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9781607097662

Teaching History with Big Ideas Cases of Ambitious Teachers

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    9781607097662

  • ISBN10:

    1607097664

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-07-16
  • Publisher: R&L Education
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Summary

The case studies in this book describe the decisions and plans and the problems and possibilities middle and high school history teachers encountered as they ratcheted up their instruction through the use of big ideas, which offered both teacher and students the opportunities to explore historical actors, ideas, and events in rich and engaging ways.

Author Biography

S.G. Grant is the founding dean of the School of Education at Binghamton University. His research interests include the intersection of curriculum and assessment policy.
Jill M. Gradwell is assistant professor and coordinator of social studies education in the Department of History and Social Studies at Buffalo State College. State University of New York. Her research centers on teaching learning and assessing history.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. v
Teaching History with Big Ideasp. 1
The Evolution of a Big Idea: Why Don't we Know Anything About Africa?p. 21
Defining Success with Big Ideas: A New Teacher's Growth and Challengesp. 39
From the Holocaust to Darfur: Teaching About Genocidep. 55
How I Learned to Stop Worrying About the Test and Love Teaching Students to Write Wellp. 77
Big Expectations: Big Ideas in Honors and Inclusion Classesp. 105
Big Ideas and Technology: A Methodology to Engage Studentsp. 125
Reconstructing Reconstruction and Historyp. 141
Big Ideas and Ambitious Teaching: A Cross-Case Analysisp. 167
Implications: A Road Map for Ambitious Teaching with Big Ideasp. 197
Indexp. 211
About the Editors and Contributorsp. 217
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