Give your students the opportunity to think, to discover, and to learn together! The second edition of Catch Them Thinking in Social Studies demonstrates how teachers can use cooperative learning strategies to fully engage students in the social studies curriculum. The authors offer engaging activities and a variety of problem-solving lessons in five areas of social studies instruction: geography, politics, economics, culture, and history.
This updated edition includes new activities and helps teachers prepare students to:
- Rely on themselves and their peers for information
- Work closely with others Make suggestions
- Use trial-and-error strategies Have fun learning about social studies
Foreword by Tim Erickson Preface About the Authors Introduction 1. Geography: Time Zones, Maps, and Population Counts Activity 1: The IBA: Globe Trotting Activity 2: The IBA: Time Zones Activity 3: The IBA: Playoff Schedule Activity 4: The IBA: Satellite TV Activity 5: Maps of the United States and Canada Activity 6: Demographics: "Population Shifts" Activity 7: World Rankings Activity 8: US Population Clock Projections Activity 9: World Population Clock Projections 2. Politics: US Political Processes Activity 10: The President's Cabinet Activity 11: Apportionment Activity 12: Apportionment: The Equal Proportions Method Activity 13: Gerrymandering a State Activity 14: Gerrymandering a County Activity 15: The Electoral College and the Election of 1824 Activity 16: "Capitol" Murder: How to Kill a Bill Activity 17: Coming to America 3. Economics: My Money, Our Money Activity 18: Interest(ing) Times Activity 19: The IRS and the Single Taxpayer Activity 20: The Power of Diversification Activity 21: Family Matters Activity 22: Social Security Retirement Benefits Activity 23: Watch Your Money Grow Activity 24: Watch Your Money Go! Activity 25: Mortgage Smorgasbord Activity 26: To Buy or Not to Buy Activity 27: Real and Personal Property Taxes 4. Cultures: Mystery From History Activity 28: Succession to the British Throne (Part 1) Activity 29: Succession to the British Throne (Part 2) Activity 30: Royal Surfing (Part 1) Activity 31: Royal Surfing (Part 2) Activity 32: Roman Numerals Activity 33: Mayan Math (Part 1) Activity 34: Mayan Math (Part 2) Activity 35: Search for the Zytar (Part 1) Activity 36: Search for the Zytar (Part 2) Activity 37: Search for the Zytar (Part 3) 5. History: Perspectives on Past Events Activity 38: The American Revolution Activity 39: The Election of 1824 Activity 40: The 1850's Activity 41: The Roaring Twenties Activity 42: What's in a Name? Activity 43: Five Great Presidents Activity 44: The Headright System Activity 45: US Population Growth 1790-1860 Index