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With an emphasis on active learning, this supplementary text helps busy elementary and middle school teachers engage all students in the vibrant world of social studies. This inquiry-based book presents hands-on explorations, interaction with primary sources, and critical thinking activities, that provide concrete methods to successfully integrate the language arts into the social studies curriculum. Key Features Promotes the development of literacy skills by authentically integrating language arts Supports differentiated instruction for specific grade levels, English language learners, and students with special needs Connects to standards in language arts, social studies, and technology
Table of Contents
|Building Research Skills|
|Teaching Observation, Questioning, and Inference|
|Oral Histories in the Curriculum|
|Data Collection and Analysis|
|Using Authentic Models|
|Images as Primary Sources|
|Connecting to Community|
|Personally Relevant History|
|Developing Mapping Skills|
|Connecting With Cultural Institutions|
|Conducting Social Science Fieldwork|
|Incorporating Service Learning|
|Connecting With the Visual Arts|
|Culturally Responsive Teaching Techniques|
|Connecting With Literature|
|Authentic Role Play|
|Establishing a Pluralist Approach to Content|
|Past and Present|
|Incorporating Historical Reenactment|
|Personal Correspondence as a Primary Source|
|Systematic Artifact Investigation|
|Relevant Approaches to Economics|
|Symbolism and Social Studies|
|Understanding Our World|
|Connecting to Music Studies|
|Currency as a Primary Source|
|Stamps as Primary Sources|
|Understanding Global Symbols|
|Authentic Geography and Cartography Studies|
|About the Authors|
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