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I teach in the College of Education at the University of Washington in Seattle where I chair the Social Studies Education Program. I study K—12 social studies education and, in particular, the civic development of youth. I’m especially interested in the ways civic education, multicultural education, and global education overlap. My other books are Renewing the Social Studies Curriculum (1991); Educating the Democratic Mind (1996); Education for Democracy: Contexts, Curricula, and Assessments (2002); Teaching Democracy: Unity and Diversity in Public Life (2003); and Social Studies Today: Research & Practice (2010). I am the editor of the ‘Research and Practice’ column for Social Education, the flagship journal of the National Council for the Social Studies.
I was born and raised in Englewood, Colorado, on Denver’s south side, and taught school for ten years in Adams County on Denver’s north side. I earned the B.A. in Political Science (University of Colorado, Boulder), the M.A. in Social Foundations of Education (University of Colorado, Denver), and the Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction (University of Washington, Seattle). I live in Seattle with the rain and my wife, Sheila Valencia.
Table of Contents
PART I: Introduction to Social Studies Education
Chapter 1: Social Studies Education: What and Why
Chapter 2: Teaching Diverse Children
PART II: The Social Studies Curriculum
Chapter 3: Democratic Citizenship Education
Chapter 4: History, Geography, and the Social Sciences
Chapter 5: Powerful Tools: Maps, Globes, Charts, and Graphics
Chapter 6: Current Events and Public Issues
PART III: Planning and Teaching Social Studies
Chapter 7: Assessing Student Learning
Chapter 8: Planning Units, Lessons, and Activities
Chapter 9: Five Great Teaching Strategies
Chapter 10: The Literacy—Social Studies Connection
Chapter 11: Social Studies as the Integrating Core
Chapter 12: Four Great Resources