Dynamic Social Studies for Constructivist Classrooms (8th Edition)

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9780131712706: Dynamic Social Studies for Constructivist Classrooms (8th Edition)

This brief, manageable, dynamic book helps teachers breathe life into their social studies teaching.  The book illustrates the creation of a dynamic social studies classroom with its constructivist framework, key instructional approaches and literacy-based pedagogy, text sets, activities, and classroom vignettes.

The most practical of all social studies methods books, this edition highlights fresh and creative strategies that build key social studies understandings, skills, and values.  The book is highly readable, offering a solid blend of sound theory and descriptions of exciting classroom practice.  Readers will feel they are being escorted through model social studies classrooms and come away from the reading with a clear vision of the most effective and creative way to teach social studies and to motivate elementary students to become social scientists.

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Bringing the social studies curriculum to life for elementary and middle school students will encourage them to become informed, caring citizens who will make a difference in our world.   Dynamic Social Studies for Constructivist Classrooms: Inspiring Tomorrow's Social Scientists is a guide, tool, and reference to help you inspire your students.  You'll come away from the reading with a clear vision of the most effective and creative ways to teach social studies and to motivate your students to become social scientists.  

 

This brief, manageable text helps teachers breathe life into social studies teaching, illustrating the creation of a dynamic social studies classroom with its constructivist framework, key instructional approaches, literacy-based pedagogy, text sets, activities, and classroom vignettes.

 

Modeling Constructivist Teaching

Constructivism is the most advocated approach for social studies instruction, and the most meaningful methodology for engaging students in their own learning.  Building on the fundamental principals of constructivism, this text provides the most comprehensive presentation of constructivist classroom applications in the field.

 

         New! Part 3: Constructivist Approaches to Classroom Instruction presents three entire chapters devoted to constructivist teaching covering the Learning Cycle, Cooperative Learning, and Inquiry and Problem Solving, modeling a clear and effective foundation for constructivist social studies teaching.

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