Living History in the Classroom: Integrative Arts Activities for Making Social Studies Meaningful

Living History in the Classroom: Integrative Arts Activities for Making Social Studies Meaningful

by Douglas Selwyn
     
 

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ntegrating the arts into all subject areas is proven to pique student interest and facilitate deeper connection with the material. These social studies activities encourage creative expression and inquiry to make learning personal and meaningful.

Living History in the Classroom is ideal for use in social studies and humanities classrooms because the

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Overview

ntegrating the arts into all subject areas is proven to pique student interest and facilitate deeper connection with the material. These social studies activities encourage creative expression and inquiry to make learning personal and meaningful.

Living History in the Classroom is ideal for use in social studies and humanities classrooms because the lessons transmit information in an engaging and entertaining way. Save valuable preparation time with complete lessons on historical issues and encourage all students to experience history by getting personally involved with the content.

Students will love learning about history through mock trials, role-playing, political cartooning, period photography, creative writing and journals, building 3-D models, making masks, and music. Reproducible handouts, questions for discussion, assessments—including journals, portfolios, and student self-assessments—are included.

Grades 5–12

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593633363
Publisher:
Sourcebooks
Publication date:
01/01/2008
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,094,124
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
10 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Douglas Selwyn is the coauthor of History in the Present Tense: Engaging Students Through Inquiry and Action and Social Studies at the Center: Integrating Kids, Content, and Literacy.

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