Teaching Social Studies in Middle and Secondary Schools

Teaching Social Studies in Middle and Secondary Schools

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For graduate and undergraduate courses in Middle and Secondary School Social Studies Methods.In the tradition of social studies innovator Peter Martorella, this readable, accessible text offers prospective teachers a comprehensive introduction to teaching social studies to middle and secondary school students. With the purpose of social studies being the development of reflective, competent, concerned citizens, the text first examines the origins and evolution of social studies and citizenship education across the United States. Following this, targeted chapters address the art, science, and craft of social studies teaching as a means for engaging learners in knowledge construction. In the final section, the authors look at ways to improve social studies instruction through the incorporation of emerging technology-what Dr. Martorella once called a "sleeping giant"-into the social studies curriculum.show more

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  • Hardback | 464 pages
  • 190.5 x 233.7 x 27.9mm | 907.2g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • 0131172441
  • 9780131172449

Table of contents

I. THE STATE OF SOCIAL STUDIES AND CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION. 1. Alternative Perspectives on the Social Studies. 2. Contemporary Social Studies. 3. Teaching and Learning Social Studies. 4. Alternative Perspectives on the Social Studies Curriculum. II. DEVELOPING REFLECTIVE, COMPETENT, AND CONCERNED CITIZENS. 5. Organizing and Planning for Teaching Social Studies. 6. Engaging Students in Learning through Small Groups, Questions, Role-Playing, and Simulations. 7. Promoting Reflective Inquiry: Developing and Applying Concepts, Generalizations, and Hypotheses. 8. Fostering Citizenship Competency. 9. Nurturing Social Concern and Ethical Growth. III. ANALYZING AND IMPROVING SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHING AND LEARNING. 10. Preparing Students to Live in a Globally and Culturally Diverse World. 11. Comprehending, Communicating, and Remembering Subject Matter. 12. Using Technology to Enhance Social Studies Instruction. 13. Adapting Social Studies Instruction to Individual Needs. 14. Evaluating and Assessing Student Learning. Index.show more

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