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Curricula and Standards (Social Studies)
Teaching Reading in Social Studies
Teaching reading in social studies: A Supplement to Teaching Reading in the Content Areas by
Call Number: curr CC 372.41 D68 2003
Publication Date: 2005
Social studies: Reading Strategies by
Call Number: curr CT 372.8 F311so 2001
Publication Date: 2001
Reading Strategy Lessons for Science and Social Studies by
Call Number: curr CC 372.41 R64 2009
Publication Date: 2009-02-01
Social studies: Reading strategies by
Call Number: curr CT 372.8 F311so 2001
Publication Date: 2001
In journal articles
Teaching History Journal Titles:
Subject Specific Databases
America: History & Life
Covers the history of the United States and Canada. Lists scholarly articles from history journals. Allows you to search by journal name. Each article is summarized.
Best database for world history. Lists scholarly articles from history journals. Allows you to search by journal name. Each article is summarized. Covers the history of civilization (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present.
Textbooks, Teaching Guides, and More (Social Studies)
American history by
Call Number: curr TEXTBOOK 973 PEA 2016
Jumpstart! History by This collection of simple to use and fun activities will jumpstart pupils' understanding of the historical skills of chronology, enquiry, historical inference and knowledge and understanding of people, places and time. History is an effective way to engage pupils in a topic and can act as a fantastic hook for learning. This book will enable you to make history a fundamental part of your classroom, to enhance not only the pupils' historical understanding but also to deepen their understanding in other subjects. Areas covered include:- Egyptians Ancient Greeks and Romans Saxons, Vikings and Normans Stone Age Bronze Age Iron Age Tudors and Stuarts Victorians World War Two Post-War Britain This indispensable classroom resourcewill celebrate history and give children the opportunity to experience the thrill of finding out about the past. It will be a lifeline to any classroom teacher looking to teach history in a fun and exciting way.
Call Number: curr 372.89 WHI 2015
Social Studies for the Twenty-First Century by Now in its 4th edition, this popular text offers practical, interesting, exciting ways to teach social studies and a multitude of instructional and professional resources for teachers. Theory, curriculum, methods, and assessment are woven into a comprehensive model for setting objectives; planning lessons, units, and courses; choosing classroom strategies; and constructing tests for some of the field's most popular and enduring programs. The reflective and integrative framework emphasizes building imagination, insight, and critical thinking into everyday classrooms; encourages problem-solving attitudes and behavior; and provokes analysis, reflection, and debate. The text includes separate chapters on teaching each of the major areas of the social studies curriculum. Throughout the text, all aspects of curriculum and instruction are viewed from a tripartite perspective that divides social studies instruction into didactic (factual), reflective (analytical), and affective (judgmental) components. These three components are seen as supporting one another, building the groundwork for taking stands on issues, past and present. At the center is the author's belief that the heart and soul of social studies instruction, perhaps all teaching, lies in stimulating the production of ideas; looking at knowledge from others' viewpoints; and formulating for oneself a set of goals, values, and beliefs that can be explained and justified in open discussion. New in the Fourth Edition: Clear links to the The National Council for the Social Studies College, Career and Civic Life C3 Framework for Social Studies State Standards Attention to impact of high-stakes testing, Common Core State Standards, and related ongoing developments Expanded and critical review of the use of internet, web, and PowerPoint technologies Coverage of how to incorporate the many social science, humanities, and STEM fields to enrich the social studies Updates and revisions throughout, including new research reports reflecting current findings, new examples, more media and materials resources, particularly digital resources, new and updated pedagogical features Companion Website - new for this edition
Call Number: curr 300 ZEV 2015
Teaching the American Revolution Through Play by We all know the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776, but too often we forget that the colonies were almost a year into the Revolutionary War by the time of the signing. Can you replicate historical success? Or will your colonies fall back under British rule? Building upon 1775: Rebellion, an award winning board game, this book presents a week-long unit with detailed lesson plans, primary source documents, and additional instructional resources for teaching the American Revolution through play. Exclusive print-and-play game Intolerable Acts designed for classroom use by Brian Mayer and Christopher Harris.Game:1775: Rebellion. Beau Beckett, Jeph Stahl. Academy Games, 2013.
Call Number: curr 973 HAR 2015
Teaching the college, career, and civic life (C3) framework : exploring inquiry-based instruction in social studies by
Call Number: curr 300 TEA 2014
Understanding and Teaching American Slavery by Perhaps no topic in U.S. history is as emotionally fraught as the nation's centuries-long entanglement with slavery. How can teachers get students to understand the racist underpinnings of that institution--and to acknowledge its legacies in contemporary America? How can they overcome students' shame, anger, guilt, or denial? How can they incorporate into the classroom important primary sources that may contain obsolete and racist terms, images, and ideas? This book, designed for college and high school teachers, is a critical resource for understanding and teaching this challenging topic in all its complexity. Opening with Ira Berlin's reflections on ten elements that are essential to include in any course on this topic, Understanding and Teaching American Slavery offers practical advice for teaching specific content, utilizing sources, and getting students to think critically. Contributors address, among other topics, slavery and the nation's founders, the diverse experiences of the enslaved, slavery's role in the Civil War, and the relationship between slavery and the northern economy. Other chapters offer ideas for teaching through slave narratives, runaway ads, spirituals, films, and material culture. Taken together, the essays in the volume help instructors tackle problems, discover opportunities, and guide students in grappling with the ugliest truths of America's past.
Call Number: curr 973 UND 2016
World history by
Call Number: curr TEXTBOOK 909 PEA 2016 T
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Finding Books on Your Topic
Children's/Young Adult Magazines
You may search by topic in any of the database below. For languages other than English, enter the name of the target language in database search box (for example, spanish language). Also search under terms related to target language without adding the term for the language. For example, search under terms related to culture such as Mexico, Mexican, Puerto Rico, etc. (place names, people).
All versions of the database provide FULL TEXT and LEXILE READING LEVELS of magazine articles for children and young adults. They also include some encyclopedia and dictionary articles. For full text, select pdf whenever you have a choice.
For paper copies of some children's/young adults' magazines, see Wadsworth Public Library on Center Street in Geneseo.
Also see databases under News (and other subjects) on Milne Library's LibGuides by Subject pages for articles in popular magazines such as Time, Newsweek, etc. and other resources that might be written at a level that is appropriate for middle or high school students.
Gale in Context: Elementary
Gale in Context: Elementary meets the research needs of students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. It features a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface, a subject-based topic tree search and full-text, age-appropriate, curriculum-related magazine, newspaper and reference content for information on current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
Beyond the Bubble: A new generation of history assessments
Provides teachers with lessons and rubrics that they can use to help their students analyze primary source documents.
Ten to twelve minute videos, with overviews of major concepts and themes on U.S. History and World History.
Google Arts and Culture
Google Arts and Culture is an online platform through which users can access high-resolution images of artworks housed in the initiative’s partner museums.
MapStory is a free tool for creating mapped displays of data sets.
Masters of Tradition
Masters of Tradition is an interactive story map that allows students to explore the great diversity of cultures, communities, and artistic traditions that enrich the United States. Through abundant photographs, audio, video, short text, and first-person quotes, the story map addresses a variety of key themes, including immigration, migration, identity, heritage, and community.
(NARA) is the nation's record keeper. Find documents, images, manifests and more.
New American History
New American History helps educators and learners preparing to do research (including their National History Day projects!), develop cross-curricular Project-Based Learning opportunities, develop station based learning experiences, teach students skills to evaluate print and digital resources, and recommend high-quality tools and resources for inquiry-based learning.
Notable Books for a Global Society
25 outstanding trade books for enhancing student understanding of people and cultures throughout the world.
There are tons of free historical games, interactives and simulations on the web. Playing history aggregates info on these resources in a simple, searchable database making it easy to find, rate, and review historical games.
Teaching history involves showing students how to use clues from primary and secondary sources to ask and answer good questions.
Untold is a free collection of short, compelling, history videos and animations designed to engage new audiences in a new conversation and shine a light on the stories that don’t always make it into the classroom and question what we think we know about those that do. Not everything worth knowing exists inside the cover of our history textbooks. Untold is here to fill in the gaps and bring new stories to life.
Teaching with Primary Sources
Visit https://www.loc.gov/collections for the full collection.
This database offers full-text articles written by the historian(s) of the city of Rochester. Although the articles themselves are secondary sources, they are based on primary sources. Articles cover all eras of Rochester and Western New York history.
The Rochester Images database
Includes historical and contemporary pictures, maps and manuscripts about Rochester and Monroe County.