50 Social Studies Strategies For K-8 Classrooms (2nd Edition)

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ISBN : 0131742493

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Here are 50 strategies for creating meaningful social studies experiences for K-8 students -- four overarching and forty-six specific strategies --organized alphabetically, accompanied by assessment tools, and introduced by grade level and National Council for Social Studies (NCSS) standards indicators.



  • Linking of strategies to NCSS standards—Including an explanation of the standards at the front of the book.
    • Prepares students to work in an increasingly standards-based, test-based educational environment.

  • Thorough description of each strategy—Including rationale for its appropriateness and references to respected research.
    • Ensures students the benefits of current scholarship in the field.

  • Applications and Ideas section with each strategy—Provide either a classroom application or an assessment tool.
    • Teaches students to recognize the difference between what a teacher taught and what his/her students learned. Illustrates strategies “in action” in real classrooms with real learners.

  • Procedural Recommendations section with each strategy—Outlines how to prepare for, facilitate, and direct the strategy.
    • Gives students a guide for using the strategy in their own first classroom.

  • References and Resources section with each strategy—Lists scholarly support, additional readings, websites, and/or helpful organizations.
    • Provides reliable information for further study and research.

  • Technology icons throughout the text—Tag strategies that call for the use of classroom technology.
    • Illustrates ways to take advantage of the Internet, digital photography, software, and the like in real classrooms with real learners.


Author : Kathryn M. Obenchain
ISBN : 0131742493
Language : English
No of Pages : 216
Edition : 2
Publication Date : 8/25/2006
Format/Binding : Spiral-bound
Book dimensions : 10.7x8.2x0.5
Book weight : 0.01

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