A History Teaching Toolbox

Practical Classroom Strategies

Author: Mr Russel Tarr

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781508512059

Category:

Page: 158

View: 3854

DOWNLOAD NOW »

A History Teaching Toolbox is the perfect handbook for busy classroom teachers eager to try out some new strategies with their students. More than 60 tried and tested activities and approaches are organised into helpful categories and explained with step-by-step instructions and topic-specific examples to illustrate how they can be immediately employed. A History Teaching Toolbox is written for both new and experienced classroom practitioners keen to bring history alive for their students and is written by award-winning history teacher Russel Tarr.

A History Teaching Toolbox

Even More Practical Classroom Strategies

Author: Russel Tarr

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781723517167

Category:

Page: 172

View: 4341

DOWNLOAD NOW »

This second volume of A History Teaching Toolbox is an ideal handbook for busy classroom teachers eager to try out fresh strategies with their students. More than 65 tried and tested activities and approaches are organised into helpful categories and explained with step-by-step instructions and topic-specific examples to illustrate how they can be immediately employed. A History Teaching Toolbox Volume Two is written for both new and experienced classroom practitioners keen to bring history alive for their students and is written by award-winning history teacher Russel Tarr. Chapter outline 1. Imparting knowledge to students Escape the room! Three effective role-play techniques Hand gestures to reflect changing relations between groups Unlock the box Mysterious moments Image flash Time-wipes 2. Debate and Discussion Strategies Chat-show challenges Tell us something we donít know! Protest placards: design, anticipate, react Brilliance or Baloney? Guess the statistics Sticky notes for silent presentations Boxing match debates 3. Transforming and applying knowledge TripAdvisor graphics showing impact in various places Design a theme park based around the topic Convert statistics into infographics Design / destroy a banknote Create a Google Doodle Produce a board game Guess who? 4. Comparing, contrasting, linking Sports commentaries Crime boards Dialogue poems Speed dates / Blind dates Top trumps Which one doesn't belong? 5. Judgments and interpretations Relationship webs Living graph Factor auction How would geographers approach this question? Design a DVD Inlay Time travel agent: complaint letters v. advertising blurb 6. Group work approaches Destroy or deploy? Random name picker Re-enact a conference Which part of the body were you? Image jigsaw Peer assessment slips 7: Tests and revision Takeaway mark scheme How certain are you? Plot holes in history Spiced-up ìclozeî exercises Alphabet challenge Rhyming timelines Exam questions from hell 8: Classroom display Knowledge cubes The big picture Rice above the statistics Affordable props Meme posters Turn the topic into objects 9: Essay skills Sketch-noting and beyond Backward rainbow essays Student vocabulary bookmark Biased words knockout challenge Online essay-writing tools Compare opening paragraphs of several books 10: Other ideas Build history into the school calendar Wheel of emotions Using Emojis Dream sources Fake news Breaking news / Click bait Biographies beyond the syllabus Five ways to use music effectively

Teaching U.S. History Beyond the Textbook

Six Investigative Strategies, Grades 5-12

Author: Yohuru Rashied Williams

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452296030

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 1726

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Aligned with national standards, these strategies and sample lessons turn learners into history detectives as they solve historical mysteries, prepare arguments for famous cases, and more.

Teaching History

Developing as a Reflective Secondary Teacher

Author: Ian Phillips

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446245381

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 3982

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Reflective practice is at the heart of effective teaching, and this book will help you develop into a reflective teacher of history. Everything you need is here: guidance on developing your analysis and self-evaluation skills, the knowledge of what you are trying to achieve and why, and examples of how experienced teachers deliver successful lessons. The book shows you how to plan lessons, how to make the best use of resources and how to assess pupils' progress effectively. Each chapter contains points for reflection, which encourage you to break off from your reading and think about the challenging questions that you face as a history teacher. The book comes with access to a companion website, where you will find: - Videos of real lessons so you can see the skills discussed in the text in action - Transcripts from teachers and students that you can use as tools for reflection - Links to a range of sites that provide useful additional support - Extra planning and resource materials. If you are training to teach history, citizenship or social sciences this book will help you to improve your classroom performance by providing you with practical advice, and also by helping you to think in depth about the key issues. It provides examples of the research evidence that is needed in academic work at Masters level, essential for anyone undertaking an M-level PGCE. Ian Phillips is course leader for PGCE History (and Teaching and Learning Fellow) at Edge Hill University.

Teaching World History as Mystery

Author: Jack Zevin,David Gerwin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135147477

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 8294

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Offering a philosophy, methodology, and examples for history instruction that are active, imaginative, and provocative, this text presents a fully developed pedagogy based on problem-solving methods that promote reasoning and judgment and restore a sense of imagination and participation to classroom learning. It is designed to draw readers into the detective process that characterizes the work of professional historians and social scientists ─ sharing raw data, defining terms, building interpretations, and testing competing theories. An inquiry framework drives both the pedagogy and the choice of historical materials, with selections favoring the unsolved, controversial, and fragmented rather than the neatly wrapped up analysis of past events. Teaching World History as Mystery: Provides a balanced combination of interestingly arranged historical content, and clearly explained instructional strategies Features case studies of commonly and not so commonly taught topics within a typical world/global history curriculum using combinations of primary and secondary documents Discusses ways of dealing with ethical and moral issues in world history classrooms, drawing students into persisting questions of historical truth, bias, and judgment

A Primer for Teaching World History

Ten Design Principles

Author: Antoinette Burton

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822351889

Category: Education

Page: 154

View: 4761

DOWNLOAD NOW »

This book offers principles to consider when creating a world history syllabus; it prompts a teacher, rather than aiming for full world coverage, to pick an interpretive focus and thread it through the course. It will be used by university faculty, graduate students, and high school teachers who are teaching world history for the first time or want to rethink their approach to teaching the subject.

Making History Mine

Meaningful Connections for Grades 5-9

Author: Sarah Cooper

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1571107657

Category: Education

Page: 202

View: 2408

DOWNLOAD NOW »

"Built around eight themes - examining the role of the individual, understanding point of view, assessing the impact of rhetoric, finding patterns in the past, writing analytically, connecting current events to historical precedents, igniting passion through research, and exploring ethics and morals - Making History Mine offers young adolescents a window to the wider world. This comprehensive volume gives teachers and students a solid framework for exploring and understanding history, including how to analyze primary source documents, extrapolate themes, and detect bias in a historian's argument." -- Back cover.

100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers: Outstanding History Lessons

Author: Emily Thomas

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472940938

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 9091

DOWNLOAD NOW »

100 IDEAS: QUICK - EASY - INSPIRED - OUTSTANDING A new addition to the best-selling 100 Ideas series, offering teachers quick and easy ways to engage students, convey complex knowledge, and build students' history-specific thinking skills. The activities in this book aim to embrace what is mind-boggling, bizarre and extraordinary about history and tap into students' innate curiosity and wonder, while still catering to the twin pressures of exam results and observation. With this criteria in mind, there are plenty of tips on demonstrating progress, ways of differentiating, preparing students for history assessments and examinations – while still having fun.

Becoming a History Teacher

Sustaining Practices in Historical Thinking and Knowing

Author: Ruth Sandwell,Amy von Heyking

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442626518

Category: Education

Page: 345

View: 9069

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Becoming a History Teacher is a collection of thoughtful essays by history teachers, historians, and teacher educators on how to prepare student teachers to think historically and to teach historical thinking.

The ELL Teacher's Toolbox

Hundreds of Practical Ideas to Support Your Students

Author: Larry Ferlazzo,Katie Hull Sypnieski

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119364957

Category: Education

Page: 544

View: 8088

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Practical strategies to support your English language learners The ELL Teacher’s Toolbox is a practical, valuable resource to be used by teachers of English Language Learners, in teacher education credential programs, and by staff development professionals and coaches. It provides hundreds of innovative and research-based instructional strategies you can use to support all levels of English Language Learners. Written by proven authors in the field, the book is divided into two main sections: Reading/Writing and Speaking/Listening. Each of those sections includes “Top Ten” favorites and between 40 and 70 strategies that can be used as part of multiple lessons and across content areas. Contains 60% new strategies Features ready-to-use lesson plans Includes reproducible handouts Offers technology integration ideas The percentage of public school students in the U.S. who are English language learners grows each year—and with this book, you’ll get a ton of fresh, innovative strategies to add to your teaching arsenal.

Knowing, Teaching, and Learning History

National and International Perspectives

Author: Peter N. Stearns,Peter Seixas,Sam Wineburg

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814781411

Category: Education

Page: 482

View: 7367

DOWNLOAD NOW »

This four-part volume identifies the problems and issues in late 20th and early 21st-century history education, working towards an understanding of this evolving field. It aims to give both students and teachers insights into the best way of developing historical understanding in pupils.

History Class Revisited

Tools and Projects to Engage Middle School Students in Social Studies

Author: Jody Passanisi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317266811

Category: Education

Page: 166

View: 2742

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Learn new approaches to teaching history in middle school so students are more engaged in the big ideas and eager to examine the world around them. Co-published by Routledge and MiddleWeb, this practical guide will help you consider the unique needs of middle schoolers, who are in the midst of many social and emotional changes and need to see why the study of history matters to their own lives. Author Jody Passanisi shares helpful strategies and activities to make your social studies class a place where students can relate to the material, connect past history to present events, collaborate with others, think critically about important issues, and take ownership of their learning. Topics include: Reading and analyzing primary and secondary sources for deeper comprehension of historical issues Developing a written argument and defending it with supporting details and cited sources Examining the social context of a historical event and tracing the historical underpinnings of present day issues Using field trips, games, and Project Based Learning to make learning history a fun and interactive experience Assessing your students’ progress using self-reflection, projects, essays, and presentations The appendices offer resources for each of the topics covered in the book as well as reproducible Blackline Masters of the charts and diagrams, which can be photocopied or downloaded from our website (http://www.routledge.com/products/9781138639713) for classroom use.

Teaching U.S. History Thematically

Document-Based Lessons for the Secondary Classroom

Author: Rosalie Metro

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 080775868X

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 8088

DOWNLOAD NOW »

This book offers the tools teachers need to get started with an innovative approach to teaching history, one that develops literacy and higher-order thinking skills, connects the past to students' lives today, and meets Common Core State Standards (grades 7-12). The author provides over 60 primary sources organized into 7 thematic units, each structured around an essential question from U.S. history. As students analyze carefully excerpted documents--speeches by presidents and protesters, Supreme Court cases, political cartoons--they build an understanding of how diverse historical figures have approached key issues. At the same time, students learn to participate in civic debates and develop their own views on what it means to be a 21st-century American. Each unit connects to current events and dynamic classroom activities make history come alive. In addition to the documents themselves, this teaching manual provides: strategies to assess student learning; mini-lectures designed to introduce documents; activities to help students process, display, and integrate their learning; guidance to help teachers create their own units, and more.

Learning to Teach History in the Secondary School

A Companion to School Experience

Author: Terry Haydn,Alison Stephen,James Arthur,Martin Hunt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135135258

Category: Education

Page: 360

View: 1800

DOWNLOAD NOW »

'An excellent companion to Learning to Teach in Secondary School ... full of good ideas and better advice ... Mentors will certainly want to use it, and so, I'm sure, will the rest of the history department ... Make sure they buy one, and keep your copy under lock and key.' – Michael Duffy, Times Educational Supplement 'A very well written and readable book. Overall, this is an excellent book and one which students and teachers outwith England would find a valuable addition to their library.' – Scottish Association of Teachers of History, Resources Review ‘This book is without question the standard text for the history PGCE market.’ – Dr Ian Davies, University of York, on the first edition. Learning to Teach History in the Secondary School provides an accessible introduction to teaching and learning history at secondary level. Underpinned by a theoretical perspective and backed up by the latest research, it encourages student teachers to develop a personal approach to teaching history. This fourth edition has been thoroughly updated for the new curriculum, with a brand new chapter on subject knowledge and a new section on action research to better support those reflecting on and developing their own practice. It provides an array of references and materials that give a sound theoretical foundation for the teaching of history, including weblinks to further resources, while a range of tasks will enable students to put their learning into practice in the classroom. Practical advice is combined with reference and access to a wide range of recent and relevant research in the field of history education, to support Masters Level research and aid reflective practice. Key issues covered include: The benefits of learning history Planning The use of language and strategies for teaching Inclusion Technology in history teaching Assessment Continuing professional development Offering comprehensive and accessible support to becoming a history teacher, this book remains an invaluable resource for all training and newly qualified history teachers.

The History Teacher's Handbook

Author: Neil Smith

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441145346

Category: Education

Page: 177

View: 9275

DOWNLOAD NOW »

This handbook provides secondary school history teachers with a broad range of strategies to keep active learning approaches at the forefront of their teaching. >

Reading, Thinking, and Writing About History

Teaching Argument Writing to Diverse Learners in the Common Core Classroom, Grades 6-12

Author: Chauncey Monte-Sano,Susan De La Paz,Mark Felton

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807772879

Category: Education

Page: 228

View: 6769

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Although the Common Core and C3 Framework highlight literacy and inquiry as central goals for social studies, they do not offer guidelines, assessments, or curriculum resources. This practical guide presents six research-tested historical investigations along with all corresponding teaching materials and tools that have improved the historical thinking and argumentative writing of academically diverse students. Each investigation integrates reading, analysis, planning, composing, and reflection into a writing process that results in an argumentative history essay. Primary sources have been modified to allow struggling readers access to the material. Web links to original unmodified primary sources are also provided, along with other sources to extend investigations. The authors include sample student essays from each investigation to illustrate the progress of two different learners and explain how to support students’ development. Each chapter includes these helpful sections: Historical Background, Literacy Practices Students Will Learn, How to Teach This Investigation, How Might Students Respond?, Student Writing and Teacher Feedback, Lesson Plans and Materials. Book Features: Integrates literacy and inquiry with core U.S. history topics. Emphasizes argumentative writing, a key requirement of the Common Core. Offers explicit guidance for instruction with classroom-ready materials. Provides primary sources for differentiated instruction. Explains a curriculum appropriate for students who struggle with reading, as well as more advanced readers. Models how to transition over time from more explicit instruction to teacher coaching and greater student independence. “The tools this book provides—from graphic organizers, to lesson plans, to the accompanying documents—demystify the writing process and offer a sequenced path toward attaining proficiency.” —From the Foreword by Sam Wineburg, co-author of Reading Like a Historian “Assuming literate practice to be at the core of history learning and historical practice, the authors provide actual units of history instruction that can be immediately applied to classroom teaching. These units make visible how a cognitive apprenticeship approach enhances history and historical literacy learning and ensure a supported transition to teaching history in accordance with Common Core State Standards.” —Elizabeth Moje, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, School of Education, University of Michigan “The C3 Framework for Social Studies State Standards and the Common Core State Standards challenge students to investigate complex ideas, think critically, and apply knowledge in real world settings. This extraordinary book provides tried-and-true practical tools and step-by-step directions for social studies to meet these goals and prepare students for college, career, and civic life in the 21st century.” —Michelle M. Herczog, president, National Council for the Social Studies

Teaching Social Studies

A Methods Book for Methods Teachers

Author: S. G. Grant,John Lee,Kathy Swan

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 1681238861

Category: Education

Page: 275

View: 7413

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Teaching Social Studies: A Methods Book for Methods Teachers, features tasks designed to take preservice teachers deep into schools in general and into social studies education in particular. Organized around Joseph Schwab's commonplaces of education and recognizing the role of inquiry as a preferred pedagogy in social studies, the book offers a series of short chapters that highlight learners and learning, subject matter, teachers and teaching, and school context. The 42 chapters describe tasks that the authors assign to their methods students as either in?class or as outside?of?class assignments. The components of each chapter are: > Summary of the task > Description of the exercise (i.e., what students are to do, the necessary resources, the timeframe for completion, grading criteria) > Description of how students respond to the activity > Description of how the task fits into the overall course > List of readings and references > Appendix that supplements the task description

The History Teacher's Joke Book

Author: Richard Di Giacomo

Publisher: Richard Di Giacomo

ISBN: 0970623739

Category: Humor

Page: 43

View: 2194

DOWNLOAD NOW »

These jokes help add a little excitement to your classes and help students to have fun with history. They include geography puns, corny history jokes, and famous student flubs. You'll have them rolling in the aisles!

Creating Citizens

Teaching Civics and Current Events in the History Classroom, Grades 6–9

Author: Sarah Cooper

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351683187

Category: Education

Page: 150

View: 5789

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Engage students in meaningful civic learning and encourage them to become active and informed citizens. With this essential book, co-published by Routledge and MiddleWeb, you will gain a variety of practical strategies for teaching civics and current events to your middle school students. Author and expert teacher Sarah Cooper takes you into her school and shares her classroom-tested methods and tools. Topics include: Fitting current events into an already-packed history curriculum Staying nonpartisan and fostering balanced discussions Helping students find their stake in the news Teaching civic literacy through primary sources, then and now Encouraging students to invest in analytical writing Fostering student ownership of our classrooms through discussion and debate Cultivating citizenship through empathy and community engagement Throughout the book, you’ll find student examples, handouts, and rubrics, so that you can easily implement the ideas in your own classroom. By getting your students to think critically about current events, you will help them become passionate writers, thinkers, and involved citizens.

Inquiry-Based Lessons in U.S. History: Decoding the Past

Author: Jana Kirchner,Andrew McMichael

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781618214232

Category: Education

Page: 150

View: 6015

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Inquiry-Based Lessons in U.S. History: Decoding the Past provides primary source lessons that focus on teaching U.S. history through inquiry to middle school students. Students will be faced with a question to answer or problem to solve and will examine primary sources for evidence to create hypothetical solutions. The chapters focus on key chronological periods (e.g., the Age of Exploration to the Civil Rights era) and follow the scope and sequence of major social studies textbooks, with activities linked to the U.S. History Content Standards and the Common Core State Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies. The three lesson plans in each chapter begin with an essential question that sets the focus for the primary sources and teaching strategies that follow. The lesson plans include differing types of primary sources such as photographs, speeches, political cartoons, historic maps, paintings, letters, and diary entries.