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Building Community: Social Studies in the Middle School Years

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Mary Burke-Hengen and Tim Gillespie shared an eighth grade teaching position at Beaumont Middle School in Portland, Oregon, where they worked with other teachers to build curriculum that integrated social studies with language arts and other subject areas. In this volume, Mary and Tim have collected ideas and stories from over a dozen of their middle school colleagues, revealing the challenges and satisfactions teaching an integrated social studies program can offer.

Building Community is written in the spirit of collegial sharing, confirming the power of teachers involved in dialogue with one another. Though most of the contributors advocate student centered, process-oriented approaches to teaching, they do not necessarily agree on the issues, nor do they have one definitive point of view about integrated curriculum. The authors recognize that there are different approaches and different students, teachers, places, and times and honor the fact children can learn and grow in all kinds of situations. Their stories offer useful insights and suggestions, practical strategies, and provocations to further thought.

Synopsis:

The authors present ideas and stories from more than a dozen of their middle school colleagues, providing a range of perspectives on social studies teaching.

About the Author

Clark College. A regular contributor to professional journals and books, he is also a published poet and fiction writer.

Table of Contents

Connecting Story and History

Once Upon a Time and Place: Stories of the Family, T. Kennedy

Our Stories, Our History, Our Memories, T. Gillespie

Telling Points: Teaching Social Studies with Literature, M. Burke-Hengen

Creating Interdisciplinary Classrooms

Call of the Wild, J. O'Connor

Show, Don't Tell: Role Plays and Social Imagination, B. Bigelow

Teaching Citizenship Through Mock Trials: Blending Social Studies and Language Arts, T. Murray

Learners and Creators: Art and the Social Studies, L. Kennedy

A Middle Ages Potpourri, B. Hittle

Using Fish to Teach Geography, K. McCubbin

Changing and Reflecting

Chance Favors the Prepared Mind: An Administrator Reflects on Change, M. Ortloff

Developing a Student-Responsive Program, M. Oldani

Students Develop Portfolios, W. Charley

Community Service Learning: A Bridge to Meaning, M. Woolley

A Conversation on Assessment

Product Details

ISBN:
9780435089047
Subtitle:
Social Studies in the Middle School Years
Other:
Burke-Hengen, Mary
Other:
Burke-Hengen, Mary
Author:
Gillespie, Tim
Author:
Burke-Hengen, Mary
Author:
Gillespie
Publisher:
Heinemann
Location:
Portsmouth, NH :
Subject:
Research
Subject:
Social sciences
Subject:
Middle schools
Subject:
Middle schools -- United States.
Subject:
Social sciences - S
Subject:
General education.
Subject:
Professional Development
Subject:
Teaching Methods & Materials - General
Subject:
Sociology-Reference and Methodology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references.
Series Volume:
no. D-232
Publication Date:
19951016
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
228
Dimensions:
9.12x7.36x.52 in. .95 lbs.
Age Level:
from 11 up to 13

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