Integrating Language Arts and Social Studies: 25 Strategies for K-8 Inquiry-Based Learning / Edition 1 available in Paperback
With an emphasis on active learning, this supplementary text helps busy elementary and middle school teachers engage all students in the vibrant world of social studies. This inquiry-based book presents hands-on explorations, interaction with primary sources, and critical thinking activities, that provide concrete methods to successfully integrate the language arts into the social studies curriculum. Key Features
- Promotes the development of literacy skills by authentically integrating language arts
- Supports differentiated instruction for specific grade levels, English language learners, and students with special needs
- Connects to standards in language arts, social studies, and technology
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About the Author
Leah M. Melber, Ph.D. has nearly 20 years experience within informal and formal science education. She holds a BA in Zoology, an MA in education together with a multiple subject teaching credential for the state of California, and a Ph.D. in educational psychology from the University of Southern California. She has presented widely on inquiry-based instruction and effective methods of connecting with cultural institutions such as museums. In addition to numerous journal articles she has written on this topic, she has recently published a book titled “Informal Learning and Field Trips”. She was awarded the 2001 Informal Educator Award through the California Science Teachers Association. She joined the staff of Lincoln Park Zoo in December of 2008.
Alyce Hunter, Ed.D. has been an administrator and teacher in New Jersey public schools for over twenty five years. She has also taught and continues to teach graduate level courses in educational leadership, social studies education, literacy,content area literacy, and special education. She is affiliated with Wagner College, Rutgers University, Centenary College, and Lesley University. She has published four other books: one on teacher portfolios, one on mentoring, and two on differentiated instruction in the English/language arts classroom. Additionally Dr. Hunter has written and is a frequent presenter of a workshop she wrote on differentiation of instruction in middle schools for Pre-AP College Board. She has written numerous articles that have appeared in many national publications.
Table of Contents
PrefaceUnit I: Building Research SkillsStrategy 1: Teaching Observation, Questioning, and InferenceStrategy 2: Oral Histories in the CurriculumStrategy 3: Data Collection and AnalysisStrategy 4: Using Authentic ModelsStrategy 5: Images as Primary SourcesUnit II: Connecting to CommunityStrategy 6: Personally Relevant HistoryStrategy 7: Developing Mapping SkillsStrategy 8: Connecting With Cultural InstitutionsStrategy 9: Conducting Social Science FieldworkStrategy 10: Incorporating Service LearningUnit III: Multiple VoicesStrategy 11: Connecting With the Visual ArtsStrategy 12: Culturally Responsive Teaching TechniquesStrategy 13: Connecting With LiteratureStrategy 14: Authentic Role PlayStrategy 15: Establishing a Pluralist Approach to ContentUnit IV: Past and PresentStrategy 16: Incorporating Historical ReenactmentStrategy 17: Personal Correspondence as a Primary SourceStrategy 18: Systematic Artifact InvestigationStrategy 19: Relevant Approaches to EconomicsStrategy 20: Symbolism and Social StudiesUnit V: Understanding Our WorldStrategy 21: Connecting to Music StudiesStrategy 22: Currency as a Primary SourceStrategy 23: Stamps as Primary SourcesStrategy 24: Understanding Global SymbolsStrategy 25: Authentic Geography and Cartography StudiesAbout the Authors