Integrating Instruction in Social Studies: Strategies, Activities, Projects, Tools and Techniques

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How does the social studies educator make use of the outstanding research that is being conducted in middle grades education today? Integrating Instruction in Social Studies offers concise, readable overviews of each relevant learning modality, tool, and strategy, accompanied by collections of exciting activities in the major fields of social studies--all designed specifically for the middle grades classroom!
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Overview

How does the social studies educator make use of the outstanding research that is being conducted in middle grades education today? Integrating Instruction in Social Studies offers concise, readable overviews of each relevant learning modality, tool, and strategy, accompanied by collections of exciting activities in the major fields of social studies--all designed specifically for the middle grades classroom!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780865303201
  • Publisher: Incentive Publications, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/1996
  • Series: Kids' Stuff Series
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 8.49 (w) x 10.94 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 7
Using Integrated Instructional Strategies to Accommodate Differing Learning Styles, Abilities, and Interests
Using Multiple Intelligences as an Instructional Tool
Overview
Multiple Intelligences: Overview 10
Activity
History The Civil War 12
Political Science The Power of the Constitution 13
History The Birth of Civil Rights 14
Geography The World in Spatial Terms 15
Political Science Electing a President 16
Archaeology Early Empires: Maya, Aztec, and Inca 17
Anthropology Places and Regions 18
History Western Movement 19
Women's Studies Women Who Shaped World History 20
History Revolutionary Times 21
Using Learning Stations as an Instructional Tool
Overview
Learning Stations: Overview 22
Using the Read and Relate Concept as an Instructional Tool
Overview
Read and Relate: Overview 26
Activities
Read and Relate Activities 27
Using Integrated Instructional Strategies to Develop Problem-solving and Higher-order Thinking Skills
Using Bloom's Taxonomy as an Instructional Tool
Overview
Bloom's Taxonomy: Overview 30
Activity
Sociology/Anthropology Fashion Fads 32
History/Communication Helicopter Highlights 33
History Early Rome 34
Sociology/Anthropology Community Critique 35
Sociology/Anthropology Sitcom Signoff 36
Geography Globe Trotting 38
History The Great Depression 40
Sociology/Anthropology Ethnically Speaking 41
Economics On the Paper Trail 42
Arts/Music Jazz through the Ages 43
Using Williams' Taxonomy as an Instructional Tool
Overview
Williams' Taxonomy: Overview 44
Activity
Political Science Learning about the Law 46
Self-awareness Considering Careers 47
Communications The Communications Connection 48
Sociology Peeking at Prejudice 50
Sociology/Law Read the Fine Print 51
Arts/Music Musing on Music 52
Anthropology/Sociology Rites of Passage 53
Geography Country of Choice 54
History Changes 55
Anthropology/Sociology Technologically Speaking 56
History/Sociology To Another Place 57
Using Investigation Cards as an Instructional Tool
Overview
Investigation Cards: Overview 58
Investigation Cards
History People, Places, and Things of History 59
Sociology/Anthropology The Flag of the United States of America 63
Political Science/Civics The United States Constitution 67
Anthropology/Sociology The Generation Gap 71
History Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome 75
Sociology/Anthropology Holidays and Celebrations 79
Using Calendars as an Instructional Tool
Overview
Using Calendars: Overview 83
Calendars
Economics Taking an Interest in Saving 85
Geography/Sociology World Travelers 86
Geography Beautiful Hawaii 87
History Never Underestimate the Power of a Woman 88
Using Integrated Instructional Strategies to Promote Cooperative Learning and Group Interaction
Overview
Using Cooperative Learning as an Instructional Tool 90
Cooperative Learning Activities
Think/Pair/Share Social Studies Activities 95
Three-Step Interview Gun Control 102
Circle of Knowledge Social Studies Activities 107
Team Learning Foreign Languages 112
Round Table Social Studies Activity 115
Jigsaw Activity Japan 120
Using Integrated Instructional Strategies to Facilitate Authentic Assessment
Overview
Authentic Assessment: Overview 124
Springboards
Springboards for Journal Writing 126
Springboards for Student Products 129
Springboards for Performances 131
Sample Portfolio
Interdisciplinary Unit on Egypt 133
A Very Practical Appendix
Interdisciplinary Instruction
Ten High-interest Strategies/Activities to Integrate Science into Social Studies 144
Ten High-interest Strategies/Activities to Integrate Math into Social Studies 146
Ten High-interest Strategies/Activities to Integrate Language Arts into Social Studies 148
Student Reports
Topics for Student Reports 150
Planning Outlines
Social Studies Interdisciplinary Unit 152
Integrating Social Studies to Accommodate Multiple Intelligences 153
Integrating Social Studies to Accommodate Williams' Taxonomy 154
Teacher Checklist to Aid in the Promotion of Journal Writing in the Social Studies Classroom 155
Bibliography
Annotated Bibliography 156
Index 158
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