Teaching Social Studies that Matters: Curriculum for Active Learning / Edition 1

Teaching Social Studies that Matters: Curriculum for Active Learning / Edition 1

by Stephen Thornton
     
 

No plan to increase achievement and enact reform in the social studies classroom will succeed without recognizing the central importance of the teacher as the "gatekeeper" of instruction. In this book, Thornton details why teachers must develop strong skills in curriculum planning and teaching methods in order for effective instruction to occur. Thornton helps… See more details below

Overview

No plan to increase achievement and enact reform in the social studies classroom will succeed without recognizing the central importance of the teacher as the "gatekeeper" of instruction. In this book, Thornton details why teachers must develop strong skills in curriculum planning and teaching methods in order for effective instruction to occur. Thornton helps teachers to develop a vision of their practice that will build strong social studies programs and inspire students to learn.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807745229
Publisher:
Teachers College Press
Publication date:
11/08/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
1,331,116
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction : making social studies matter1
1Why gatekeeping matters more than curriculum change10
2How has the social studies curriculum been organized?27
3Aims must matter45
4Toward a balanced and flexible curriculum57
5Methods73
6Educating the educators88
7Enactment of curriculum that matters104

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