Integrating Language Arts and Social Studies: 25 Strategies for K-8 Inquiry-Based Learning

Integrating Language Arts and Social Studies: 25 Strategies for K-8 Inquiry-Based Learning

By: Leah M. Melber (author), Alyce Hunter (author)Paperback

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Integrating Language Arts and Social Studies: 25 Strategies for Inquiry-Based Learning focuses on social science techniques that integrate language arts with an inquiry-based approach to social science. Each strategy incorporates methods for meeting the needs of English language learners, as well as students with special needs. The text links instructional strategies to the standards, and provides concrete methods to successfully integrate language arts into the social studies curriculum.

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Leah M. Melber, Ph.D. has nearly 20 years experience within informal and formal science education. She holds a BA in Zoology, an MA in education together with a multiple subject teaching credential for the state of California, and a Ph.D. in educational psychology from the University of Southern California. She has presented widely on inquiry-based instruction and effective methods of connecting with cultural institutions such as museums. In addition to numerous journal articles she has written on this topic, she has recently published a book titled "Informal Learning and Field Trips". She was awarded the 2001 Informal Educator Award through the California Science Teachers Association. She joined the staff of Lincoln Park Zoo in December of 2008. Alyce Hunter, Ed.D. has been an administrator and teacher in New Jersey public schools for over twenty five years. She has also taught and continues to teach graduate level courses in educational leadership, social studies education, literacy,content area literacy, and special education. She is affiliated with Wagner College, Rutgers University, Centenary College, and Lesley University. She has published four other books: one on teacher portfolios, one on mentoring, and two on differentiated instruction in the English/language arts classroom. Additionally Dr. Hunter has written and is a frequent presenter of a workshop she wrote on differentiation of instruction in middle schools for Pre-AP College Board. She has written numerous articles that have appeared in many national publications.


Preface Unit I: Building Research Skills Strategy 1: Teaching Observation, Questioning, and Inference Strategy 2: Oral Histories in the Curriculum Strategy 3: Data Collection and Analysis Strategy 4: Using Authentic Models Strategy 5: Images as Primary Sources Unit II: Connecting to Community Strategy 6: Personally Relevant History Strategy 7: Developing Mapping Skills Strategy 8: Connecting With Cultural Institutions Strategy 9: Conducting Social Science Fieldwork Strategy 10: Incorporating Service Learning Unit III: Multiple Voices Strategy 11: Connecting With the Visual Arts Strategy 12: Culturally Responsive Teaching Techniques Strategy 13: Connecting With Literature Strategy 14: Authentic Role Play Strategy 15: Establishing a Pluralist Approach to Content Unit IV: Past and Present Strategy 16: Incorporating Historical Reenactment Strategy 17: Personal Correspondence as a Primary Source Strategy 18: Systematic Artifact Investigation Strategy 19: Relevant Approaches to Economics Strategy 20: Symbolism and Social Studies Unit V: Understanding Our World Strategy 21: Connecting to Music Studies Strategy 22: Currency as a Primary Source Strategy 23: Stamps as Primary Sources Strategy 24: Understanding Global Symbols Strategy 25: Authentic Geography and Cartography Studies About the Authors

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  • publication date: 11/11/2009
  • ISBN13: 9781412971102
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 208
  • ID: 9781412971102
  • weight: 499
  • ISBN10: 1412971101

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