Instructional Strategies for Middle and Secondary Social Studies 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 educators Bruce E. Larson and Timothy A. Keiper offer detailed descriptions of a range of teaching techniques, from lectures to role plays to student-directed investigations. It provides a practical guide for considering when to use what strategy, how to determine that students meet learning objectives with a particular strategy, and how to keep the learning environment positive.
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For any aspiring social studies teacher who wants to make the most informed decisions about day-to-day instructional strategies, the unique integration and contextualization of curriculum, instruction, assessment, and classroom management that this textbook offers will make this an invaluable resource.
"Instructional Strategies for Middle and Secondary Social Studies offers a novel approach to preparing effective social studies teachers for the 21st century. What makes the text different from others is that Larson and Keiper contextualize their descriptions in clear and concise language and with classroom examples that mirror today’s culturally diverse classroom."
--Jesus Garcia, Professor of Social Studies Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and Past President of NCSS