This integrated approach to active learning encourages educators to immerse students in simulations, debates, discussions, and other activities that encourage personal connections while relating historical events to current issues. Students discover that the field of social studies is a reflection of human motives, conflicts, decisions, and actions.
The content is flexible enough to use with any social studies topic. The author presents numerous strategies in each of the following categories:
--language arts integration
Andi Stix, Ed.D., is an award-winning educator and author as well as a frequent speaker and consultant. Her inspiring, yet practical, guidelines for active learning are based on extensive research. In this book, she provides extensive assessment materials and rubrics designed to help educators evaluate student achievement resulting from diverse learning activities.
Notebook has 304 pages plus a resource CD with modifiable student pages and assessment materials.