Teaching Social Studies Today

ISBN-10: 1425801714

ISBN-13: 9781425801717

Edition: 2008 (Revised)

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Book details

List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Shell Educational Publishing
Publication date: 1/22/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 6.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

Introduction
Vocabulary Review
Creating the Social Studies Classroom
Why Teach Social Studies?
Characteristics of an Effective Social Studies Classroom
An Instructional Framework
Conclusion
Additional Resources
Chapter 1 Reflection
Building Background Knowledge
Picture Walks
Advanced Organizers
Using Picture Books
Tea Party Strategy
Word Webs
List, Group, Label
Rate Your Knowledge
Predicting ABCs
Wordsplash
Conclusion
Additional Resources
Chapter 2 Reflection
Strategies for Teaching Vocabulary
Word Walls
Words in Context (Word Meaning)
Word Questioning
Frayer Model
Making Comparisons
Concept Circles
Figuring Out Words in Context
Conclusion
Additional Resources
Chapter 3 Reflection
Making Sense of Nonfiction
Turning Headings into Questions
Previewing Texts
Paired Reading
Reader's Theater
Marking and Thinking
Making Inferences
It Says ... I Say ... and So
Summarizing
Conclusion
Additional Resources
Chapter 4 Reflection
Strategies for Using Primary Sources
Photographs
Paintings
Written Documents
Signage
Maps
Cartoons
From Document to Thesis
Conclusion
Additional Resources
Chapter 5 Reflection
Engaging Students in Research
How to Generate Questions for Research
Writing Assignment Model
Turning Students into Historians
Beyond the Report
Conclusion
Additional Resources
Chapter 6 Reflection
Hands-on Strategies and Simulations
Objects Tell Stories
Field Trips
Internet Resources
Classroom Museums
Hands-on Geography
Simulations to Learn Concepts
Simulations to Learn About Events
Simulations to Prepare for Life
Conclusion
Chapter 7 Reflection
Integrating Social Studies with the Arts
Connecting with Drama
Connecting with Art
Connecting with Music
Connecting with Literature
Conclusion
Additional Resources
Chapter 8 Reflection
Using Technology in the Classroom
What Does the Research Say?
Film, Video, CD, and DVD
Microsoft PowerPoint
WebQuests
Ready-Made Lessons on the Web
How to Evaluate Websites
Students Using Computer Technology
Conclusion
Additional Resources
Chapter 9 Reflection
Assessment
Assessment Drives Instruction
Models for Constructing Assessments
Checklists and Rubrics
Ongoing Strategies FOR Learning
Conclusion
Additional Resources
Chapter 10 Reflection
Putting It All Together
Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad
Using Water to Teach Civics, Economics, Geography, and History
Conclusion
Additional Resources
Chapter 11 Reflection
Glossary
References
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