100 Experiential Learning Activities for Social Studies, Literature, and the Arts, Grades 5-12

Facilitates student engagement through active learning and provides easy-to-use matrices linking McREL, NCTE, and NCSS standards to activities in history, economics, literature, and the arts.

Review:

Educators are always looking for interesting activities that challenge students to think beyond the ordinary. The authors have done a great job of compiling a variety of activities for different subject areas. -- India Meissel, Social Studies & English Teacher 20070806 The attention to critical thinking and problem solving sets this collection of activities apart from others. -- David C. Virtue, Assistant Professor of Instruction and Teacher Education 20070806 This unique contribution is both a wonderful source of teaching ideas and a reminder that authentic learning involves engaging experiences that encourage inquiry. -- Dan Thompson, Assistant Professor of Education 20070806
Author:
Eugene F. Jr. Provenzo Dan W. Butin Anthony Angelini

Short Description

Facilitates student engagement through active learning and provides easy-to-use matrices linking McREL, NCTE, and NCSS standards to activities in history, economics, literature, and the arts.

Review:

Educators are always looking for interesting activities that challenge students to think beyond the ordinary. The authors have done a great job of compiling a variety of activities for different subject areas. -- India Meissel, Social Studies & English Teacher 20070806 The attention to critical thinking and problem solving sets this collection of activities apart from others. -- David C. Virtue, Assistant Professor of Instruction and Teacher Education 20070806 This unique contribution is both a wonderful source of teaching ideas and a reminder that authentic learning involves engaging experiences that encourage inquiry. -- Dan Thompson, Assistant Professor of Education 20070806

Long description

Active learning in secondary classrooms involves much more than students recording the right answers on high-stakes tests. In the social studies in particular, active learning promotes critical thinking, deep understanding, and transfer to real-life situations of knowledge about such important issues as social justice, culture, language, diversity, the arts, economics, and science and technology.??

Eugene F. Provenzo, Jr., Dan W. Butin, and Anthony Angelini have compiled 100 ready-to-use units that address critical social issues. All lessons emphasize comprehension, comparison, and transfer across disciplinary boundaries and include extension activities, a listing of resources, and suggestions for pacing and time management. Offering content aligned with curriculum standards established by the National Council for the Social Studies, the National Council of Teachers of English, and McREL's content knowledge standards, this resource includes a matrix linking each lesson to the relevant standards.

Instructors and instructional leaders committed to social justice, multiple modes of inquiry, and constructivist learning will find this collection of experiential learning strategies to be an invaluable resource.

Product details

Author:
Eugene F., Jr. Provenzo, Dan W. Butin, Anthony Angelini
Format:
Paperback
Publisher:
Corwin Press
ISBN:
9781412940009
Pages:
134
Width (mm):
215
Length (mm):
277
Table of Contents:
  • Preface Introduction List of Activities Matrices NCSS McREL Behavior Studies Civics Economics Geography Historical Understanding United States History World History Language Arts Science Visual Arts Mathematics Self-Regulation Music Thinking and Reasoning

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