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Ways That Work Putting Social Studies Standards into Practice

ISBN-10: 0435089072
ISBN-13: 9780435089078
Edition: 1997
Authors: Tarry Lindquist
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List price: $31.88
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 11/3/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Faced with recent state and national mandates, many veteran social studies teachers are now required to explore new content and achieve new goalsoften without any guidance. New teachers are at an even greater disadvantage, wondering what exactly they are supposed to teach and how to go about it. In Ways That Work, Tarry Lindquist provides some answers. Ways That Work is an idea book from start to finish, modeling several different ways social studies content can be organized in elementary and middle school classrooms. Each chapter: identifies a specific standard and a goal presents strategies to help you achieve the goal outlines how to put the strategies into place describes essential skills you can develop suggests ways you can incorporate other subject areas, especially language arts and literature presents proven assessment techniques concludes with a detailed bibliography of student books and references. Together, the chapters illustrate that there is no one way to teach social studiesthat the magic of teaching social studies lies in the richness of the available content, the variety of strategies to choose from, and the diversity of viewpoints to explore. The value of Ways That Work increases as you make the strategies your own. Both preservice and inservice teachers will find it a source of fresh ideas for their classrooms.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
By the Book: Learning History Beyond the Text
A Place at the Table: Investigating Global Issues in a Day
Across the United States: Creating a Collegial Classroom Community
Trade Fair: Orchestrating a One-Period Peak Experience
Cooperative Biographies: Focusing on Reading, Research, Writing, and Responsibility
Bridges to Other Cultures: Infusing Cultural Studies Across the Curriculum
Constitutional Visions: Connecting the Constitution, Kids, Science, Civics, and Social Studies
General References

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