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Ciecierski, Lisa M.; Bintz, William P. – Middle School Journal, 2018
This article shares aspects to consider when designing and implementing content area instruction through the study of people. It begins with a description of an inquiry that investigated students' learning with the use of authentic literature and meaningful writing in social studies, and then extends to a discussion of how to apply these same…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Student Centered Curriculum, Content Area Writing, Educational Principles
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Ciecierski, Lisa; Bintz, William – Middle School Journal, 2016
Finding materials to help students make connections is difficult for many teachers across all grade levels. Traditionally, the textbook is the primary resource for instruction. Textbooks, however, do not naturally support students in making connections across texts. To do this, teachers must find other resources. Finding other resources is…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Instructional Materials, Common Core State Standards, Reading Materials