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Practical Guide to Middle and Secondary Social Studies

Practical Guide to Middle and Secondary Social Studies - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0205492435

Cover of Practical Guide to Middle and Secondary Social Studies 2ND 07 (ISBN 978-0205492435)
ISBN13: 978-0205492435
ISBN10: 0205492436
Edition: 2ND 07
Copyright: 2007
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Published: 2007
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Practical Guide to Middle and Secondary Social Studies - 2ND 07 edition

ISBN13: 978-0205492435

June Chapin

ISBN13: 978-0205492435
ISBN10: 0205492436
Edition: 2ND 07
Copyright: 2007
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Published: 2007
International: No
Summary

This brief, practical book enables readers to concentrate on the crucial, relevant strategies and content to become effective social studies teachers who will be able to teach in a wide diversity of classrooms.

The goal for the reader is to teach social studies creatively and thoughtfully so that their students become knowledgeable and responsible citizens acting on core values and beliefs.

Table of Contents

1. Middle and Secondary Social Studies.

Why Become a Social Studies Teacher?
What Should Be Taught? Control of Standards to the States.
What Is Social Studies? A Single Subject Discipline?
Why Should Social Studies Be Taught? Goals of Civic Education.
What Social Studies Content Should Be Taught?
Tradition and Textbooks in Grade Placement Content.
Should Values and Character Education Be Taught?

2. Planning for Social Studies.

Planning.
Long-Range Planning.
Instructional Objectives and Specific Standards.
Organizing Content and Skills into Units.
Lesson Plans.
Block Scheduling.

3. Basic Instructional Methods.

The Need for Variety.
What Happens in Real Classrooms?
Teacher Lectures.
Direct Teaching or Direct Instruction.
Whole Class Discussions.
Questioning.
Independent Projects.

4. Active Student-Centered Strategies.

Cooperative Learning.
Jigsaw II.
Group Projects.
Co-op and Group Investigations.
Other Formats for Small Groups.
Inquiry and Problem-Based Learning.
Role Playing and Simulations.

5. Assessment and Evaluation.

Perceptions of Evaluation.
NAEO and State Tests.
Assessing Student Learning.
Teacher-Made Paper and Pencil Tests.
Performance-Based Assessment.
Grades and Report Cards.

6. Teaching History.

The Predominance of History in the Social Studies Curriculum.
Controversies on What History Should Be Taught.
Methods and Resources for Historical Understandings.
Methods and Resources for Historical Thinking Skills.

7. Teaching Geography, Economics, and the Behavioral Sciences.

The Status of Geography in the Schools.
Geography Standards and the Teaching of Geography.
The Status of Economics in the Schools.
National Economics Frameworks and Standards.
The Teaching of Economics.
Behavioral Sciences: Psychology, Sociology and Anthropology.

8. Teaching Civic Education and Global Education.

Civics Standards.
NAEP 1998 Civics Report Card.
IEA Civic Knowledge and Engagement at Age Fourteen.
Improving Civic Education in the Classroom and School.
The Community: Local Government and Service Learning.
Global Education and Multicultural/Diversity Education.

9. Technology and Professional Growth.

Technology Issues and Challenges.
Student Computer Standards.
The Computer as a Productivity Tool: Word Processing.
Using the Internet: E-Mail and the World Wide Web.
Locating and Evaluating Resources.
Other Uses of Computers.
Professional Growth.

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