AUTHORS: Duplass, James A. - ©2011
Written for the elementary social studies methods course, this "interactive" program features a combined textbook-workbook that is thoroughly integrated with a dynamic website. Designed to accommodate the visual preferences of many of today's students, the easy-reading print text features bulleted lists and contemporary graphics. The program's interactive approach allows you to learn and gain experience with the kinds of teaching principles and practices that you will want to use in your own elementary school classrooms. These principles and practices are integrated throughout the text and include active-learning strategies, application of constructivist principles, a focus on big ideas and thinking skills, use of the Internet, and modeling of best practices and performance-based assessments (based on INTASC and NCATE standards).
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