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Social Studies for Social Justice Teaching Strategies for the Elementary Classroom

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ISBN-10: 0807747629

ISBN-13: 9780807747629

Edition: 2007

Authors: Rahima C. Wade, William. Ayers, Therese Quinn, William Ayers, Therese Quinn

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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…    
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Book details

List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Teachers College Press
Publication date: 4/13/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 6.12" wide x 8.97" long x 0.39" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

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.

William Ayers is Professor at the College of Education, University of Illinois, Chicago. His recent publications include Race Course Against White Supremacy (with Bernadine Dohrn) and the Handbook of Social Justice in Education (with Therese Quinn and David Stovall).

Therese Quinn is Associate Professor of Art Education at School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her recent publications include Flaunting It! Queers Organizing for Public Education and Justice and the Handbook of Social Justice in Education.

Series Foreword
Understanding Social Justice Education
The Nature of Social Justice
Care and Fairness
Characteristics of Social Justice Education
Reflection Exercises
Creating a Socially Just Classroom Community
Embracing the Individual
Building a Socially Just Community from Day One
Speaking Up
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
Reflection Exercises
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
Reflection Exercises
Social Justice Themes and Skills
Social Justice Themes
Social Justice Skills
A Sample Unit: The Civil Rights Movement
Reflection Exercises
Essential Teaching Strategies
Thematic Approach
Children's Literature
Role-Play and Simulations
Primary Sources
Visual and Performing Arts
And More...
Teaching Ideas
Activism and Community Connections
Community Connections
Teaching Ideas
Looking Forward
Social Justice Teaching Resources
Description of the Research
About the Author