50 Social Studies Strategies for K-8 Classrooms

ISBN-10: 0130284637
ISBN-13: 9780130284631
Edition: 2003
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Description: A companion text for Elementary and Middle Schools Social Studies Methods Courses. Here are fifty strategies for creating meaningful social studies experiences for K8 students - ten general and forty specific - organized alphabetically, accompanied  More...

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List price: $26.67
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 10/4/2002
Binding: Comb Bound 
Pages: 176
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

A companion text for Elementary and Middle Schools Social Studies Methods Courses. Here are fifty strategies for creating meaningful social studies experiences for K8 students - ten general and forty specific - organized alphabetically, accompanied by assessment tools, and each introduced by grade level and National Council for Social Studies (NCSS) standards indicators. Each strategy is explained through reference to research and theory; and followed by a list of procedures and a list of references/resources. At the end of each strategy is a narrative description of the strategy in action or an example of a performance assessment scoring guide.

Kathryn M. Obenchain, Ph.D., teaches undergraduate elementary and secondary social studies methods, as well as graduate courses in social studies education and research methods. She is currently an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Austin. She has worked extensively with the northern Nevada Teaching American History Program and is co-founder and co-director of the "Research in Romania" study-abroad program. nbsp; Ronald V. Morris, Ph.D., teaches methods of elementary social studies to graduate and undergraduate students in the Department of History at Ball State University, and he offers teacher in-service.nbsp; He is the (2009) author of:Bringing History to Life: First-Person Historical Presentations in Elementary and Middle Classrooms(Rowman & Littlefield Education). nbsp;

General Social Studies Instructional Strategies
Case Studies
Community Building
Discovery Learning
Graphic Organizers
Guest Speakers
Inquiry Learning
Learning Centers
Role Playing
Rule Making
Service-Learning
Specific Social Studies Strategies to Advance Understanding
Archaeological Digs
Architecture and Landscape Design Significance
Architecture and Interior Design Significance
Artifacts
Book Report with Crayon Encaustic
Cemetery Studies
Community Maps
Custom Boxes
Decision Trees and Decision Grids
Field Trips of Distinction
Flannel Boards
Folk Art
Folk Music
Game Shows
Genealogies
Globes
Historical Characters
Historical Reenactments
Home Living Centers
Interactive Bulletin Boards
Literature
Media Literacy
Mini-Society
Mock Trials
Model Factory
News Analysis for National Ideas
Newspaper Making
Oral Histories
Pen Pals
Private Records
Public Records
Readers' Theater
Sand Table Maps
Slide Show Oral Report
Story Board
Timelines
Travel Ambassador
Trash Trail
Video Clips
Video Production

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