The Social Studies Teacher's Book of Lists (J-B Ed: Book of Lists)

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9780130958129: The Social Studies Teacher's Book of Lists (J-B Ed: Book of Lists)

This unique information source and time-saver for social studies teachers provides more than 550 useful lists for developing instructional materials and planning for students from the fourth through the twelfth grades. This updated and expanded edition contains 200 new lists! For quick access and easy use, all of these lists are organized into seven sections corresponding to seven areas of the social studies curriculum, numbered consecutively, and printed in a format that can be photocopied as many times as required for individual or group instruction. This book is filled with illuminating facts, startling statistics, practical checklists, and relevant research findings which will enhance social studies courses.

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This unique information source and time-saver for social studies teachers provides over 375 useful lists for developing instructional materials and planning lessons for students from the fourth through the twelfth grades.

For quick access and easy use, all of these lists are organized into seven sections corresponding to seven areas of the social studies curriculum, numbered consecutively, and printed in a format that can be photocopied as many times as required for individual or group instruction.

Here are just a few examples of the interesting and challenging information you'll find to enrich and enhance your social studies classes in each section of this resource:

  • UNITED STATES HISTORY: Section I is packed with 104 lists such as "Early Tribes of the U.S." ? "Witticisms of Ben Franklin" ? "Women's Rights Pioneers" ? "Fads and Fancies of the 1920's" ? and "Terms Contibuted by the Vietnam War."
  • WORLD HISTORY: Section II features 56 different lists ranging from "The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World" ? "Greek Deities" ? and "Contributions and Innovations of China" ? "Sign of the Zodiac" ? "Original Members of the United Nations" ? and "Voter Participation by Country."
  • AMERICAN GOVERNMENT: Among the more than 30 lists in Section III are "Form of Government" ? "United States Supreme Court Justices" ? "Outstanding Congressional Committees" ? "Presidents with Most Vetoes" ? and "Civil Rights Organizations."
  • CONSUMER ECONOMICS: Section IV offers 30 useful lists such as "Federal Consumer Protection Agencies" and "How to Complain Effectively" ? "Hottest Job Prospects in the Next Decade" ? "Personal Budget Expenses" ? and "Parts of a Check."
  • SOCIOLOGY: Section V presents 55 varied lists such as "Dialects of the United States" ? "Fads and Fancies of the 80's" ? "Words Borrowed from African Languages" ? "Notable Spanish Americans" ? "States Prohibiting Capital Punishment" ? and "American Sports First."
  • PSYCHOLOGY: Another 55 lists are provided in Section VI, including "Psychotherapeutic Techniques" ? "The Most Common Fears" ? "Common Defense Mechanisms" ? "Major Stressors for Adolscents" ? "Substance Abuse Resources" ? "Effective Study Strategies" and "Self-Discovery Questions."
  • GEOGRAPHY: The last section presents 43 stimulating lists such as "Current Names of Old Places" ? "Nicknames of the States" ? "Weather Signs from American Folklore" ? "World Currencies" ? "Countries Capitals of Africa" ? and "Organizations Concerned with the Environment."
Moreover, a special introduction gives you detailed directions for more than a dozen exciting activities using the lists matched with suggested lists for each activity. Examples include "Cooperative Learning Report," "Pairing Puzzles," and "Anagrams."

In short, The Social Studies Teacher's Book of Lists places in your hands a ready store of good examples, key words, teachable content, teaching ideas and activities that might otherwise take years and much effort to acquire.

About the Author:

Ronald L. Partin, Ph.D., is a Professor of Educational Foundations and Inquiry and Coordinator of the Guidance and Counseling Program at Bowling Green State University. As a counselor educator, he has taught courses in counseling, educational consultation, group dynamics, and learning psychology. A former high school teacher and coach, Dr. Partin has taught social studies for eight years. Dr. Partin has presented over two hundred workshops and seminars to schools throughout Ohio. In addition to numerous journal articles, Dr. Partin has coauthored P.R.I.D.E., a training program on effective classroom management, which has been completed by over thirty thousand teachers nationwide. He is also coauthor of The Social Studies Teacher's Survival Kit (West Nyack, NY: The Center for Applied Research in Education, 1988).

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