Title

Beyond the Lecture: Using Texts to Engage Students in the Secondary Social Studies Classroom

Date

5-26-2016 6:00 PM

End Time

26-5-2016 7:00 PM

Location

ED 217

Department

Teacher Education

Session Chair

Alicia Wenzel

Session Chair

Melanie Landon-Hayes

Session Title

Teacher Education Presentations

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Heitho Reuter

Abstract

Traditionally, social studies teachers have relied on lecture as their primary instructional method, but research shows students need more opportunities to construct their own learning and develop literacy and reasoning skills. In keeping with Common Core standards for social studies, this proposed curriculum uses primary sources to teach about the Great Depression. These authentic sources consider a range of diverse experiences including that of African Americans, Latinos, and the urban and rural poor. Students will develop metacognition through the use of graphic organizers, text marking, and cooperative learning, supporting both reading comprehension and text-based reasoning resulting in student-directed learning.

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Beyond the Lecture: Using Texts to Engage Students in the Secondary Social Studies Classroom

ED 217

Traditionally, social studies teachers have relied on lecture as their primary instructional method, but research shows students need more opportunities to construct their own learning and develop literacy and reasoning skills. In keeping with Common Core standards for social studies, this proposed curriculum uses primary sources to teach about the Great Depression. These authentic sources consider a range of diverse experiences including that of African Americans, Latinos, and the urban and rural poor. Students will develop metacognition through the use of graphic organizers, text marking, and cooperative learning, supporting both reading comprehension and text-based reasoning resulting in student-directed learning.