50 Social Studies Strategies for K-8 Classrooms
Here are 50 strategies for creating meaningful social studies experiences for K-8 students -- four overarching and forty-six specific strategies - ... Show synopsis Here are 50 strategies for creating meaningful social studies experiences for K-8 students -- four overarching and forty-six specific strategies --organized alphabetically, accompanied by assessment tools, and introduced by grade level and National Council for Social Studies (NCSS) standards indicators. Features: Linking of strategies to NCSS standards-Including an explanation of the standards at the front of the book. Prepares students to work in an increasingly standards-based, test-based educational environment. Thorough description of each strategy-Including rationale for its appropriateness and references to respected research. Ensures students the benefits of current scholarship in the field. "Applications and Ideas "section with each strategy-Provide either a classroom application or an assessment tool. Teaches students to recognize the difference between what a teacher "taught "and what his/her students "learned." Illustrates strategies "in action" in "real" classrooms with "real" learners. "Procedural Recommendations "section with each strategy-Outlines how to prepare for, facilitate, and direct the strategy. Gives students a guide for using the strategy in their own first classroom. "References and Resources "section with each strategy-Lists scholarly support, additional readings, websites, and/or helpful organizations. Provides reliable information for further study and research. Technology icons throughout the text-Tag strategies that call for the use of classroom technology. Illustrates ways to take advantage of the Internet, digital photography, software, and the like in "real "classrooms with "real" learners.