When Am I Ever Going to Use This Stuff?

When Am I Ever Going to Use This Stuff?

by Richard Di Giacomo
     
 

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Motivate your students to study history and social studies. When faced with an uninteresting part of their lesson, social studies students will sometimes say, ''When am ever I going to use this stuff?'' This book addresses this common lament by providing 50 lesson plans that demonstrate how the skills learned in social studies classes are used in a wide variety of

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Motivate your students to study history and social studies. When faced with an uninteresting part of their lesson, social studies students will sometimes say, ''When am ever I going to use this stuff?'' This book addresses this common lament by providing 50 lesson plans that demonstrate how the skills learned in social studies classes are used in a wide variety of jobs. This is more than just another careers book. These activities give your students the chance to interview actual working professionals who use social studies skills in their jobs whether they studied social science in college or not!

Editorial Reviews

Independent review - Charles Self
I like this. I think it is well-done for students. Overall, well done! ''Dr. History'' radio personality --Dr. Charles Self, Professor of History
Independent review - Colin Wright
History teacher, Mr. Di Giacomo, has put an impressive amount research and thought in answering the question posed by the title. Mr. Di Giacomo offers in his guide to teachers an approach to the learning of history that holds the promise of reaching the disenchanted kids I see as a clinical psychologist who raise the question in the title of his work, a title that is answered in the text. I hope that it catches on. If it does, the potential consequence is in itself mind blowing. Dr. Wright Ph.D.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014674850
Publisher:
Magnifico Publications
Publication date:
10/19/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
64
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Richard Di Giacomo graduated from San José State University with a BA in
Ancient and Medieval history, a BA in Social Science and an MA in American
History. He has been a teacher for over 20 years and has taught in a variety of
schools from private and continuation schools to public high schools. He has
taught everything from at risk and limited English students to honors and
college preparatory classes. The subjects he has taught include: US and World History, Government, Economics, Bible and Ethics, History of the Cold War, and Contemporary World History.
He has been a reviewer and contributor to textbooks, and a frequent presenter at social studies conferences on the use of simulations, videos, and computers in education. Rich’s love for history led him to develop this unique book that will help motivate students to study history and other social sciences regardless of what their career may be.

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