Social studies: it’s what he does

Johnathan Chase teaches social studies in the Edmeston schools. Edmeston is right of Interstate 88 and it’s the same exit for Brooks BBQ if you are ever in the area.

Chase is one of the many amazing teachers in our schools. Here’s a link to an explanation of how he weaves music and the history of the Sept. 11 attacks into an amazing lesson for students.

Chase has been featured in NYSUT publications before. He also shares more assignments at this website.

Veterans may recall this 2002 letter to the editor that pointed out the pitfalls of standardized testing. Now, even Diane Ravitch is on board with those pointing out that high-stakes testing distorts the purpose of education.

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