Taught almost all possible subjects in the Social Studies for high school for the last four years.
The style of teaching that you mostly see in this store is simply trying to overcome a challenge that most teachers face in the social studies, namely how do you get to the higher levels of learning in Bloom's Taxonomy? This comes naturally when the subjects taught are heavy on skills such as science and math, but not in the social studies, where the subjects are heavy on content. I find that the best way to engage students at the highest levels of Bloom is by giving them a challenge or a crisis (there are many in history). Let them solve it before you lecture on how the crisis was resolved. This can be as simple as a worksheet on how the Senate and military generals tried to resolve a crisis on Rome or as complex as actually engaging in scientific experiments to study the Scientific Revolution. Then the students are engaged in higher level thinking and then they come to anticipate the answer from you. It really works!
Will have a publication on the way.
B.A. History, Minor in Philosophy at Loyola University Chicago M.A.T. from National-Louis University M.T.S. from Duke Divinity School
I have taught a wide variety of subjects in the Social Studies including History, Government, Philosophy, Economics, Psychology, Geography, Bible and even Spanish. I am well experienced in all of these areas. I am happily married, try to be a committed Christian and live in Illinois.
English Language Arts, Reading, Specialty, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Civics, Elections - Voting, Government, Native Americans, U.S. History, European History, World History, Arts & Music, Art History, Music, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Religion, Literature, Economics