Synopses & Reviews
Learning in secondary school classrooms involves much more than students reciting the "right" answers on high-stakes tests. This activity-packed book encourages educators to move beyond traditional models of teaching and learning and provides them with the tools for getting started.
100 Experiential Learning Activities for Social Studies, Literature, and the Arts, Grades 512 focuses on using active learning to engage students in critical thinking and reflection about complex content knowledge in the humanities and the arts. The 100 activities address significant social issues, including social justice, culture, language, and diversity. Teachers can emphasize comprehension, encourage creative thinking, and promote transfer across disciplines to help students:
Explore primary sources to uncover practical and relevant information
Construct careful arguments to integrate new learning with prior knowledge
Question deeply held assumptions to arrive at authentic understandings
Approach new ideas with confidence
Take your students through meaningful learning experiences and make knowledge come alive!
About the Author
Eugene Provenzo is one of the nations leading scholars in the foundations of education. He holds the rank of full professor at the University of Miami. He has won numerous awards throughout his career in both teaching and research and sits on many editorial boards. He currently lives in Miami, Florida.
Dan W. Butin is the founding dean of the school of education at Merrimack College. He is the editor and author of over fifty books, articles, and book chapters, including the books Teaching Social Foundations of Education and Service-Learning and Social Justice Education. Dr. Butins research focuses on issues of educator preparation and policy and community engagement. He currently lives in Andover, Massachusetts