1st Edition

Student Centered Classroom, The
Vol 1: Social Studies and History

ISBN 9781930556492
Published October 24, 2002 by Routledge
138 Pages

USD $24.95

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Book Description

What does a student-centered social studies classroom really look like? Renowned educator Bil Johnson reveals how to teach social studies so that your students become engaged, active, and responsible learners. This book demonstrates how student-centered strategies can be applied in your classroom. It shows you how to:
- make students' work the focus of what occurs in your classroom
- prepare lesson plans based on what students should know and be able to do
- create a classroom environment revolving around rigorous and creative student activity
Also included are classroom examples of:
- Socratic seminars and other forms of group work such as simulations and role playing
- performances and exhibitions
- projects and portfolios
- other demonstrations of student learning

Table of Contents

-Meet the Author
-Critical Learning and the Promise of Democracy by Henry A. Giroux
-Why Do We Do What We Do the Way We Do It?
-Basic Strategies Across the Disciplines
-Kids before Content: The Social Studies/History Curriculum Conundrum
-In the Face of Standards and Testing: Strategies and Methods
-Where Do We Go from Here?: Implementing the Student-Centered Secondary Classroom

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