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Essentials of Middle and Secondary Social Studies

ISBN-10: 0415638518
ISBN-13: 9780415638517
Edition: 2014
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List price: $64.95
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 9/3/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 345
Size: 7.01" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Building on the success of a much-loved elementary text,Essentials of Middle and Secondary Social Studiesfocuses on the key issues central to the actual teaching of middle and high school social studies, including lesson planning and inclusive instructional strategies. Written in an engaging, conversational style, the text encourages teachers in their development as professionals and enables them to effectively use creative and active learning strategies in the everyday classroom.  Features of the book include:• A full chapter on lesson plans designed to provide middle and secondary social studies teachers with classroom tested lesson plans. The chapter includes two classroom tested lessons for each social science discipline---U.S. History, World History, Geography, Government, Economics, Psychology, & Sociology. • A chapter on technology that is designed to better prepare middle and secondary social studies teachers to effectively teach social studies with technology. Attention is given to digital history, media literacy, teaching with film and music, and numerous other types of impactful technology.• Each teaching methodology and lesson plan discusses how the strategy can be used to meet the individual needs of diverse learners, including English Language Learners and exceptional education students. • A section in each chapter provides various resources for further development. The section includes articles, books, and web resources. • Each chapter includes an Extension activity offering readers with the opportunity to extend the learning experience with relevant and meaningful real-life scenarios. • Focus activities give readers the opportunity to prepare for the learning experience with relevant and meaningful scenarios. • Covers current topics such as NCSS Standards, Common Core State Standards, Technology, Media, Skills, Character Education, and Literacy.

List of Figures
List of Tables
Preface
Becoming a Professional Social Studies Teacher
Looking Ahead
Can You? Do You?
Focus Activity
Influences and Experiences
Professional Certification, Conduct, and Ethics
Professional Organizations
Professional Development
Looking Back
Extension
Self-Test
Resources
Contemporary Social Studies
Looking Ahead
Can You? Do You?
Focus Activity
The Goals of Social Studies
Why is There Controversy in Social Studies?
Social Studies Curriculum
Incorporating Themes from the Standards
Social Studies and the Common Core
Constructivism and Social Studies
A Problems Approach to Social Studies
Problems Approach in the Classroom
The Social Science Disciplines
Looking Back
Extension
Self-Test
Resources
Instructional Planning for Social Studies
Looking Ahead
Can You? Do You?
Focus Activity
Why is Planning Important?
Setting the Stage: Creating the Environment
Why Don't Teachers Plan?
Textbook-Centered Units
Types of Planning for Social Studies Units
Deciding on Unit Topics
Developing the Unit Plan
Instructional Objectives
Content Outlines and Flowcharts
Concept Webs
Moving Toward the Development of Activities
Unit Elements Format
Finding and Using Prepared Units
Planning for Shorter Instructional Sequences
Looking Back
Extension
Self-Test
Resources
Assessment and Evaluation in Social Studies
Looking Ahead
Can You? Do You?
Focus Activity
The Role of Assessment in the Social Studies
Principles of Assessment
Guidelines for Assessment
Authentic Assessment and Portfolios
Assessment through Tests
Assessing Projects and Reports
Subjective Assessment
Peer Assessment and Self-Assessment
Checklist and Rubric Assessment
Analytical Assessment
Teacher Observations and Anecdotal Records
Looking Back
Extension
Self-Test
Resources
Reading and Writing in Social Studies
Looking Ahead
Can You? Do You?
Focus Activity
Every Teacher is a Reading Teacher
Reading and Writing Assignments in the Social Studies
Reading Skills Needed in Social Studies
Helping Students Read Social Studies Materials
Less Can Be More: Quality Reading in Social Studies
Reading Textbooks
Reading Questions and Task Statements
Reading Social Studies-Themed Trade Books
Connecting Writing to Both Social Studies and Reading
Organizing to Write
Developing Research and Reporting Skills
Writing Creatively
Looking Back
Extension
Self-Test
Resources
Social Studies and Diverse Learners
Looking Ahead
Can You? Do You?
Focus Activity
Multiple Intelligences
Multicultural Directions in Social Studies
Social Studies and English Language Learners (ELLs)
Social Studies and Exceptional Education Students
Looking Back
Extension
Self-Test
Resources
Teaching Thinking, Problem Solving, and Skill Acquisition
Looking Ahead
Can You? Do You?
Focus Activity
Thinking Skills
Logical Thinking and Analyzing Skills
Critical and Creative Thinking
Problem-Solving and Inquiry
Promoting Critical Thinking with Modules
Promoting Inquiry with Case Studies
Incorporating Thinking and Learning Skills in Social Studies
Building the Desire to Master Study Skills
Finding Information
Maps and Globes
Using Maps
Charts, Graphs, and Maps
Economic Skills
Looking Back
Extension
Self-Test
Resources
Cooperative Learning in Social Studies
Looking Ahead
Can You? Do You?
Focus Activity
Social Factors in Cooperative Learning Groups
Different Approaches to Grouping
Cooperative and Collaborative Learning and Curricular Goals
Organizing Cooperative and Collaborative Learning Groups
Student Roles in Cooperative Learning
"Minds-On" Learning Inquiry
Projects and Problem-Centered Group Activities
Cooperative Centers
Cooperative Learning and Technology
Looking Back
Extension
Self-Test
Resources
Drama, Role Play, and Simulations
Looking Ahead
Can You? Do You?
Focus Activity
The Importance of Drama in Social Studies
Drama Through Reading
Role Plays and Other Structured Drama Techniques
Art and Story-Related Dramatic Techniques
Reenactment
Interactional Drama
Story Telling in Social Studies
Process Drama in Social Studies
Effective Use of Drama in Social Studies
Simulation Games
Mock Trials
Looking Back
Extension
Self-Test
Resources
Issues-Centered Learning and Decision Making
Looking Ahead
Can You? Do You?
Focus Activity
Issues-Centered Learning
Decision-Making Skills in Relation to Values
What Values Do You Teach?
Developing Values
Character Development and Citizenship
Character and Values: A Worldview Perspective
Looking Back
Extension
Self-Test
Resources
Technology and Media in Social Studies
Looking Ahead
Can You? Do You?
Focus Activity
Getting Started: Technology as a Productive Tool
Technology and Standards
Enhancing Instruction with the Internet
Teaching with Film
Social Media
Challenges to Technology Integration
Looking Back
Extension
Self-Test
Resources
Lesson Plans for Secondary Social Studies
Looking Ahead
Can You? Do You?
Focus Activity
Economics
Geography
Psychology
Sociology
World History
U.S. Government
U.S. History
Looking Back
Extension
Self-Test
Resources
References
About the Authors
Index

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