Teaching Social Studies to English Language Learners

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This book provides simple and straightforward advice on how to teach English Language Learners in the classroom. In Teaching Social Studies to English Language Learners the authors offer context-specific strategies for the full range of the social studies curriculum, including geography, U.S. history, world history, economics, and government. A fully annotated list of web and print resources completes the volume, making this a valuable reference to help social studies teachers meet the challenges of including all learners in effective instruction.

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"…a valuable resource for teachers who are seeking to improve their confidence in teaching not only ELL students but ALL students. [The book’s] ideas for activities and teaching strategies reflect the current trend in education and, therefore, provide relevant and practical models for teaching social studies that should be adopted by both preservice and inservice teachers."--The Social Studies

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Meet the Author

Bárbara C. Cruz is Professor of Social Science Education in the Department of Secondary Education at the University of South Florida.

Stephen J. Thornton is Professor of Social Science Education and Chair of the Department of Secondary Education at the University of South Florida

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Table of Contents

@contents:Part One: Your English Language Learner

1.1 Orientation

1.2 The Process of English Language Learning and What to Expect

1.3 Deciding on the Best ESOL Program

1.4 Teaching for English Language Development

1.5 Not All ELLs are the Same

1.6 Culturally Responsive Pedagogy

1.7 Not All Parents are the Same: Home/School Communication

1.8 English language Learners with Special Needs

Part Two: Principles of Social Studies Teaching and Learning

2.1 Principles of Social Studies Teaching and Learning

2.2 How instruction unfolds

2.3 Social Studies-focused ESOL Research

2.4 Social Studies Texts and Print Materials

Part Three: Teaching Social Studies

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Geography

3.3 U.S. History

3.4 World History

3.5 Government & Civics

3.6 Economics

3.7 Anthropology, Sociology, and Psychology

3.8 Controversial Issues in the Social Studies Classroom

Part Four: Resources

4.1 Internet Resources for Teachers

4.2 Print Resources for Teachers

4.3 Resources for Students

4.4 Glossary

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