ERIC Number: ED527890
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
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Social Studies Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites: 20 Instructional Strategies that Engage the Brain
Tate, Marcia L.
Best-selling author Marcia L. Tate brings her trademark "dendrite-growing" teaching strategies to this practitioner-friendly collection of brain-compatible methods for engaging K-12 students in social studies. Included are 20 proven strategies and more than 200 grade-leveled activities for applying them. Teachers will find concrete ways to integrate national social studies content standards into their curriculum with visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and tactile experiences that maximize retention, including: (1) Project-based and problem-based instruction; (2) Storytelling, music, and humor; (3) Graphic organizers, semantic maps, and word webs; and (4) Internet projects. This book provides sample lesson plans and a wealth of examples that demonstrate how to apply these classroom-tested strategies to the 10 themes of social studies. The text also challenges teachers to creatively plan and deliver their own unforgettable lessons. Among the many benefits your students is that they will remember what they've learned and apply it to their lives--the true goal of education.
Descriptors: Social Studies, Learner Engagement, Problem Based Learning, Active Learning, Student Projects, Story Telling, Instructional Materials, Internet, Brainstorming, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Art Activities, Field Trips, Educational Games, Humor, Manipulative Materials, Experiments, Models, Mnemonics, Movement Education, Music Activities, Reciprocal Teaching, Cooperative Learning, Role Playing, Dramatics, Technology Uses in Education, Visualization, Visual Aids, Work Study Programs, Apprenticeships, Journal Writing, Writing (Composition), Student Journals
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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