History Repeats Itself in the Classroom, Too!

History Repeats Itself in the Classroom, Too!

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The best history/social studies classes are those in which students act as historians, political scientists, and economists. The best teachers are those who model a€œdiscipline-specific expertise.a€ There is an effective formula for achieving the Common Core State Standardsa€™ goal of college and career readiness in history/social studies: Establish the foundation for future academic work, subject area knowledge and skill development Take deliberate advantage of students prior knowledge of those topics taught multiple times from elementary school through high school Increase the complexity of reading materials in these subjects as they are covered in subsequent courses Develop a multi-year plan to vertically spiral writing and speaking skills towards producing work that demonstrates thinking commensurate with college and career readiness This resource book is intended for both new and experienced teachers. School-site departments and district curriculum specialists will find this book useful. In addition, this book will be an excellent supplement for university methods instructors interested in helping their student teachers meet the goals of the Common Core State Standards.Sample Readings a€c President Herbert Hoovera#39;s 1932 State of the Union Address a€c President Franklin Delano ... This excerpt provides a short but excellent description of the financial events surrounding the beginning of the Great Depression. ... Write an expository essay about his approach to economic stimulus and explain why those policies were ineffective during the early years of the Great Depression.

Title:History Repeats Itself in the Classroom, Too!
Author: Gregory Gray, Jennifer Donnelly
Publisher:R&L Education - 2014-04-01

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