Instructional Strategies for Middle and Secondary Social Studies: Methods, Assessment, and Classroom Management

Instructional Strategies for Middle and Secondary Social Studies: Methods, Assessment, and Classroom Management

by Bruce E. Larson, Timothy A. Keiper
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415877059

ISBN-13: 9780415877053

Pub. Date: 02/15/2011

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Instructional Strategies for Middle and Secondary Social Studies is an exciting methods-based text that integrates appropriate management and assessment techniques with seven distinct teaching strategies. Writing explicitly for pre-service social studies teachers, veteran teacher educators Bruce E. Larson and Timothy A. Keiper offer detailed descriptions

Overview

Instructional Strategies for Middle and Secondary Social Studies is an exciting methods-based text that integrates appropriate management and assessment techniques with seven distinct teaching strategies. Writing explicitly for pre-service social studies teachers, veteran teacher educators Bruce E. Larson and Timothy A. Keiper offer detailed descriptions of a range of teaching techniques, from lectures to role plays to student-directed investigations. It provides a practical guide for considering when to use what strategy, how to determine that students meet learning objectives with a particular strategy, and how to keep the learning environment positive.

Special features include:

  • Clear, step-by-step descriptions of the seven categories of instructional strategies that social studies teachers need most to engage all students and promote student learning.
  • Practical ways to manage the learning environment and assess student learning for each of the instructional strategies.
  • Rich, detailed and social studies-specific examples to illustrate each concept or teaching method described.
  • Guidelines for deciding how each strategy might allow for diverse learners and differentiated learning environments.
  • Clear and concrete guidelines for setting course goals and objectives as well as writing unit plans and lesson plans.

For any aspiring social studies teacher who wants to make the most informed decisions about day-to-day instructional strategies, the unique integration and contextualization of curriculum, instruction, assessment, and classroom management that this textbook offers will make this an invaluable resource.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415877053
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/15/2011
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
0.70(w) x 1.00(h) x 2.20(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

PART 1: Foundations for Teaching and Learning Social Studies

Chapter 1: The Social Studies

Chapter 2: The Learner, and The Classroom Learning Community

Chapter 3: Preparing Learning Targets and Assessing Student Learning

Chapter 4: Long And Short Range Planning

PART 2: Instructional Strategies For Social Studies

Chapter 5: Lecture And Interactive Presentations

Chapter 6: Questioning

Chapter 7: Concept Formation

Chapter 8: Cooperative Learning

Chapter 9: Simulations, Role-Play, And Dramatization

Chapter 10: Discussion and Debate

Chapter 11: Inquiry and Student-Directed Investigations

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