A Practical Guide to Middle and Secondary Social Studies / Edition 3

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Overview

Following in the vein of her best-selling elementary book, June Chapin focuses on key topics that are critical to the teaching of social studies in the middle and secondary classrooms.

This concise, practical text will give you the crucial, relevant strategies and content needed to become an effective social studies teacher in today’s diverse classrooms. Using the strategies in this text, learn to teach social studies creatively and thoughtfully to encourage your students to become knowledgeable and responsible citizens acting on core values and beliefs.

New to This Edition

  • NEW! Each chapter has a "Diverse Learners" section designed to better prepare you to teach English Language Learners, struggling readers, and students with disabilities, as well as increased coverage of teaching reading in social studies classes.
  • NEW! Major updates to such topics as No Child Left Behind, Understanding by Design, social justice, revised NCSS standards, Advanced Placement courses, Bloom's taxonomy, taking notes, and global education (Chs. 1, 3, and 7).
  • NEW! Additional coverage of Annenberg local civics course, Justice Sandra O'Connor's Our Courts Project, Law Day, Constitution Day, choices Program, and financial literacy (Chs. 7 and 8).
  • NEW! Additional content in Chapter 5 on value-added assessment, best practices with regard to testing, portfolios, team testing, formative assessment, and a summary of characteristics of a good assessment/evaluation system.
  • NEW! Updates of the NAEP assessments and other national assessments, state standards, and transcript analysis in history, geography, civic education, and economics (Chs. 6, 7, and 8).
  • NEW! Technology integrated into the curriculum throughout all chapters, with attention given to blogs, podcasts, wikis, new online units and lessons, as well as countless new websites.
  • NEW! Coverage of 21st Skills and Themes throughout including a quick reference guide located on the inside front cover of the text to help you identify how each chapter helps develop 21st Century Skills.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780137059195
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 5/14/2010
  • Series: Alternative eText Formats Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 709,153
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

June R. Chapin is Professor of Education at Notre Dame de Namur University, Belmont, California. She is the author or co-author of over a dozen textbooks ranging from fourth grade to the university level. Civic education is her highest interest, including research on voting and community participation of social studies students from the eighth grade to young adults.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Middle and Secondary Social Studies
Chapter 2: Planning for Social Studies
Chapter 3: Basic Instructional Methods
Chapter 4: Active, Student-Centered Strategies
Chapter 5: Using Multiple Assessments and Evaluation
Chapter 6: Teaching History
Chapter 7: Teaching Civic Education and Global Education
Chapter 8: Teaching Geography, Economics, and the Behavioral Sciences
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