Designing Effective Instruction for Secondary Social Studies

Designing Effective Instruction for Secondary Social Studies

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For Secondary Social Studies Methods courses.With its trademark seven-part organization, the new edition of this popular, comprehensive text is updated and reorganized to better address technology in the classroom and the growing standards movement. The text presents a complete system for planning instruction that encourages innovation and hands-on learning. Authors begin by explaining the historical and ideological foundations of social studies instruction, and then explore a broad range of issues and ideas in the field. To guide students in the design, development, and implementation of instruction, they provide a simple, effective method for organizing classroom instruction in accordance with the principles of scope, sequence, continuity, integration, focus, and balance.
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  • Paperback | 499 pages
  • 195.6 x 243.8 x 30.5mm | 952.56g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 0130994111
  • 9780130994110

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PART 1: HISTORICAL AND IDEOLOGICAL CONCERNS. 1. Origins of the Social Studies. 2. Perceptions, Ideologies, and Approaches within the Social Studies. PART 2: THE SUBJECT FIELDS AND DISCIPLINES OF THE SOCIAL STUDIES. 3. Core Subject Fields of the Social Studies: History, Government, and Geography. 4. Important Subject Fields of the Social Studies: Economics, Sociology, Psychology, and Anthropology. PART 3: PREPARATION FOR EFFECTIVE INSTRUCTION: STUDENT NEEDS, TECHNOLOGY, AND MOTIVATION. 5. Meeting Needs and Providing Effective Instruction. 6. The Appropriate Use of Classroom Technology. 7. Motivating Student Learning. PART 4: IDENTIFYING INSTRUCTIONAL GOALS AND DESIGN MODELS FOR COURSE, UNIT, AND LESSON DEVELOPMENT. 8. The Identification and Formulation of Instructional Objectives. 9. Designing Courses, Units, and Lessons. PART 5: THE SELECTION AND ORGANIZATION OF SUBJECT MATTER ELEMENTS: CONCEPTS, SKILLS, AND VALUES. 10. The Elements of Knowledge. 11. Skill Development. 12. Education for Values. PART 6: THE SELECTION OR DEVELOPMENT OF CLASSROOM STRATEGIES, ACTIVITIES, AND MATERIALS. 13. Instructional Strategies and Activities. 14. The Evaluation, Selection, and Development of Instructional Materials. PART 7: EFFECTIVE INSTRUCTIONAL ASSESSMENT STRATEGIES 15. The Formal and Informal Means of Assessing Learning Outcomes. Appendix A: Design Lesson Plan Workshop for Teachers. Appendix B: Unit Planning Workshop for Teachers. Appendix C: Designing Student Contracts: Individual, Pyramid, and Group. Index. About the Authors.
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