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Craps, Rebecca; Thacker, Emma S. – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 2016
Social studies educators have encouraged the use of primary sources and inquiry in the classroom for decades; however, inquiry-based instruction in which students engage meaningfully with primary sources remains the exception rather than the norm. The publication of the College, Career and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Primary Sources, Inquiry, Teaching Methods
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Mohammadjani, Farzad; Tonkaboni, Forouzan – International Education Studies, 2015
The aim of the present research is to investigate a comparison between the effect of cooperative learning teaching method and lecture teaching method on students' learning and satisfaction level. The research population consisted of all the fourth grade elementary school students of educational district 4 in Shiraz. The statistical population…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Cooperative Learning, Questionnaires, Test Reliability
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Borgia, Laurel G.; Jackson, Janet – Journal of Language and Literacy Education, 2009
This study examines a collaborative project between a literacy professor and a classroom teacher. The professor used a Newbery Award winning novel to develop a unit for a fifth-grade classroom using curricular materials and methods that showcased research-based literacy practices. The fifth-grade teacher, in turn, used her knowledge of students'…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Grade 5, Educational Research, Best Practices