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ISBN-13 9780133521337ISBN-10 0133521338
ISBN-10 0133521249ISBN-13 9780133521245
Author(s): June R. Chapin
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2015 Pages: 336

For middle and secondary school Social Studies Methods courses

A concise, practical look at the key topics critical to teaching social studies effectively and creatively in middle and secondary classrooms.

A Practical Guide to Middle and Secondary Social Studies gives readers a concise, practical look at the crucial, relevant strategies and content they need to be effective teachers of social studies in today’s middle and secondary schools. Following in the vein of the author’s best-selling elementary book, it concentrates on helping readers teach thoughtfully and creatively so that their students will in turn become knowledgeable and responsible citizens acting on core values and beliefs. The focus is on the goal of civic education.

With more changes than in any edition to date, this revision covers recent trends affecting the teaching of Social Studies in the United States in the age of Common Core State Standards, accountability, and the demand to meet the needs of all students in a changing global world:

  • Focuses on incorporating the best teaching practices and creative enthusiasm into the classroom: Included are lesson plans, units, and instructional resources suggesting activities for the classroom.

  • Helps readers achieve the major goal of social studies education: citizenship education.

  • Brings students up to date on the many factors transforming the social studies curriculum today: Common Core State Standards, No Child Left Behind legislation, the success rate of social studies Advanced Placement courses, and the uses of newer technology.

  • Shows how to integrate the newest technology into the social studies curriculum: The author covers blogs, podcasts, wikis, new online units and lessons, countless websites, and new to this edition, blended learning, flipped classrooms, social media, ebooks, and more on computer resources with attention to the Internet and scaffolding.