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Teaching & Instruction Strategies for the History Classroom - Chapter Summary
Make use of these lessons created by our subject experts to view instruction strategies and develop your skills in teaching history. You will see information regarding how to make use of local people and places when teaching history, and getting your students to think like historians. Additional lesson topics include:
- Social studies literacy strategies
- Strategies used across content areas for teaching reading and writing
- Using writing as a way of learning history concepts and skills
- Making use of technology in teaching history
- Maximizing learning through a well-designed history classroom
- Teaching history by integrating art and media
Keeping the lessons short will help you make continuous, steady progress on these studies. Log in from your computer or mobile device whenever you have a few minutes, as you can get through a lesson or two within a short period of time. We include a quiz along with each lesson as an assessment of how well you understood the material you just studied.
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. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. Learning History Concepts & Skills Through Writing
In this lesson we discover the importance of writing for knowledge retention, and the different techniques and exercises which can aid students' retention of history concepts and material.
7. Using Technology in the History Classroom
This lesson discusses why the use of technology in history classrooms is important. It also discusses how teachers can use technology while teaching the class as a whole and how they can incorporate technology when students are in small groups.
8. Designing a History Classroom to Maximize Learning
The layout, design, and decoration of your history classroom can enhance the learning experience for your students. This lesson will provide some initial ideas to get you started.
9. Activities for Integrating Math & History in the Classroom
Combining math and history in the curriculum is important because they are both intertwined as math has shaped our history and vice versa. In this lesson we will discuss various examples of activities that can be used to engage K-12 students in learning history and math.
10. 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.
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Other chapters within the TExES History 7-12 (233): Practice & Study Guide course
- About the TExES History 7-12 Exam
- Foundations of Historical Inquiry
- Interpreting & Communicating Historical Information
- TEKS & the History Classroom
- Developments in World History
- Ancient Civilizations in Asia & Africa
- Classical Empires, Dynasties & Civilizations
- The Fall of Rome & Rise of Western Religions
- Early Middle Ages Overview
- The Middle Ages in Africa & Asia
- Overview of the Medieval Warm Period
- Overview of the High Middle Ages
- Overview of the Late Middle Ages
- History of the Renaissance
- The Age of Exploration & Discovery
- Early American Civilizations
- The Reformation Across Europe
- History of the Elizabethan Era
- Overview of Colonialism
- World Empires & Dynasties
- European Absolutism & Constitutionalism (1648-1715)
- Shifting Eastern European Power (1648-1740)
- The Age of Enlightenment
- 18th Century Empire & Expansion
- Global Politics (1760-1848)
- Bonaparte & the French Revolution
- Economic & Scientific Advancements of the Industrial Revolution
- Life & Trends in Europe (1850-1914)
- Overview of World War I
- History Between World Wars
- Overview of World War II
- Western Civilization Post-1945
- Imperialism Throughout the World
- Settling North America & the Colonies
- Important Events Leading to the American Revolution
- Nationalism in Europe, Africa, Asia & the Americas
- Events & Leaders of the American Revolution
- The US Constitution & The First Presidents
- The Virginia Dynasty
- Jacksonian Democracy
- Everyday Life in Antebellum America
- Manifest Destiny & American Expansion
- Buildup to the American Civil War
- The American Civil War
- After the Civil War: Reconstruction
- Westward Expansion, Industrialization & Urbanization (1870-1900)
- The Progressive Era of the Early 20th Century
- American Imperialism & World War I
- 1920s America
- America and the Great Depression
- The United States in the Cold War
- Mid-20th Century Civil Rights & Protests in the U.S.
- America in the 1970s
- Post-1980 America
- Native American Tribes in Texas
- Spanish Colonial & Mexican National Era
- Texas Revolution, Expansion & the Civil War
- Major Events & Trends in Texas History
- TExES History 7-12 Flashcards