Cooperative Problem-Solving Activities for Social Studies Grades 6?12


Author: Michael Hickman,Erin O. Wigginton

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1629149101

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 508

Give your students the opportunity to think, discover, and learn together in social studies! Teamwork helps students strengthen individual retention, improve performance, and promote meaning-making in the classroom. To give adolescent minds practice in critical thinking, the authors use their considerable teaching experience to present more than 40 problem-solving activities that are ready for immediate use in the social studies classroom. This updated edition of Catch Them Thinking in Social Studies demonstrates how to use collaborative learning strategies to fully engage students in meaning-making. Cooperative Problem-Solving Activities for Social Studies, Grades 6–12 offers lessons in five areas of social studies instruction: geography, politics, economics, culture, and history. Each activity includes background information, clue cards, objectives, tasks, and worksheets. This updated edition helps teachers: • Develop students' decision-making, analysis, and communication skills • Foster teamwork and interdependent learning • Construct cooperative problem-solving activities using their own curriculum Through the activities in this book, students will work together to learn about social topics while developing important, real-world skills. Featuring current research and new activities, this hands-on resource helps teachers facilitate cooperative problem solving in social studies and provides teacher tips throughout the book.

Collecting for the Curriculum: The Common Core and Beyond

The Common Core and Beyond


Author: Amy J. Catalano

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610699688

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 239

View: 9493

If you're a librarian charged with collecting curriculum materials and children's literature to support the Common Core State Standards, then this book—the only one that offers explicit advice on collection development in curriculum collections—is for you. • Draws on current research and interviews with some of the most experienced curriculum librarians in the United States to help faculty and teachers better understand the Common Core • Provides explicit applications of the CCSS for librarians working in post-secondary institutions • Covers the diverse teaching strategies of faculty and teachers • Includes an extensive appendix with lists of books that support all curricular areas, as well as lesson ideas and other resources • Offers a regularly updated companion website

Hands-On Math Projects With Real-Life Applications

Grades 6-12


Author: Judith A. Muschla,Gary Robert Muschla

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118040945

Category: Education

Page: 464

View: 8932

Hands-On Math Projects with Real-Life Applications, Second Edition offers an exciting collection of 60 hands-on projects to help students in grades 6--12 apply math concepts and skills to solving everyday, real-life problems! The book is filled with classroom-tested projects that emphasize: cooperative learning, group sharing, verbalizing concepts and ideas, efficient researching, and writing clearly in mathematics and across other subject areas. Each project achieves the goal of helping to build skills in problem solving, critical thinking, and decision making, and supports an environment in which positive group dynamics flourish. Each of the projects follows the same proven format and includes instructions for the teacher, a Student Guide, and one or more reproducible datasheets and worksheets. They all include the elements needed for a successful individual or group learning experience. The projects are easily implemented and can stand alone, and they can be used with students of various grade levels and abilities. This thoroughly revised edition of the bestseller includes some new projects, as well as fresh information about technology-based and e-learning strategies and enhancements; No Child Left Behind standards; innovative teaching suggestions with activities, exercises, and standards-based objectives; reading and literacy connections; and guidelines and objectives for group and team-building projects. Hands-On Math Projects with Real-Life Applications is printed in a lay-flat format, for easy photocopying and to help you quickly find appropriate projects to meet the diverse needs of your students, and it includes a special Skills Index that identifies the skills emphasized in each project. This book will save you time and help you instill in your students a genuine appreciation for the world of mathematics. "The projects in this book will enable teachers to broaden their instructional program and provide their students with activities that require the application of math skills to solve real-life problems. This book will help students to realize the relevance and scope of mathematics in their lives." --Melissa Taylor, middle school mathematics teacher, Point Pleasant Borough, New Jersey

41 Active Learning Strategies for the Inclusive Classroom, Grades 6–12


Author: Diane Casale-Giannola,Linda Schwartz Green

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452283567

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 9838

Keys to engaging secondary students Research shows that all students—regardless of learning style, disability category, or language difference—learn more effectively when they are engaged in active learning. This book shows teachers how to help all students achieve positive learning outcomes. The authors provide a compilation of strategies that serve as blueprints for instructional design and directions for using them across a variety of content areas. The many benefits of active learning include: A more engaged and interactive classroom Increased self-directed learning Development of higher-order thinking skills such as analysis, synthesis, evaluation Improved reading, discussion, and writing competencies

Teaching Discipline-Specific Literacies in Grades 6-12

Preparing Students for College, Career, and Workforce Demands


Author: Vicky I. Zygouris-Coe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135102430

Category: Education

Page: 464

View: 5301

Comprehensive, timely, and relevant, this text offers an approach to discipline-specific literacy instruction that is aligned with the Common Core State Standards and the needs of teachers, students, and secondary schools across the nation. It is essential that teachers know how to provide instruction that both develops content and literacy knowledge and skills, and aims at reducing student achievement gaps. Building on the research-supported premise that discipline-specific reading instruction is key to achieving these goals, this text provides practical guidance and strategies for prospective and practicing content area teachers (and other educators) on how to prepare all students to succeed in college and the workforce. Pedagogical features in each chapter engage readers in digging deeper and in applying the ideas and strategies presented in their own contexts: Classroom Life (real 6-12 classroom scenarios and interviews with content-area teachers) Common Core State Standards Connections College, Career, and Workforce Connections Applying Discipline-Specific Literacies Think Like an Expert ("habits of thinking and learning" specific to each discipline) Digital Literacies Differentiating Instruction Reflect and Apply Questions Extending Learning Activities The Companion Website includes: Lesson plan resources Annotated links to video files Annotated links to additional resources and information Glossary/Flashcards For Instructors: All images and figures used in the text provided in an easily downloadable format For Instructors: PowerPoint lecture slides

Education & recycling

educator's waste management resource & activity guide


Author: California. Division of Recycling

Publisher: N.A


Category: Nature

Page: 124

View: 5525

Making Connections in Elementary and Middle School Social Studies


Author: Andrew P. Johnson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412968569

Category: Education

Page: 368

View: 8376

Making Connections in Elementary and Middle School Social Studies, Second Edition is the best text for teaching primary school teachers how to integrate social studies into other content areas. This book is a comprehensive, reader-friendly text that demonstrates how personal connections can be incorporated into social studies education while meeting the National Council for the Social Studies' thematic, pedagogical, and disciplinary standards. Praised for its "wealth of strategies that go beyond social studies teaching," including classroom strategies, pedagogical techniques, activities and lesson plan ideas, this book examines a variety of methods both novice and experienced teachers alike can use to integrate social studies into other content areas.

Hands-On Math Projects with Real-Life Applications

Ready-to-Use Lessons and Materials for Grades 6-12


Author: Gary Robert Muschla,Judith A. Muschla

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: 9780130320155

Category: Education

Page: 384

View: 3314

A collection of 60 hands on investigations to help students apply math concepts and skills to everyday problems found across the curriculum, in sports, and in daily life. These tested projects stress cooperative learning, group sharing, and writing, and build skills in problem-solving, critical thinking, decision-making, and computation. Each project follows the same proven format, including instructions for the teacher, a Student Guide, and one or more reproducible datasheets and worksheets. To help find appropriate projects quickly, a special Skills Index identifies the skills emphasized in each project, and all materials are organized into 6 major sections: Math & Science Math & Social Studies Math & Language Math & Art & Music Math & Sports & Recreation Math & Life Skills

Middle Grades Education

A Reference Handbook


Author: Pat Williams-Boyd

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1851095101

Category: Education

Page: 465

View: 5468

An expert guide to the development of the middle school model as the best educational environment designed to address students' developmental and social needs as well as educational needs. * Learning activities for all instructional strategies including differentiated instruction, inquiry-based and concept-based education, critical thinking and problem-solving strategies, the use of multiple intelligences, learning styles and cultural congruence, and cooperative learning * Planning guides and step-by-step presentations of academic service-learning, which connects the classroom to the community

Verschollen auf hoher See


Author: Mary Pope Osborne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783785551721

Category: Magic

Page: 89

View: 1066

Nach dem großen Erdbeben in San Francisco ("Gefahr in der Feuerstadt" in dieser Nr.) erleben Anne und Philipp nun eine 2. berühmte Katastrophe der Moderne. Schon das Titelbild mit dem Sternenhimmel und dem Eisberg deutet es an: Das ist die Nacht, in der die "Titanic" sinkt. Es dauert aber eine Weile, bis das auch die Kinder merken. Sie sind gekommen, um ein Geschenk zu bekommen, das die böse Magie bekämpft, die Morgans Freiheit bedroht. Hilfsbereit wie immer retten sie ein Geschwisterpaar vor dem Tod und bekommen das rettende Geschenk. Erst im letzten Moment können sie sich mit dem magischen Baumhaus in Sicherheit bringen. Die schlicht und geradlinig erzählte Geschichte transportiert doch einige beherzenswerte Botschaften: Hilfsbereitschaft und Mitleid. Und wie wichtig Bücher sind, denn ohne sie könnte das Baumhaus die Kinder nie in andere Zeiten bringen. Nett ist auch das umgekehrte Rollenklischee mit dem draufgängerischen Mädchen und dem nachdenklicheren Jungen. Als Lesefutter überall möglich und sicher begehrt.. Anne und Philipp kommen auf die "Titanic". Sie retten ein Geschwisterpaar, aber wird es ihnen gelingen, selbst rechtzeitig vom Schiff zu kommen? Ab 8.

Cooperative Learning and Strategies for Inclusion

Celebrating Diversity in the Classroom


Author: JoAnne Wachholz Putnam

Publisher: Paul H Brookes Publishing Company


Category: Children with disabilities

Page: 188

View: 4597

Grade level: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, k, p, e, i, s, t.

Teaching Today's Mathematics in the Middle Grades


Author: Art Johnson,Kit Norris

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon


Category: Education

Page: 375

View: 9224

Provides coverage of mathematical concepts, activities, resources, and teaching methods for middle school teachers.

Connecting with Others: Grades 9-12


Author: Rita Coombs-Richardson,Elizabeth T. Evans,Charles Henry Meisgeier

Publisher: Research PressPub

ISBN: 9780878224647

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 520

View: 4932

Connecting with Others is an effective curriculum for teaching social and emotional competence. It is a proactive program that helps students learn skills in self-advocacy, communication, interpersonal behaviors, and problem solving. The program integrates a variety of instructional strategies such as storytelling, relaxation, creative expression, cooperative learning, self-instruction, and transfer training. Each volume contains numerous fun-to-do activities that provide step-by-step instructions and teacher scripts. The learning activities take into consideration cultural, ethnic, and gender diversity. Appendices contain a selected bibliography of children's literature and reproducible parent handouts. Includes 40 learning activities divided into the following skill areas: Awareness of Self and Others, Communication, Responsibility, Conflict Resolution, Cooperation, Love and Empathy, Personal Growth, Preparing for Adulthood.

Private Independent Schools


Author: Bunting & Lyon,Peter Bunting

Publisher: Bunting and Lyon Inc

ISBN: 9780913094617

Category: Private schools

Page: 430

View: 8122