© 2018 – Routledge
150 pages | 1 B/W Illus.
Engage students in meaningful civic learning and encourage them to become active and informed citizens. With this essential book, co-published by Routledge and MiddleWeb, you will gain a variety of practical strategies for teaching civics and current events to your middle school students. Author and expert teacher Sarah Cooper takes you into her school and shares her classroom-tested methods and tools.
Throughout the book, you’ll find student examples, handouts, and rubrics, so that you can easily implement the ideas in your own classroom. By getting your students to think critically about current events, you will help them become passionate writers, thinkers, and involved citizens.
Meet the Author
Introduction: Why Civics, and What Does Civics Education Mean Today?
Chapter 1: Fitting Current Events into an Already-Packed History Curriculum
Chapter 2: Staying Nonpartisan and Fostering Balanced Discussions
Chapter 3: Helping Students Find Their Stake in the News
Chapter 4: Teaching Civic Literacy Through Primary Sources, Then and Now
Chapter 5: Encouraging Students to Invest in Analytical Writing
Chapter 6: Fostering Student Ownership of Our Classrooms Through Discussion and Debate
Chapter 7: Cultivating Citizenship Through Empathy and Community Engagement