Essentials of Middle and Secondary Social Studies provides helpful lesson plans and activities, but educators may want to look elsewhere for teaching diverse learners and up-to-date technology resources, says reviewer Shane Smith.
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Applying literacy workshop principles, Mary Tarashuk discovers new ways to blend ELA & social studies content. She describes how a novel about the Old West exploits of disguised woman Charley Parkhurst increased 4th graders’ interest in American history.
Evaluative questions that encourage the development of evidence based opinions help students learn to view history “as a complex narrative.”
How can busy history teachers incorporate current events into their lesson planning? Our new Future of History bloggers share their 4-part approach.
Future voters and civic leaders need to understand how political messages are crafted so that they can see through the spin, says media literacy expert Frank W. Baker.
Prepare your students to watch the Presidential Debates with these tips & tools from media literacy expert Frank Baker.
Bill Bigelow’s teacher-friendly book, The Line Between Us: Teaching About the Border and Mexican Immigration, offers concrete strategies & teaching resources to help students understand immigration and globalization issues, says reviewer Kelly Moser.
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