Practical Guide to Middle and Secondary Social Studies, A (2nd Edition)

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9780205492435: Practical Guide to Middle and Secondary Social Studies, A (2nd Edition)

Following in the vein of her best-selling elementary book, June Chapin focuses on key topics that are critical to the teaching of social studies in the middle and secondary classrooms.

 

This brief, practical book enables readers to concentrate on the crucial, relevant strategies and content to become effective social studies teachers who will be able to teach in a wide diversity of classrooms.  The goal for the reader is to teach social studies creatively and thoughtfully so that their students become knowledgeable and responsible citizens acting on core values and beliefs.

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Following in the vein of her best-selling elementary book, June Chapin focuses on key topics that are critical to the teaching of social studies in the middle and secondary classrooms.

 

This concise resource enables students to concentrate on crucial strategies and content to become effective social studies teachers who will be prepared to teach in diverse classrooms.  The text interweaves small group and individual exercises, as well as large group discussion questions to show how to apply the methods and strategies to actual classroom experiences.  It is designed to prepare readers to teach social studies creatively and thoughtfully so their students become knowledgeable and responsible citizens acting on core values and beliefs.

 

The second edition:

·         Discusses the impact of No Child Left Behind and state standards.

·         Includes new materials on wireless technology, WebQuests, handheld computers, tablet PCs, blogs, and computer security to help teachers incorporate technology into the curriculum.

·         Gives expanded attention to English Language Learners, differentiated instruction, use of primary sources, gender, the Civic Mission of Schools, globalization, AP courses, mounting criticism of middle and high schools, and problem-based learning. 

·         Demonstrates three ways to teach a sample unit on the American Revolution including a technology approach, a conceptual approach, and a combined traditional project approach.

·         Features new sample units, lesson plans, resources, and web sites in each chapter.

·         Provides sample Classroom Episodes to challenge readers to react to actual classroom situations.

·         Highlights a controversial topic in each chapter that explores the issues facing social studies teachers.

About the Author:

June R. Chapin is professor of education at Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, California. A former teacher, she is the author or co-author of over a dozen textbooks ranging from fourth grade to the university level. Citizenship education is her greatest interest including her several research papers using NELS, a national longitudinal sample of eighth graders to young adulthood, on their community participation and adult voting.

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