ERIC Number: ED474167
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jan
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Secondary Social Studies Starters and Extensions.
Beardsley, Donna A.
This paper discusses the book, "Guide to Social Studies Teaching in Secondary Schools," (Leonard S. Kenworthy), as a social studies teaching resource containing activities and ideas. The paper notes that Kenworthy defines motivation in two different ways: in its inclusive sense, motivation is everything that teachers understand about teaching; in another sense, motivation implies the means used to start a lesson. The paper cites and explains methods for starting the teaching process: (1) material things; (2) provocative statements or questions; (3) maps and globes; (4) role playing; (5) problem solving; (7) chalkboards; and (8) quotations. It proceeds to lesson extensions and offers short descriptions of a few of these lessons, including: "The Northwest Ordinance" (Eighth Grade U.S. History Class); "Propaganda" (Ninth Grade Civics Class); "Installment Buying" (Twelfth Grade Economics Class); "Life of Napoleon" (Tenth Grade World History Class); "Discovering the Mediterranean" (Seventh Grade World Geography Class); "Accomplishments of John F. Kennedy" (Eleventh Grade U.S. History Class); "Versailles Treaty" (Eleventh Grade U.S. History Class); "United Nations" (Seventh Grade World History Class); "Health in the United States" (Eighth or Eleventh Grade U.S. History Class); "Classroom Archaeology" (Ninth Grade Ancient History Class); "Japanese Design and Decoration"; and "Music in American History" (Eighth Grade U.S. History Class). (BT)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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