ERIC Number: ED489037
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Dec
Amazing Social Studies Activities: Participatory Learning Models
Fisher, Mercedes M.
Rowman & Littlefield Education
Teachers are responsible for delivering, selecting, and implementing learning activities for their classrooms. They must consider the best approaches to engage their students as well as to meet the school's standards in instruction. Here is a practical how-to book to supplement the social studies curriculum. It places at the teacher's disposal, hundreds of classroom-tested activities that build learner support and interest in Social Studies (grades 6-12) content while at the same time being quick and low-cost to implement. Many of the lessons and activities can be easily adapted to existing lessons and may serve as a bridge to younger generations of learners. Both experienced and brand new teachers can benefit from this book. After a preface and an introduction, the book is divided into the following chapters: (1) Using the Arts; (2) Urban Studies; (3) Debates; (4) Interviews; (5) Internet; (6) Teaching with Groups; and (7) Creative Writing. A list of tables; acknowledgments; and information about the author are also included. ["Amazing Social Studies Activities" was written with Bonita Coleman and Jennifer Neuhauser.]
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Elementary Secondary Education, Urban Studies, Creative Writing, Social Studies, Learning Activities
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 10; Grade 11; Grade 12; Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8; Grade 9
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