1st Edition

Social Studies Comes Alive Engaging, Effective Strategies for the Social Studies Classroom (Grades 6-10)

By R. Casey Davis Copyright 2014
    140 Pages
    by Prufrock Press

    Social Studies Comes Alive: Engaging, Effective Strategies for the Social Studies Classroom provides teachers with critical, creative, and inquiry-based activities to engage students in real-world projects and research. Students will benefit from learning professional research practices and products that can make a real difference in their lives and those within their communities.

    Within this text, teachers can select activities as needed to engage their students in authentic learning on any topic, moving beyond the traditional guided reading and worksheet approach. These instructional approaches and classroom activities are powerful tools for combating student indifference toward social studies that creeps in during middle school and high school. Each lesson comes with instructions and ideas for challenging students in order to guide them to self-directed learning.

    Grades 6-10

    Acknowledgements Introduction Chapter 1 Folklore in the Classroom Chapter 2 Geographic Memoirs Chapter 3 Graphic Storytelling Chapter 4 Criminal History Chapter 5 Culinary History Chapter 6 Science History Chapter 7 Forgotten History Chapter 8 Local History Chapter 9 Autobiographies, Biographies, and Memoirs Chapter 10 Riverine History Chapter 11 Mapping History Chapter 12 Architectural History Chapter 13 Religions Throughout History Chapter 14 History Through Art Chapter 15 Death and Dying Throughout History Chapter 16 Caricatures Throughout History Chapter 17 Coining the Past and Present Appendix General Rubric About the Author Common Core State Standards Alignment


    R. Casey Davis, M. Ed., has been an educator since he was in high school. He has taught everything from elementary to college-level classes. When not preparing for the next lesson, he enjoys reading and writing, watching classic movies, and unconditionally cheering his favorite baseball teams. He currently resides in Chandler, AZ, with his wife and family.