Instructional Strategies for Middle and High School Social Studies: Methods, Assessment, and Classroom Management is an exciting methods-based text that integrates appropriate management and assessment techniques with seven distinct teaching strategies. Writing explicitly for pre-service social studies teachers, veteran teacher educator Bruce E. Larson offers detailed descriptions of a range of instructional strategies, along with guidelines for deciding how and when to use each.
Part I offers the foundations for teaching and learning in a social studies classroom, and explores contextual, theoretical, and policy factors that all teachers need to consider before entering the classroom. Part II delivers a range of comprehensive strategies for providing instruction that is appropriate for particular lessons, student abilities, and classroom environments. The practical strategies in Part II build upon the learning theories described in Part I, positioning Instructional Strategies for Middle and High School Social Studies to be the go-to, all-inclusive teacher’s guide to the social studies classroom.
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PART 1: Foundations for Teaching and Learning Social Studies
Chapter 1: The Social Studies
Chapter 2: The Learner, and The Classroom Learning Community
Chapter 3: Preparing Learning Targets and Assessing Student Learning
Chapter 4: Long And Short Range Planning
PART 2: Instructional Strategies For Social Studies
Chapter 5: Lecture And Interactive Presentations
Chapter 6: Questioning
Chapter 7: Concept Formation
Chapter 8: Cooperative Learning
Chapter 9: Simulations, Role-Play, And Dramatization
Chapter 10: Discussion and Debate
Chapter 11: Inquiry and Student-Directed Investigations