ERIC Number: ED449071
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Favorite Lesson Plans: Powerful Standards-Based Activities.
Wilen, William W., Ed.
This collection of lesson plans helps social studies teachers and teacher educators implement the various national and state standards in their classrooms. The collection illustrates how classroom implementation can be achieved through the application of the powerful teaching and learning principles devised by National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS). Following an introduction, "The Social Studies Standards Movement and Powerful Teaching: From Congress to the Classroom" (William W. Wilen), the collection consists of 13 lesson plans covering all 10 thematic strands of the NCSS Curriculum Standards for Social Studies: "Images of the West" (Peggy Altoff; Sari Bennett) (Middle School/High School); "Trade Routes in the Old Northwest--1790-1850" (Cameron Buckland) (Eleventh Grade); "Surveying Japanese Students: Comparing Students from Different Cultures" (William P. Fitzhugh) (Grades 3-5); "The Culture of Native Americans" (Larry Fontanarosa) (Eighth Grade); "Constantine Village Cemetery--A Bridge to Today" (Elvin W. Keith III) (Eleventh Grade); "Unions and Collective Bargaining" (Mike Koren) (Sixth Grade); "Transportation on the Move" (Paula Ann Mulford) (First Grade); "Glidden's Patent Application for Barbed Wire" (Emily Ray; Wynell Schamel) (Middle School/High School); "Two Tickets to Freedom" (Patricia King Robeson) (Fifth Grade); "Prejudice and Values" (Walter F. Urbanek) (Ninth Grade); "Simulation on Ethical and Moral Citizen Responsibilities" (Helen O. Willey) (High School); "Uncovering Pompeii: Examining Evidence" (Michael M. Yell) (Middle School); and "Global Reflections in Economic Decision Making" (Suzanne C. Zaremba) (Third Grade). (BT)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Citizenship Education, Classroom Techniques, Cultural Context, Elementary Secondary Education, National Standards, Social Studies, State Standards, Thematic Approach
National Council for the Social Studies, 3501 Newark Street, NW, Washington, DC 20016. Tel: 800-683-0812 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.socialstudies.org/; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Council for the Social Studies, Washington, DC.