primary Source), or by any of nine themes: agriculture, manufacturing, materials & structures, energy, communication, transportation, information processing, medicine & healthcare, and warfare. A search may be broken down even further by era, geography, and World History AP themes.
The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute is holding a freeonline event for middle school and high school students and teachers on September 21, 2021. The interactive session, titled “Mathematics, the Key to a Hidden World,” will explore how mathematics helps us wonder at the world we live in.
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