9781425801717

Teaching Social Studies Today

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  • ISBN13:

    9781425801717

  • ISBN10:

    1425801714

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-12-20
  • Publisher: Shell Education

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Summary

Featuring sound educational strategies based on solid research and proven methodology, this exceptional resource provides teachers with best practices in social studies instruction that can be immediately implemented in the classroom. Authored by two social studies experts with more than 60 years combined classroom experience, this resource is designed for anyone who is interested in current educational theory and best practice. Packed with various teaching methods and techniques, up-to-date research-based theory and practical applications, this book is great for new and experienced teachers.200 pp.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 7
Vocabulary Reviewp. 10
Creating the Social Studies Classroomp. 13
Why Teach Social Studies?p. 13
Characteristics of an Effective Social Studies Classroomp. 14
An Instructional Frameworkp. 15
Conclusionp. 25
Additional Resourcesp. 26
Chapter 1 Reflectionp. 27
Building Background Knowledgep. 29
Picture Walksp. 31
Advanced Organizersp. 31
Using Picture Booksp. 32
Tea Party Strategyp. 34
Word Websp. 34
List, Group, Labelp. 35
Rate Your Knowledgep. 36
Predicting ABCsp. 37
Wordsplashp. 39
Conclusionp. 40
Additional Resourcesp. 40
Chapter 2 Reflectionp. 41
Strategies for Teaching Vocabularyp. 43
Word Wallsp. 44
Words in Context (Word Meaning)p. 45
Word Questioningp. 48
Frayer Modelp. 49
Making Comparisonsp. 50
Concept Circlesp. 51
Figuring Out Words in Contextp. 52
Conclusionp. 53
Additional Resourcesp. 53
Chapter 3 Reflectionp. 54
Making Sense of Nonfictionp. 55
Turning Headings into Questionsp. 56
Previewing Textsp. 57
Paired Readingp. 59
Reader's Theaterp. 60
Marking and Thinkingp. 61
Making Inferencesp. 62
It Says ... I Say ... and Sop. 64
Summarizingp. 65
Conclusionp. 69
Additional Resourcesp. 69
Chapter 4 Reflectionp. 70
Strategies for Using Primary Sourcesp. 71
Photographsp. 73
Paintingsp. 74
Written Documentsp. 78
Signagep. 81
Mapsp. 84
Cartoonsp. 88
From Document to Thesisp. 90
Conclusionp. 92
Additional Resourcesp. 93
Chapter 5 Reflectionp. 94
Engaging Students in Researchp. 95
How to Generate Questions for Researchp. 97
Writing Assignment Modelp. 98
Turning Students into Historiansp. 100
Beyond the Reportp. 102
Conclusionp. 108
Additional Resourcesp. 109
Chapter 6 Reflectionp. 110
Hands-on Strategies and Simulationsp. 111
Objects Tell Storiesp. 112
Field Tripsp. 116
Internet Resourcesp. 117
Classroom Museumsp. 117
Hands-on Geographyp. 119
Simulations to Learn Conceptsp. 120
Simulations to Learn About Eventsp. 121
Simulations to Prepare for Lifep. 123
Conclusionp. 127
Chapter 7 Reflectionp. 128
Integrating Social Studies with the Artsp. 129
Connecting with Dramap. 130
Connecting with Artp. 133
Connecting with Musicp. 137
Connecting with Literaturep. 138
Conclusionp. 141
Additional Resourcesp. 141
Chapter 8 Reflectionp. 142
Using Technology in the Classroomp. 143
What Does the Research Say?p. 144
Film, Video, CD, and DVDp. 145
Microsoft PowerPointp. 147
WebQuestsp. 148
Ready-Made Lessons on the Webp. 148
How to Evaluate Websitesp. 150
Students Using Computer Technologyp. 153
Conclusionp. 155
Additional Resourcesp. 155
Chapter 9 Reflectionp. 156
Assessmentp. 157
Assessment Drives Instructionp. 158
Models for Constructing Assessmentsp. 160
Checklists and Rubricsp. 164
Ongoing Strategies FOR Learningp. 170
Conclusionp. 174
Additional Resourcesp. 175
Chapter 10 Reflectionp. 176
Putting It All Togetherp. 177
Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroadp. 177
Using Water to Teach Civics, Economics, Geography, and Historyp. 183
Conclusionp. 187
Additional Resourcesp. 187
Chapter 11 Reflectionp. 188
Glossaryp. 189
Referencesp. 193
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