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Best Practices for Teaching Social Studies What Award-Winning Classroom Teachers Do

ISBN-10: 1412924537
ISBN-13: 9781412924535
Edition: 2008
Authors: Randi Stone
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Description: Join Randi Stone as she visits the classrooms of award-winning teachers to observe their tried-and-true best practices for teaching social studies to elementary, middle school, and high school learners. Explore inquiry-based strategies for  More...

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Book details

List price: $22.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 6/5/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 120
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.440

Join Randi Stone as she visits the classrooms of award-winning teachers to observe their tried-and-true best practices for teaching social studies to elementary, middle school, and high school learners. Explore inquiry-based strategies for building student confidence and achievement as teachers demonstrate how students do oral histories, design individualized research projects, learn about geography and cultural diversity, become pro-active citizens who engage in service to their communities, engage in debates and Socratic dialogue, and much more. Best Practices for Teaching Social Studies is packed with lessons that work and ideas that will expand the instructional repertoires of new and veteran teachers.

Randi Stone�is the author of�nine Corwin Press books: Best Practices for Teaching Reading: What Award-Winning Classroom Teachers Do, Best Practices for Teaching Social Studies: What Award-Winning Classroom Teachers Do, Best Practices for Teaching Writing: What Award-Winning Classroom Teachers Do, Best Practices for Teaching Mathematics: What Award-Winning Classroom Teachers Do, and Best Practices for Teaching Science: What Award-Winning Classroom Teachers Do. She is a graduate of Clark University, Boston University, and Salem State College. She completed her doctorate in education at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Author
About the Contributors
Elementary and Middle School
Celebrating Our Constitution
Investigating Historical Objects and Pictures
Tasting
A Tale of a Whale
The Art of Social Studies/The Social Studies in Art
Assembly-Line Lunches
The History Kids
Who Would You Help?
Exploring Diversity Through Technology
When They "Just Don't Get It"
High School
Putting the "Social" Back Into Social Studies
A Social Studies Twist on the "Hemingway Challenge"
World War II Memories
Life-Changing Field Trips
Crafting Individualized Research Projects
Promoting Citizenship
Reflections From a High School History Teacher
Index
Cultural Diversity in Our Community: Past and Present
Social Studies Is Greek/French to Me!
Index

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