Social Studies, Literacy, and Social Justice in the Common Core Classroom: A Guide for TeachersTeachers College Press #ad - Teachers College Press. Inspired by the author’s research and work with preservice and beginning teachers, this book presents a unique framework to help educators grades 3–8 embed their efforts to teach social studies for social justice within the context of literacy. Book features: Sample lessons. Text boxes indicating connections to Common Core Standards.
Each chapter explains how teachers can restructure, reshape, and work with mandated curriculum materials to teach from a critical perspective. The book also discusses how to meet Common Core Standards by teaching language arts and social studies as complementary subjects. It is a resource for using primary and other sources that will offer students new ways of thinking about history while meeting Language Arts Common Core Standards demands for information text and critical thinking.
Social Studies, Literacy, and Social Justice in the Common Core Classroom: A Guide for Teachers #ad - Grounded in the daily realities of today’s public schools, preparation of students for high-stakes tests, the framework offers a way of planning that takes into account teaching factors that include pressures for content coverage, and the low importance placed by many districts on including social studies in the curriculum.
Reflection exercises that help further extend concepts and understandings into classroom practice.
A Different Mirror for Young People: A History of Multicultural America For Young People SeriesTriangle Square #ad - Like zinn's a people's history, takaki's A Different Mirror offers a rich and rewarding "people's view" perspective on the American story. Triangle Square. A longtime professor of ethnic studies at the University of California at Berkeley, Ronald Takaki was recognized as one of the foremost scholars of American ethnic history and diversity.
When the first edition of a different mirror was published in 1993, Publishers Weekly called it "a brilliant revisionist history of America that is likely to become a classic of multicultural studies" and named it one of the ten best books of the year. Now rebecca stefoff, who adapted howard zinn's best-selling a people's History of the United States for younger readers, turns the updated 2008 edition of Takaki's multicultural masterwork into A Different Mirror for Young People.
A Different Mirror for Young People: A History of Multicultural America For Young People Series #ad - Drawing on takaki's vast array of primary sources, a different Mirror for Young People brings ethnic history alive through the words of people, and staying true to his own words whenever possible, including teenagers, who recorded their experiences in letters, diaries, and poems. Teachers College Press.
Next Spring an Oriole A Stepping Stone BookTMRandom House Books for Young Readers #ad - And at its end lies their new home—a place that is rugged, wild, and full of promise. History stepping stones now feature updated content that emphasizes Common Core and today’s renewed interest in nonfiction. Triangle Square. Their trip from virginia to the deep woods of Michigan is hard, but it is exciting, too.
Perfect for home, school, and library bookshelves! Teachers College Press. A pioneer adventure perfect for fans of laura ingalls wilder’s Little House series! On Libby Mitchell’s tenth birthday, she and her parents climb into a covered wagon and set off on a journey that takes them two months and a thousand miles.
Social Studies That Sticks: How to Bring Content and Concepts to LifeHeinemann #ad - Whether you use laurel schmidt's ideas to supplement your existing curriculum or you're ready to make your current textbook ancient history, Social Studies That Sticks will transform social studies time into lessons about history and humanity that last a lifetime. Social studies that sticks is a comprehensive, eye-witness narratives, point of view, and historical fiction describes how artifacts, personal narratives, hundreds of books and websites, and user-friendly guide that: identifies essential social studies themes, and architecture can be tools for inquiry and learning explores the community of a social studies classroom tackles matters of cultural perspective, biographies, bias, objects, oral histories, and original historic writing outlines dozens of authentic assessments introduces theLearning Ledger for student self-assessment pinpoints archival material, presentations, standards, photography, and skills models maximum use of primary source documents, passionate, art, and propaganda transforms current events into historical investigations maps vital steps for social-justice projects provides guidelines for essays, and historical resources for research and classroom use.
Triangle Square. It's time for Social Studies That Sticks. In social studies that sticks laurel schmidt introduces a brain-compatible approach to integrated, exploration, inquiry, standards-based instruction, using the four elements of the human learning cycle: awareness, and action. And who can blame them when this fascinating subject has been stripped of the heartbreak, adventure, and spectacular foibles - in short, treachery, strategic brilliance, not regrettable, conflict, the humanity - that it's supposed to explain? Student apathy and rock-bottom test scores scream that it's time for a change - for unforgettable, social studies.
Social Studies That Sticks: How to Bring Content and Concepts to Life #ad - It promotes academic achievement, models the habits of active citizenship, tunes students' ethical antennae to social problems, and teaches tools students can use to advocate for change. The announcement that “it's social studies time” often elicits dread from students who mistakenly view the subject as a near-death experience.
What Kind of Citizen? Educating Our Children for the Common GoodTeachers College Press #ad - Accessible and engaging discussions based on consultations with hundreds of school teachers and civic leaders. He points to the many varied and powerful ways to teach children and young adults to engage critically, to think about social issues, and to participate in authentic debate that acknowledges that intelligent adults can have different opinions.
How did this happen? what can we do to set schools back on the right track? how can we realign school goals with what research shows parents, children, and teachers actually care about? How can we save our schools from today’s myopic interpretation of what constitutes an education? Westheimer answers these questions and makes a powerful call for schools to become more engaging, more democratic, and more educative.
What Kind of Citizen? Educating Our Children for the Common Good #ad - Teachers College Press. Teachers College Press. But today’s teachers are being forced to abandon these practices in favor of test-preparation in only a very narrow set of academic subjects. Westheimer draws on groundbreaking research on school programs and policies to sharply critique the current direction of school reform.
How can schools teach the skills required for a strong democracy to flourish? What Kind of Citizen? asks readers to imagine the kind of society they would like to live in―and then shows the ways in which schools can be used to make that vision a reality. Joseph Kahne. Triangle Square.
Making Sense of History: Using High-Quality Literature and Hands-On Experiences to Build Content Knowledge Theory and PracticeTheory and Practice #ad - Teachers College Press. Loaded with book lists, and the work of real students, step-by-step study units, learning, this book is just what teachers need to get students thinking, and caring about the people and events of the past. She demonstrates how to use high-quality literature and hands-on experiences to help students not only grasp the facts, but make sense of the facts.
For use with Grades 3 & Up. For teachers interested in building reading skills and content knowledge simultaneously, this book is for them. Triangle Square. Teachers College Press. Myra zarnowski breaks the mold on traditional instruction by providing guidelines for building students’ understanding of and excitement for history.
Black Ants and Buddhists: Thinking Critically and Teaching Differently in the Primary GradesStenhouse Publishers #ad - It offers no easy answers, and starting points for conversations about diversity and controversy in your classroom, just a wealth of insight into the challenges of helping students think critically about the world, as well as in the larger community. Stenhouse Publishers. Teachers College Press. What would a classroom look like if understanding and respecting differences in race, beliefs, where first and second graders view the entire curriculum through the framework of understanding the world, culture, MA, and opinions were at its heart? Welcome to Mary Cowhey's Peace Class in Northampton, and trying to do their part to make it a better place.
Woven through the book is mary's unflinching and humorous account of her own roots in a struggling large Irish Catholic family and her early career as a community activist. Her students learn to make connections between their lives, the community leaders they meet, the books they read, and the larger world.
Black Ants and Buddhists: Thinking Critically and Teaching Differently in the Primary Grades #ad - If you were inspired to become a teacher because you wanted to change the world, and instead find yourself limited by teach-to-the-test pressures, this is the book that will make you think hard about how you spend your time with students. Mary's teaching is infused with lessons of her heroes: Gandhi, Helen Keller, Martin Luther King, Eleanor Roosevelt, and others.
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Towers FallingLittle, Brown Books for Young Readers #ad - When her fifth-grade teacher hints that a series of lessons about home and community will culminate with one big answer about two tall towers once visible outside their classroom window, Dèja can't help but feel confused. Teachers College Press. Triangle Square. Like, why does pop get so angry when she brings up anything about the towers? Award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes tells a powerful story about young people who weren't alive to witness this defining moment in history, but begin to realize how much it colors their every day.
Towers Falling #ad - But just as she gets closer to answering big questions about who she is, what America means, and how communities can grow and heal, she uncovers new questions, too. Stenhouse Publishers. Teachers College Press. From award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes comes a powerful novel set fifteen years after the 9/11 attacks.
She sets off on a journey of discovery, with new friends Ben and Sabeen by her side.
Cultivating Knowledge, Building Language: Literacy Instruction for English Learners in Elementary School The Research Informed ClassroomHeinemann #ad - Teachers College Press. What is the very best instruction for english learners? How do we capitalize on and further develop the linguistic knowledge and skill of this segment of society? Nonie Lesaux and Julie Harris are exceedingly well qualified to address these questions. In cultivating knowledge, building language, nonie lesaux and Julie Harris present a knowledge-based approach to literacy instruction that supports young English learners' development of academic content and vocabulary knowledge and sets them up for reading success Teachers College Press.
Cultivating Knowledge, Building Language: Literacy Instruction for English Learners in Elementary School The Research Informed Classroom #ad - Stenhouse Publishers. On the cutting edge of el instruction, and implemented, their combination of research knowledge and practical experience makes for guidance that can be trusted, in classrooms throughout the country. Nell duke, university of michigan in today's linguistically diverse elementary classrooms, Series Editor, research suggests that a universal approach to building academic vocabulary and conceptual knowledge holds huge promise for closing the opportunity gaps among English learners.
Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got WrongThe New Press #ad - For this new edition, loewen has added a new preface that shows how inadequate history courses in high school help produce adult Americans who think Donald Trump can solve their problems, and calls out academic historians for abandoning the concept of truth in a misguided effort to be “objective. What started out as a survey of the twelve leading American history textbooks has ended up being what the San Francisco Chronicle calls “an extremely convincing plea for truth in education.
In lies my teacher Told Me, James W. Teachers College Press. Every teacher, every student of history, every citizen should read this book. Beginning with pre-columbian history and ranging over characters and events as diverse as Reconstruction, 9/11, the first Thanksgiving, the My Lai massacre, Loewen offers an eye-opening critique of existing textbooks, Helen Keller, and the Iraq War, and a wonderful retelling of American history as it should—and could—be taught to American students.
Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong #ad - Stenhouse Publishers. Having sold nearly two million copies, the book also won an American Book Award and the Oliver Cromwell Cox Award for Distinguished Anti-Racist Scholarship and was heralded on the front page of the New York Times. Triangle Square. Teachers College Press. Loewen brings history alive in all its complexity and ambiguity.
It is both a refreshing antidote to what has passed for history in our educational system and a one-volume education in itself.