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Social Science Instruction & Comprehension - Chapter Summary
With the lessons in this chapter, review important components of a social science classroom. Rediscover effective teaching resources and methods for enhancing student comprehension. Take a look at ways to develop an engaging learning environment. In this chapter, you'll explore:
- Resources and materials for developing your curriculum
- Techniques for increasing student comprehension and critical thinking skills
- How to choose adequate teaching resources and assessments
- The significance and impact of the learning environment
- Ways to help students think like a historian
- Methods for using cause-and-effect to understand history
- Strategies for deciphering historical timelines
- A comparison of primary and secondary historical resources
To gauge how well you're absorbing the information, take a self-assessment quiz after each lesson. After reviewing the lessons, complete a cumulative chapter exam to apply what you've learned.
1. Teaching Resources & Curriculum Materials in Instructional Design
Successful teachers design rich learning opportunities for students. This lesson identifies and discusses the use of teaching resources and curriculum materials to design learning experiences.
2. Supporting Comprehension of Informational Texts
Reading and comprehending informational texts is an important skill for students. This lesson will detail several strategies you can use to support student comprehension of these texts.
3. Social Studies Instruction: Selecting Resources & Assessments
In this lesson, we will learn how to supplement the social studies textbook with other materials, such as technology resources, books, videos, and other sources that give students a well-rounded perspective.
4. Learning Environment in the Classroom: Definition, Impact & Importance
One of the most important things a teacher can do is provide a positive learning experience. Setting up a positive learning environment is tricky, but not difficult. Get ready to learn about how to do this and why.
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. 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.
7. Understanding History Through Cause-and-Effect Relationships
Did you know that the seeds of the destruction of the Ming Dynasty were planted in 1492? Or an accidental suntan launched a multi-billion dollar industry? Cause and effect relationships are at the core of understanding history.
8. Historical Timelines: Strategies for Interpretation
In this lesson we will learn about strategies for interpreting historical timelines. We will also learn how to find connections between world, American, and local historical events.
9. Primary vs. Secondary Resources in Historical Research
Good history and good cooking can both be ruined by not using the proper ingredients. This lesson explains why that is true while describing the roles of primary and secondary sources.
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