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Ch 55: FTCE Social Science: Effective Teaching of the Social Sciences

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Review what you know about techniques for effectively teaching the social sciences with this chapter. These lessons will help you prepare for the questions about methods of education that will appear on the FTCE social science exam.

FTCE Social Science: Effective Teaching of the Social Sciences - Chapter Summary

Use the lessons in this chapter to prepare for the social science FTCE exam by refreshing your familiarity with the tools for teaching social sciences. Specific topics covered by this chapter include:

  • Connections between the social science disciplines
  • Culture, class and gender in social science
  • Tools for using technology in the classroom
  • How to use line graphs, bar graphs, pie charts, tables and schedules
  • Tips for effectively teaching the social sciences
  • How to integrate social science into a curriculum
  • Finding resources and primary and secondary research

These lessons help you go over the best ways to teach social science. Make sure you're familiar with these tools and suggestions by completing the interactive quizzes to fully prepare for the FTCE social science exam.

12 Lessons in Chapter 55: FTCE Social Science: Effective Teaching of the Social Sciences
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
How Are the Social Sciences Related?

1. How Are the Social Sciences Related?

What does archaeology have to do with economics? How about psychology with linguistics? Let's have a look at what the social sciences have in common and how they relate to one another.

Social Science Concepts: Culture, Class & Gender

2. Social Science Concepts: Culture, Class & Gender

In this lesson we will learn about core social science concepts, such as race, gender, class, culture, technology, etc. We will define these terms, identify examples, and analyze their role in the social sciences.

The Importance of Technology in the Classroom

3. The Importance of Technology in the Classroom

Technology has become an integral part of any classroom environment. This lesson will explain why technology is an important tool that every student and teacher should utilize.

Using Technology in the Classroom

4. Using Technology in the Classroom

Technology has become much more prevalent and available in the classroom. This lesson will offer some guidelines and strategies for using technology in the classroom.

Classroom Technology Tools

5. Classroom Technology Tools

In the past, a film projector was the height of technology in schools. Today, teachers have technology at their fingertips on a daily basis. What are these tools and how are they being used? This video lesson will bring you up to speed on classroom technology tools.

Reading and Interpreting Line Graphs

6. Reading and Interpreting Line Graphs

Watch this video lesson to find out how useful line graphs can be and how much information you can gain just from looking at one. Learn how you can apply that information in your own life to help you make better decisions.

Understanding Bar Graphs and Pie Charts

7. Understanding Bar Graphs and Pie Charts

In this lesson, we will examine two of the most widely used types of graphs: bar graphs and pie charts. These two graphs can provide the reader with a comparison of the different data that is displayed.

Organizing and Understanding Data with Tables & Schedules

8. Organizing and Understanding Data with Tables & Schedules

In math, when we have to deal with a lot of data, having a visual format to present all the data becomes very useful. Watch this video lesson to learn how you can take advantage of two of these visual formats.

Effective Teaching: Strategies & Methods

9. Effective Teaching: Strategies & Methods

In this lesson, we'll explore the characteristics and strategies of effective teaching. We'll also look at some methods used by teachers, such as case studies and role playing, that are used to encourage student learning.

Integrating Social Science Content into the Curriculum

10. Integrating Social Science Content into the Curriculum

This lesson provides information for teachers interested in integrating social science content into their curriculum. Any social studies teacher of students in primary or secondary education may find this information useful in creating lesson plans and activities.

Choosing Social Sciences Teaching Resources

11. Choosing Social Sciences Teaching Resources

In this lesson, we will learn about social sciences teaching resources. We will identify types of resources, and learn how they can be successfully used in the classroom context.

Primary vs. Secondary Research: Difference & Importance

12. Primary vs. Secondary Research: Difference & Importance

Research is a vital part of any good speech. This lesson will help you distinguish between primary and secondary resources when citing your research. At the end, test your knowledge of primary and secondary resources with practice problems.

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