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MiddleWeb History And Social Studies Resources entire design is oriented to teach independence, interactivity teaches about diversity and history by looking at a lesson plan for social studies and mathematics http://www.middleweb.com/CurrSocStud.html
Extractions: Reading Comprehension in the Social Studies This page at "ReadingQuest.org (University of Virginia) offers social studies and language arts teachers access to many strategies to help students comprehend non-fiction, fact-filled text. To name just a few resources: Column Notes (a learning guide arranged in columns); Comparison-Contrast Charts (for comparing two concepts by looking at similarities and differences); Concept of Definition Map (a visually organized word chart for enriching understanding of an unfamiliar term); Graphic Organizers; and History Frames/Story Maps (a graphic organizer that looks at key actors, time & place of events, problem or goal, key events, outcome, and larger relevance). Primary Source Material from the National Archive To encourage teachers of students at all levels touse archival documents in the classroom, the Digital Classroom provides materials from the National Archives and methods for teaching with primary sources. Includes information on workshops and summer institutes for educators and opportunities for collaboration with the National Archives and Records Administration's education program.
Social Studies Development Center General social studies. Academy One social studies Curriculum Exchange This site contains the full text of dozens of lesson plans. subject sections such as archaeology, diversity sources, electronic texts, books and teachers. social studies Sources (Indiana University School of Education) teach With Movies http://www.indiana.edu/~ssdc/soclinks.htm
Extractions: General Social Studies Academy One Social Studies Curriculum Exchange This site contains the full text of dozens of lesson plans. The original group of 700 lesson plans were developed in the Columbia Education Center's Summer Workshops by a consortium of teachers from 14 states dedicated to improving the quality of education in the rural, western, United States, particularly the quality of math and science education. These lesson plans are available with permission from Big Sky Telegraph, which distributed these lesson plans. Alberta Social Studies Council: One World Web Site Features council news, links, a discussion forum, and a social studies events calendar. CUBE (The Center for Understanding Our Built Environment) Educational "architivities," workshops, and publications. CSS (Computers in the Social Studies) Journal According to its website, this electronic educational journal is "dedicated to the promotion of computers and related technology in social studies classrooms, at all levels." "Connections+" from the Mid-continent Regional Educational Laboratory (McREL) Connections+ consists of Internet resourceslesson plans, activities, curriculum resourceslinked with corresponding subject-area content standards in the arts, behavioral/social sciences, civics, economics, foreign language, geography, health/PE, history, language arts, math, and science, as well as multi/inter-disciplinary lesson plans.
Teach The Children Well-Social Studies the Edge Curious Kids Currency Conversion Discover Our Earth diversity Calendar Flags Planet Say Hello to the World Shocking Geography social studies for Kids http://www.teachthechildrenwell.com/social.html
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Social Studies lesson for teachers of social studies at grades 4 to 12 on diversity, patriotism and freedom of expression bibliography you can use to teach social studies concepts. . http://www.michigan.gov/mde/1,1607,7-140-6525_6530_6568-19452--,00.html
Extractions: Social Studies The purpose of social studies is to develop social understanding and civic efficacy (the readiness and willingness to assume citizenship responsibilities and to make informed and reasoned decisions for the public good as citizens of a democratic society.) The social studies curriculum builds four capacities in young people: disciplinary knowledge, thinking skills, commitment to democratic values, and citizen participation. Social Studies Content Standards and Benchmarks To provide schools and parents with a set of learning expectations, parents, educators, business leaders and university professionals developed Michigan Curriculum Framework What's New Due Process International Organizations and Agreements That Encourage International Cooperation INSTRUCTION Developed by the Michigan Department of Education in cooperation with hundreds of teachers and several Intermediate School Districts, MI CLiMB Diversity, Patriotism, Freedom of Expression And the Star-Spangled Banner A lesson for teachers of social studies at grades 4 to 12 on diversity, patriotism and freedom of expression. Glossary of Social Studies Terms This glossary is a tool to help teachers understand the language of social studies. The 35 page document is intended for
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Social Studies Lesson Plans And Resources social studies Lesson Plans and Resources. Click on "Current Events" in the site index for lesson plans related to September 11, 2001, the oneyear anniversary of those horrific events, or the current war with Iraq. See also Curriculum Why teach Current Events? about family changes. Cultural diversity The American Family - Past, Present, and Future http://www.cloudnet.com/~edrbsass/edsoc.htm
Extractions: Click on "Current Events" in the site index for lesson plans related to September 11, 2001, the one-year anniversary of those horrific events, or the current war with Iraq. Click here to find social studies standards and curricula from all 50 states. This page contains lesson plans for all social studies subjects except geography and history. Lesson plans for those two subjects have been moved to separate pages, but can still be accessed from the index below. This site was last updated 5- 16-04.
Extractions: This five-year research project investigated ways in which classroom teachers could promote students' academic language competence and social studies knowledge in their second language, develop and implement social studies lessons that are sensitive to the cultural and educational backgrounds of language minority students, and help these students adapt to the school-based culture. From 1991-1995, we had examined American history and world studies in middle school classrooms in multiple sites across the nation to identify which academic language and culture demands of this content area pose difficulties for these students and which strategies lead to student success. The classroom-based research was accomplished through observations, interviews, and the development of exemplary lesson plans and curricula that integrate language learning with content objectives. One component of this project, focused on the academic discourse in social studies classes, by analyzing samples of the language competence students need to succeed in the classes from textbooks, assignments, classroom interaction, and teacher talk. Another part of the research investigated ways to make language minority students familiar with common activities that occur in social studies classes, such as role playing, research reporting, and cooperative learning. Overall, the project identified promising practices that effective teachers use to help language minority students participate actively in class, develop English proficiency, and learn about American and world cultures while sharing information about their own.
Extractions: Two-Way Immersion The National Center for Research on Cultural Diversity and Second Language Learning and the Center for Applied Linguistics produced three publications for middle school social studies teachers. The two thematic units, Protest and the American Revolution and Conflicts in World Cultures , are designed to accommodate English language learners (ELLs) in sheltered social studies or mainstream classes where native English speakers and ELLs study together. In each lesson students relate new information to prior knowledge, practice and apply new knowledge, and review what they have studied. They develop academic language skills through social studies vocabulary, reading, and writing tasks. All lessons emphasize student participatory activities and the cooperative learning approach. Both units come with lesson plans, extension activities, project-based assessment, and teacher resources, as well as language, content, and thinking skill objectives. Protest and the American Revolution Organized around the theme of protest, 15 individual lessons focus on events and issues that led to the American Revolution, types and symbols of protest (such as songs and political cartoons), and the roles that several ethnic, racial, and gender groups played during the 1760s and 1770s. Student readings, poems, songs, political cartoons, worksheets, and graphic organizers are included, as are instructions and materials for sentence strip activities, role plays, craftwork, jigsaws, and background information for the teacher. (170 pp.) ($10.00)
Extractions: The purpose of this lesson is for students to get acquainted with other towns and countries around the world by using the local newspaper. History is being made everyday, but many students do not read the paper to find out what things did happen. The students will be able to look through the local paper and find articles that they feel show a country that they never heard of before or know a lot about.
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Extractions: Teaching methods that stress only cognitive skills in the analysis and clarification of choices about values have fallen from favor. The current trend is against teaching neutrally about values. Rather, the trend is for teaching values in concert with methods of analysis and judgment that yield answers about right and wrong, better and worse concerning personal behavior and the common good (Leming 1996). Prominent educators recommend that certain widely held values or virtues should be at the core of the school curriculum for the purpose of systematically developing the character of students. They stress the integration of cognitive development and character development through "perspective-taking, moral reasoning, thoughtful decision-making, and moral self-knowledge" (Lickona 1993, 9). And they also urge the use of personal modelsheroesin history, fiction, and current events to exemplify and encourage emulation of particular virtues or desirable traits of character, such as honesty, civility, courage, perseverance, loyalty, self-restraint, compassion, tolerance, fairness, respect for the worth and dignity of the individual, responsibility for the common good, and so forth (Leming 1996; Lickona 1991).
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