Social Studies for Social Justice Teaching Strategies for the Elementary Classroom
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Description: Dedication to social justice teaching is important, yet putting one's ideals into practice in American schools is a challenging task. This book goes beyond theory and idealism to fully explore the value and impact of implementing social action and social justice activities in the elementary school classroom. Informed by the experiences of more than forty teachers across the country, this thoughtful resource: (1) examines how elementary teachers, from inner cities to rural towns, use the social studies curriculum to teach about and for social justice; (2) focuses on how teaching social studies for social justice relates to standardized testing, state curricula, and the local challenges teachers face; (3) offers classroom activities and "Reflection Exercises" and "Teaching Ideas" to provide teachers with practical applications for the topics discussed; and (4) includes a list of children's literature books, curriculum materials, and websites.
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Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University
Publication date: 4/10/2007
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Jesse Morse is a Creative Doctoral Candidate at the University of Denver. He spends a lot of time outside with his Labradane Hank. His chapbook “Rotations” was published by C-L Press. His work recently appeared in Mudthroat and he will have forthcoming work in With + Stand. Jesse also runs the Smorg Reading Series.
|Understanding Social Justice Education|
|The Nature of Social Justice|
|Care and Fairness|
|Characteristics of Social Justice Education|
|Creating a Socially Just Classroom Community|
|Embracing the Individual|
|Building a Socially Just Community from Day One|
|Arranging the Room|
|Supporting the Community with Circle Meetings|
|Widening the Community|
|Teaching a Social Curriculum|
|Putting It All Together: Melinda's "Kids Who Care" Class|
|Reinventing the Social Studies Curriculum|
|Adapting the Standard Curriculum|
|Dealing with Standards and Tests|
|Teaching History for Social Justice|
|Seeking Support for Social Justice Teaching|
|Social Justice Teaching in Action|
|Social Justice Themes and Skills|
|Social Justice Themes|
|Social Justice Skills|
|A Sample Unit: The Civil Rights Movement|
|Essential Teaching Strategies|
|Role-Play and Simulations|
|Visual and Performing Arts|
|Activism and Community Connections|
|Social Justice Teaching Resources|
|Description of the Research|
|About the Author|