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Create a complete curriculum around your state.
Include the ten thematic strands in the social studies standards.
Balance those standards with a multicultural perspective.
State history is a required component of the upper elementary social studies curriculum in all 50 states. Yet few resources exist on the subject, particularly in the areas of teaching methods, strategies, and pedagogies that are applicable to classrooms across the country. This book changes that-it shows teachers how to plan a state unit using a culturally relevant, social constructivist pedagogy with connections to literacy, a focus on multicultural teaching, and compliance with state and national standards.
The text offers specific examples of the curricular framework in action, portraying teaching strategies and students' responses to topics that range from the process of becoming a state, the first inhabitants of the state, state government, state industries, and family histories to even more challenging subjects including treaties with Native Americans and the struggle for voting rights. Each chapter opens with a classroom vignette illustrating the curricular framework. Within each chapter, teachers can find:
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Ava L. McCall is Professor and Chair of the Curriculum and Instruction Department at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. She has 13 years of elementary teaching experience, plus 15 years of experience in university teacher education, primarily teaching social studies methods. Thelma Ristow is a fourth grade teacher at Webster Stanley Elementary School in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and a peer coach for initial educators in the Oshkosh Area School District. She has more than 30 years of elementary teaching experience.
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