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Free resource targets writing via social studies instruction

By Laura Devaney
July 1st, 2015

Tool uses cross-curricular approach to help students hone writing skills while they learn social studies

social-studiesIn the push to create digital learning resources for schools, developers say social studies have largely been ignored. EDC’s Zoom In aims to fill that void.

Zoom In is a free online tool that helps students learn U.S. history while also strengthening their literacy skills.

Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Zoom In was developed in collaboration with history educators at the American Social History Project, literacy experts, and media designers. It will be available for use in the upcoming school year.

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