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ISBN-10 0135003148ISBN-13 9780135003145
ISBN-10 0-13-813243-7ISBN-13 978-0-13-813243-9
Author(s): George W. Maxim
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
Copyright year: © 2010 Pages: 480

The ninth edition of Dynamic Social Studies for the Constructivist Classroom continues its tradition of offering teachers creative ways to make their social studies lessons fun.   This comprehensive, practical text helps teachers breathe life into their social studies programs.  The author engages the reader and walks them through the establishment of a dynamic social studies classroom with its solid constructivist framework, active instructional strategies, powerful literacy-based techniques, and exemplary classroom scenarios.

Constructivism is the most advocated approach for social studies instruction, and the most meaningful methodology for engaging students in their own learning.  Building on the fundamental principals of constructivism, this text provides the most comprehensive presentation of constructivist classroom applications in the field.

The most practical of all social studies methods texts, this edition highlights fresh and creative strategies that build key social studies understandings, skills, and values.  The text is highly readable, offering a balance of sound theory and examples of stimulating classroom practice.  Readers will feel they are taking a virtual trip through model social studies classrooms and will come away with a clear vision of the most effective and creative way to teach social studies and to motivate elementary students to become social scientists. 

NEW! Chapter 3 on Integrated Instruction–This brand new chapter helps teachers fulfill goals and standards for social studies instruction by incorporating content and skills from other subject areas.

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