Have a Question? Feel free to contact us at TeachItCT@CTHumanities.org
Question: Will you be adding activities for more grades?
Answer: Yes, our plans are to expand the site to include more grades in the future. If you are a teacher or museum educator please consider helping us BUILD IT.
Question: I’m not sure how to incorporate the new Connecticut Social Studies Frameworks into my activity. Is there anyone I may ask for help?
Answer: TeachIt has a teacher consultant to answer these types of questions! If you can’t find the answer in the grade-level sections of the Connecticut Social Studies Frameworks, feel free to ask Rebecca Furer (TeachItCT@CTHumanities.org). She’s working with Teach It to provide curricular and frameworks support to contributors.
Question: We’re a historical society. What are the benefits to us of using Teach It?
Answer: Our Teach It team hopes that you will find many benefits to creating activities for Teach It. The primary benefit is that posting an activity on the Teach It website gives not only state, but national and international exposure to your organization and the history of your town or region. Teach It activities provide a way for you to extend your reach well into Connecticut’s education community and beyond. Teach It activities allow you to use content that you’ve already created, add primary source materials from your organization’s collections, and offer step-by-step instructions to match your product to the new Connecticut Social Studies Frameworks. Better still, the Teach It website will be linked to ConnecticutHistory.org, Connecticut Humanities‘s popular and award-winning website featuring history content from each of Connecticut’s 169 towns.
In addition to creating a Teach It activity, please consider listing your school field trips, in-school, and other school programs on the Teach It field trip directory. This guide has been created in response to requests from teachers who are interested in visiting one website to browse field trip opportunities across the state. Key search terms will allow users to find your field trip by geographic location, grade level, subject matter, and even by its alignment to the social studies frameworks.
Question: I am having a problem figuring out how to upload my resources or images. What can I do?
Answer: Currently you may upload your resources individually or by attaching a .pdf or .word document which contains all your resources to the Contribute Activity form. The form accepts images in .jpg or .png file formats. It is helpful if you upload a file that will be legible online. Think about how easy it will be to read or to see the finer details. If the file is too large to upload feel free to ask Rebecca Furer or Kim Sheridan (TeachItCT@CTHumanities.org). We also have the ability to embed video and maps. Get in touch and we will work with you to find a solution.