About This Chapter
History Instruction & Cross-Curricular Strategies - Chapter Summary
Throughout this chapter, learn cross-curricular strategies that will help you instruct students in your history class. You will find the following topics in this chapter:
- How to integrate art into history instruction
- Using local history to engage students
- Teaching ways to think like historians
- Strategies for teaching areas linked to history, including social studies, government and geography
The engaging lessons were created by knowledgeable instructors who aim to give you the most important information for teaching in the history classroom. You can send for help if you have a question for your instructor, or take quizzes to check your understanding of the topics on your own. The chapter exam will help you further test yourself before you move on to the next chapter.
How It Helps
- Emphasizes strategies and examples: Starting with the basics, you will learn strategies and get examples of these strategies to ensure that you understand the material.
- Makes history interesting: You'll learn about integrating art in your lesson plans and teaching your students about the history that is important in their own backyard.
- Teaches techniques for different subjects: In order to ensure that you have a wide knowledge base, learn the techniques for teaching subjects linked to history.
By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:
- Utilize the basic strategies in history instruction
- Integrate engaging material into your history lessons
- Help students to better read and understand social studies text
- Improve your students' writing abilities
- Teach topics linked to history, including geography and government
1. Basics of History Instruction: Strategies & Examples
In this lesson, we explore history instruction and some of the techniques and activities that can help your students better engage with the material, develop critical thinking skills, and understand key concepts.
2. Integrating Art & Media in History Instruction
In this lesson, we explore some of the important things to remember when deciding to incorporate art or other media into your classroom instruction in a history course.
3. Using Local Places & People in History Instruction
Your local community and the people who live there can be great resources for teaching History. This lesson will discuss how to help students make real life connections between the information they are learning and the area in which they live.
4. Teaching Students to Think Like Historians
In this lesson, we discover some of the teaching techniques and exercises you can use to get your students to begin thinking, researching, and writing like historians.
5. Literacy Strategies for Social Studies
Students may find reading about social studies topics challenging. In this lesson, we will learn about literacy strategies designed to help students with comprehension and independent thinking. Take a quiz after the lesson to test your knowledge.
6. How to Read & Interpret Social Studies Texts
Whether it is a history textbook or an economic analysis, being able to properly read and interpret social studies texts comes down to following a few easy steps.
7. Strategies for Teaching Reading & Writing Across Content Areas
Students are required to read and write in most subject areas. How can teachers support this? This lesson discusses strategies that promote writing and reading comprehension in all content areas.
8. Teaching Kids Government & Economics: Strategies & Activities
The ideas and concepts behind government and economics can be made accessible even to young learners. This lesson will detail some strategies and activities you can use to introduce these concepts to your students.
9. Teaching Children Geography: Strategies & Tools
Geography can be an interesting subject to teach and learn. This lesson will provide some strategies and tools you can use to engage your young students in Geography.
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