This book is a must for middle and high school social studies teachers who need help incorporating digital technology and the Internet into their instruction. While many methods texts include an add-on chapter on teaching with technology, this work integrates the use of technology into every phase of the social studies curriculum. Filled with decision-making scenarios and reflective questions that help bring the material to life, it covers the development of teaching technologies and lesson plans, and includes actual instructional models in history and social studies. Throughout the book the authors provide practical examples, worksheets, graphic organizers, and suggested activities, as well as methods for assessing and evaluating student performance.
Part I. Historical and Hidden Curriculum; 1. Origins and Rationale for Teaching History and the Social Studies in the Middle and High School Curriculum; 2. Overview of the Structure and Standards for History, the Social Sciences, and Social Studies; 3. Technology Integration in Pre-Service History Teacher Education; 4. History Teachers' Beliefs; Part II. Intended Curriculum; 5. Developing Objectives and Plans for History and Social Studies Instruction; 6. Teaching Early American History: A Curricular Model for Integrating Online Resources; 7. Active Learning, World History, and the Internet: Creating Knowledge in the Classroom, Alex Zuka; 8. Sequential Lesson Plan Frameworks; 9. Brain-Based Lesson Plan Frameworks; Part III. Taught Curriculum; 10. Teaching Authentic History; 11. The Montage Class: Teaching Historical Thinking with Audiovisual and Information Technology, John R. Barber; 12. Cooperative Learning, Sandy Cantu; 13. Teaching Strategies and Resources in History and Social Studies Education, Joseph A. Braun, Jr.; Part IV. Learned Curriculum; 14. Informal Assessment and Evaluation Strategies; 15. Formal Assessment and Evaluation Strategies; 16. Performance-Based Assessment; 17. Advanced Placement Assessment Strategies; Appendices: Appendix A: Developing Instructional Objectives; Appendix B: Performance Assessment Graphic Organizers; Appendix C: Performance Assessment - National Standards Correlation