Integrating Language Arts and Social Studies: 25 Strategies for K-8 Inquiry-Based Learning
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Integrating Language Arts and Social Studies: 25 Strategies for K-8 Inquiry-Based Learning

by Leah M. Melber, Alyce A. Hunter
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1412971101

ISBN-13: 9781412971102

Pub. Date: 09/11/2009

Publisher: SAGE Publications

With an emphasis on active learning, this supplementary text helps busy elementary and middle school teachers engage all students in the vibrant world of social studies. This inquiry-based book presents hands-on explorations, interaction with primary sources, and critical thinking activities, that provide concrete methods to successfully integrate the language arts

Overview

With an emphasis on active learning, this supplementary text helps busy elementary and middle school teachers engage all students in the vibrant world of social studies. This inquiry-based book presents hands-on explorations, interaction with primary sources, and critical thinking activities, that provide concrete methods to successfully integrate the language arts into the social studies curriculum.

Key Features

  • Promotes the development of literacy skills by authentically integrating language arts
  • Supports differentiated instruction for specific grade levels, English language learners, and students with special needs
  • Connects to standards in language arts, social studies, and technology

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412971102
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
09/11/2009
Pages:
188
Sales rank:
539,797
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Unit I: Building Research Skills
Strategy 1: Teaching Observation, Questioning, and Inference
Strategy 2: Oral Histories in the Curriculum
Strategy 3: Data Collection and Analysis
Strategy 4: Using Authentic Models
Strategy 5: Images as Primary Sources
Unit II: Connecting to Community
Strategy 6: Personally Relevant History
Strategy 7: Developing Mapping Skills
Strategy 8: Connecting With Cultural Institutions
Strategy 9: Conducting Social Science Fieldwork
Strategy 10: Incorporating Service Learning
Unit III: Multiple Voices
Strategy 11: Connecting With the Visual Arts
Strategy 12: Culturally Responsive Teaching Techniques
Strategy 13: Connecting With Literature
Strategy 14: Authentic Role Play
Strategy 15: Establishing a Pluralist Approach to Content
Unit IV: Past and Present
Strategy 16: Incorporating Historical Reenactment
Strategy 17: Personal Correspondence as a Primary Source
Strategy 18: Systematic Artifact Investigation
Strategy 19: Relevant Approaches to Economics
Strategy 20: Symbolism and Social Studies
Unit V: Understanding Our World
Strategy 21: Connecting to Music Studies
Strategy 22: Currency as a Primary Source
Strategy 23: Stamps as Primary Sources
Strategy 24: Understanding Global Symbols
Strategy 25: Authentic Geography and Cartography Studies
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