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Essentials of Middle and Secondary Social Studies.

Author: William Russell; Stewart Waters; Thomas Turner
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Building on the success of a much-loved elementary text, Essentials of Middle and Secondary Social Studies focuses on the key issues central to the actual teaching of middle and high school social studies, including lesson planning and inclusive instructional strategies. Written in an engaging, conversational style, the text encourages teachers in their development as professionals and enables them to effectively  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Russell, William.
Essentials of Middle and Secondary Social Studies.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Russell; Stewart Waters; Thomas Turner
ISBN: 9781136176456 1136176454
OCLC Number: 861082012
Notes: Critical and Creative Thinking.
Description: 1 online resource (345 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Preface; 1 Becoming a Professional Social Studies Teacher; Looking Ahead; Can You? Do You?; Focus Activity; Influences and Experiences; Professional Certification, Conduct, and Ethics; Professional Organizations; Professional Development; Looking Back; Extension; Self-Test; Resources; 2 Contemporary Social Studies; Looking Ahead; Can You? Do You?; Focus Activity; The Goals of Social Studies; Why is There Controversy in Social Studies?; Social Studies Curriculum; Incorporating Themes from the Standards. Social Studies and the Common CoreConstructivism and Social Studies; A Problems Approach to Social Studies; Problems Approach in the Classroom; The Social Science Disciplines; Looking Back; Extension; Self-Test; Resources; 3 Instructional Planning for Social Studies; Looking Ahead; Can You? Do You?; Focus Activity; Why is Planning Important?; Setting the Stage: Creating the Environment; Why Don't Teachers Plan?; Textbook-Centered Units; Types of Planning for Social Studies Units; Deciding on Unit Topics; Developing the Unit Plan; Instructional Objectives; Content Outlines and Flowcharts. Concept WebsMoving Toward the Development of Activities; Unit Elements Format; Finding and Using Prepared Units; Planning for Shorter Instructional Sequences; Looking Back; Extension; Self-Test; Resources; 4 Assessment and Evaluation in Social Studies; Looking Ahead; Can You? Do You?; Focus Activity; The Role of Assessment in Social Studies; Principles of Assessment; Guidelines for Assessment; Authentic Assessment and Portfolios; Assessment through Tests; Assessing Projects and Reports; Subjective Assessment; Peer Assessment and Self-assessment; Checklist and Rubric Assessment. Analytical AssessmentTeacher Observations and Anecdotal Records; Looking Back; Extension; Self-Test; Resources; 5 Reading and Writing in Social Studies; Looking Ahead; Can You? Do You?; Focus Activity; Every Teacher is a Reading Teacher; Reading and Writing Assignments in the Social Studies; Reading Skills Needed in Social Studies; Helping Students Read Social Studies Materials; Less Can Be More: Quality Reading in Social Studies; Reading Textbooks; Reading Questions and Task Statements; Reading Social Studies-Themed Trade Books; Connecting Writing to Both Social Studies and Reading. Organizing to WriteDeveloping Research and Reporting Skills; Writing Creatively; Looking Back; Extension; Self-Test; Resources; 6 Social Studies and Diverse Learners; Looking Ahead; Can You? Do You?; Focus Activity; Multiple Intelligences; Multicultural Directions in Social Studies; Social Studies and English Language Learners (ELLs); Social Studies and Exceptional Education Students; Looking Back; Extension; Self-Test; Resources; 7 Teaching Thinking, Problem Solving, and Skill Acquisition; Looking Ahead; Can You? Do You?; Focus Activity; Thinking Skills; Logical Thinking and Analyzing Skills.

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Building on the success of a much-loved elementary text, Essentials of Middle and Secondary Social Studies focuses on the key issues central to the actual teaching of middle and high school social studies, including lesson planning and inclusive instructional strategies. Written in an engaging, conversational style, the text encourages teachers in their development as professionals and enables them to effectively use creative and active learning strategies in the everyday classroom. Features of the book include: A full chapter on lesson plans designed to provide mid.

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