Teaching Social Studies in Middle and Secondary Schools

ISBN-10: 0132698102

ISBN-13: 9780132698108

Edition: 6th 2013 (Revised)

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Description: Designed to assist pre-service and in-service educators to effectively teach social studies while preparing their middle and secondary school students to become reflective, competent, and concerned citizens, this accessible text is a contemporary and comprehensive introduction to teaching social studies that draws on proven theory, sound research, and the wisdom of experienced teachers. This comprehensive introduction to the art, science, and craft of social studies teaching in the middle and secondary grades examines the origins and evolving state of the social studies and citizenship across the United States, provides "hands-on" guidelines for applying social studies theory to actual classroom practice, and explores the ferment, controversies, and challenges that characterize social studies teaching in the middle and secondary grades today. It features an abundance of instructional models, applications, and examples -- all thoroughly grounded in proven theory, research, and practitioner wisdom. Continuing in the tradition of social studies innovator Peter Martorella and taking a constructivist approach, the authors address current issues such as a global perspective, diversity, technology, inclusion, and teacher certification. Organized in three parts, the text first examines the origins and evolution of social studies and citizenship education across the United States. Following this, targeted chapters address the art, science, and craft of social studies teaching as a means for engaging learners in knowledge construction. In the final section, the authors look at ways to improve social studies instruction through the incorporation of emerging technologies, and explore the implications of the rich cultural diversity within our nation.

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Book details

List price: $89.99
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/5/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

The State of Social Studies and Citizenship Education
Perspectives on the Social Studies
Supersizing Social Studies
Building Social Concern in a Globally and Culturally Diverse World
Developing Reflective, Competent, and Concerned Citizens
Organizing and Planning for Teaching Social Studies
Promoting Learning Through Reflective Inquiry
Engaging Students in Collaborative Learning
Skills for Citizenship Education
Adapting Social Studies Instruction to Individual Needs
Preparing and Assessing Student Readiness for 21st Century Citizenship
Using Technology to Enhance Social Studies Instruction
Evaluating and Assessing Student Learning
References
Index
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