This second volume of A History Teaching Toolbox is an ideal handbook for busy classroom teachers eager to try out fresh strategies with their students. More than 65 tried and tested activities and approaches are organised into helpful categories and explained with step-by-step instructions and topic-specific examples to illustrate how they can be immediately employed. A History Teaching Toolbox Volume Two is written for both new and experienced classroom practitioners keen to bring history alive for their students and is written by award-winning history teacher Russel Tarr. Chapter outline 1. Imparting knowledge to students Escape the room! Three effective role-play techniques Hand gestures to reflect changing relations between groups Unlock the box Mysterious moments Image flash Time-wipes 2. Debate and Discussion Strategies Chat-show challenges Tell us something we donít know! Protest placards: design, anticipate, react Brilliance or Baloney? Guess the statistics Sticky notes for silent presentations Boxing match debates 3. Transforming and applying knowledge TripAdvisor graphics showing impact in various places Design a theme park based around the topic Convert statistics into infographics Design / destroy a banknote Create a Google Doodle Produce a board game Guess who? 4. Comparing, contrasting, linking Sports commentaries Crime boards Dialogue poems Speed dates / Blind dates Top trumps Which one doesn't belong? 5. Judgments and interpretations Relationship webs Living graph Factor auction How would geographers approach this question? Design a DVD Inlay Time travel agent: complaint letters v. advertising blurb 6. Group work approaches Destroy or deploy? Random name picker Re-enact a conference Which part of the body were you? Image jigsaw Peer assessment slips 7: Tests and revision Takeaway mark scheme How certain are you? Plot holes in history Spiced-up ìclozeî exercises Alphabet challenge Rhyming timelines Exam questions from hell 8: Classroom display Knowledge cubes The big picture Rice above the statistics Affordable props Meme posters Turn the topic into objects 9: Essay skills Sketch-noting and beyond Backward rainbow essays Student vocabulary bookmark Biased words knockout challenge Online essay-writing tools Compare opening paragraphs of several books 10: Other ideas Build history into the school calendar Wheel of emotions Using Emojis Dream sources Fake news Breaking news / Click bait Biographies beyond the syllabus Five ways to use music effectively
Even More Practical Classroom Strategies
Author: Russel Tarr
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
A History Teaching Toolbox is the perfect handbook for busy classroom teachers eager to try out some new strategies with their students. More than 60 tried and tested activities and approaches are organised into helpful categories and explained with step-by-step instructions and topic-specific examples to illustrate how they can be immediately employed. A History Teaching Toolbox is written for both new and experienced classroom practitioners keen to bring history alive for their students and is written by award-winning history teacher Russel Tarr.
Practical Classroom Strategies
Author: Mr Russel Tarr
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Aligned with national standards, these strategies and sample lessons turn learners into history detectives as they solve historical mysteries, prepare arguments for famous cases, and more.
Six Investigative Strategies, Grades 5-12
Author: Yohuru Rashied Williams
Publisher: Corwin Press
These jokes help add a little excitement to your classes and help students to have fun with history. They include geography puns, corny history jokes, and famous student flubs. You'll have them rolling in the aisles!
Author: Richard Di Giacomo
Publisher: Richard Di Giacomo
Reflective practice is at the heart of effective teaching, and this book will help you develop into a reflective teacher of history. Everything you need is here: guidance on developing your analysis and self-evaluation skills, the knowledge of what you are trying to achieve and why, and examples of how experienced teachers deliver successful lessons. The book shows you how to plan lessons, how to make the best use of resources and how to assess pupils' progress effectively. Each chapter contains points for reflection, which encourage you to break off from your reading and think about the challenging questions that you face as a history teacher. The book comes with access to a companion website, where you will find: - Videos of real lessons so you can see the skills discussed in the text in action - Transcripts from teachers and students that you can use as tools for reflection - Links to a range of sites that provide useful additional support - Extra planning and resource materials. If you are training to teach history, citizenship or social sciences this book will help you to improve your classroom performance by providing you with practical advice, and also by helping you to think in depth about the key issues. It provides examples of the research evidence that is needed in academic work at Masters level, essential for anyone undertaking an M-level PGCE. Ian Phillips is course leader for PGCE History (and Teaching and Learning Fellow) at Edge Hill University.
Developing as a Reflective Secondary Teacher
Author: Ian Phillips
Practical strategies to support your English language learners The ELL Teacher’s Toolbox is a practical, valuable resource to be used by teachers of English Language Learners, in teacher education credential programs, and by staff development professionals and coaches. It provides hundreds of innovative and research-based instructional strategies you can use to support all levels of English Language Learners. Written by proven authors in the field, the book is divided into two main sections: Reading/Writing and Speaking/Listening. Each of those sections includes “Top Ten” favorites and between 40 and 70 strategies that can be used as part of multiple lessons and across content areas. Contains 60% new strategies Features ready-to-use lesson plans Includes reproducible handouts Offers technology integration ideas The percentage of public school students in the U.S. who are English language learners grows each year—and with this book, you’ll get a ton of fresh, innovative strategies to add to your teaching arsenal.
Hundreds of Practical Ideas to Support Your Students
Author: Larry Ferlazzo,Katie Hull Sypnieski
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
This book offers principles to consider when creating a world history syllabus; it prompts a teacher, rather than aiming for full world coverage, to pick an interpretive focus and thread it through the course. It will be used by university faculty, graduate students, and high school teachers who are teaching world history for the first time or want to rethink their approach to teaching the subject.
Ten Design Principles
Author: Antoinette Burton
Publisher: Duke University Press
100 IDEAS: QUICK - EASY - INSPIRED - OUTSTANDING A new addition to the best-selling 100 Ideas series, offering teachers quick and easy ways to engage students, convey complex knowledge, and build students' history-specific thinking skills. The activities in this book aim to embrace what is mind-boggling, bizarre and extraordinary about history and tap into students' innate curiosity and wonder, while still catering to the twin pressures of exam results and observation. With this criteria in mind, there are plenty of tips on demonstrating progress, ways of differentiating, preparing students for history assessments and examinations – while still having fun.
Author: Emily Thomas
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Offering a philosophy, methodology, and examples for history instruction that are active, imaginative, and provocative, this text presents a fully developed pedagogy based on problem-solving methods that promote reasoning and judgment and restore a sense of imagination and participation to classroom learning. It is designed to draw readers into the detective process that characterizes the work of professional historians and social scientists ─ sharing raw data, defining terms, building interpretations, and testing competing theories. An inquiry framework drives both the pedagogy and the choice of historical materials, with selections favoring the unsolved, controversial, and fragmented rather than the neatly wrapped up analysis of past events. Teaching World History as Mystery: Provides a balanced combination of interestingly arranged historical content, and clearly explained instructional strategies Features case studies of commonly and not so commonly taught topics within a typical world/global history curriculum using combinations of primary and secondary documents Discusses ways of dealing with ethical and moral issues in world history classrooms, drawing students into persisting questions of historical truth, bias, and judgment
Author: Jack Zevin,David Gerwin
"Built around eight themes - examining the role of the individual, understanding point of view, assessing the impact of rhetoric, finding patterns in the past, writing analytically, connecting current events to historical precedents, igniting passion through research, and exploring ethics and morals - Making History Mine offers young adolescents a window to the wider world. This comprehensive volume gives teachers and students a solid framework for exploring and understanding history, including how to analyze primary source documents, extrapolate themes, and detect bias in a historian's argument." -- Back cover.
Meaningful Connections for Grades 5-9
Author: Sarah Cooper
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
Learn new approaches to teaching history in middle school so students are more engaged in the big ideas and eager to examine the world around them. Co-published by Routledge and MiddleWeb, this practical guide will help you consider the unique needs of middle schoolers, who are in the midst of many social and emotional changes and need to see why the study of history matters to their own lives. Author Jody Passanisi shares helpful strategies and activities to make your social studies class a place where students can relate to the material, connect past history to present events, collaborate with others, think critically about important issues, and take ownership of their learning. Topics include: Reading and analyzing primary and secondary sources for deeper comprehension of historical issues Developing a written argument and defending it with supporting details and cited sources Examining the social context of a historical event and tracing the historical underpinnings of present day issues Using field trips, games, and Project Based Learning to make learning history a fun and interactive experience Assessing your students’ progress using self-reflection, projects, essays, and presentations The appendices offer resources for each of the topics covered in the book as well as reproducible Blackline Masters of the charts and diagrams, which can be photocopied or downloaded from our website (http://www.routledge.com/products/9781138639713) for classroom use.
Tools and Projects to Engage Middle School Students in Social Studies
Author: Jody Passanisi
'An excellent companion to Learning to Teach in Secondary School ... full of good ideas and better advice ... Mentors will certainly want to use it, and so, I'm sure, will the rest of the history department ... Make sure they buy one, and keep your copy under lock and key.' – Michael Duffy, Times Educational Supplement 'A very well written and readable book. Overall, this is an excellent book and one which students and teachers outwith England would find a valuable addition to their library.' – Scottish Association of Teachers of History, Resources Review ‘This book is without question the standard text for the history PGCE market.’ – Dr Ian Davies, University of York, on the first edition. Learning to Teach History in the Secondary School provides an accessible introduction to teaching and learning history at secondary level. Underpinned by a theoretical perspective and backed up by the latest research, it encourages student teachers to develop a personal approach to teaching history. This fourth edition has been thoroughly updated for the new curriculum, with a brand new chapter on subject knowledge and a new section on action research to better support those reflecting on and developing their own practice. It provides an array of references and materials that give a sound theoretical foundation for the teaching of history, including weblinks to further resources, while a range of tasks will enable students to put their learning into practice in the classroom. Practical advice is combined with reference and access to a wide range of recent and relevant research in the field of history education, to support Masters Level research and aid reflective practice. Key issues covered include: The benefits of learning history Planning The use of language and strategies for teaching Inclusion Technology in history teaching Assessment Continuing professional development Offering comprehensive and accessible support to becoming a history teacher, this book remains an invaluable resource for all training and newly qualified history teachers.
A Companion to School Experience
Author: Terry Haydn,Alison Stephen,James Arthur,Martin Hunt
A resource book for teachers of world history at all levels. The text contains individual sections on art, gender, religion, philosophy, literature, trade and technology. Lesson plans, reading and multi-media recommendations and suggestions for classroom activities are also provided.
A Resource Book
Author: Heidi Roupp
Category: Political Science
Teaching Social Studies: A Methods Book for Methods Teachers, features tasks designed to take preservice teachers deep into schools in general and into social studies education in particular. Organized around Joseph Schwab's commonplaces of education and recognizing the role of inquiry as a preferred pedagogy in social studies, the book offers a series of short chapters that highlight learners and learning, subject matter, teachers and teaching, and school context. The 42 chapters describe tasks that the authors assign to their methods students as either in?class or as outside?of?class assignments. The components of each chapter are: > Summary of the task > Description of the exercise (i.e., what students are to do, the necessary resources, the timeframe for completion, grading criteria) > Description of how students respond to the activity > Description of how the task fits into the overall course > List of readings and references > Appendix that supplements the task description
A Methods Book for Methods Teachers
Author: S. G. Grant,John Lee,Kathy Swan
This practical resource shows you how to apply Sam Wineburgs highly acclaimed approach to teaching, "Reading Like a Historian," in your middle and high school classroom to increase academic literacy and spark students curiosity. Chapters cover key moments in American history, beginning with exploration and colonization and ending with the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Teaching Literacy in Middle and High School History Classrooms
Author: Sam Wineburg,Daisy Martin,Chauncey Monte-Sano
Publisher: Teachers College Press
This book provides a comprehensive and radical guide to the challenges facing history and history teaching in contemporary schools
understanding the Past 11-18
Author: Husbands, Chris,Kitson, Alison
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
For successful classroom teaching, your students need to be engaged and active learners. In this book, there is practical advice that is grounded in the realities of teaching in today's classrooms on how to be an inspirational teacher and produce highly motivated students. This book contains 220 positive, practical teaching ideas that are relevant to both new and experienced classroom teachers. Contents cover: - teaching tools to inspire and captivate - motivation for learning - engaging learners - how to create a learning atmosphere - classroom management - cooperative learning - learning outside of the classroom - moving learners around the room - assessment for motivation and engagement - feedback and praise - using emerging technologies to engage - using homework - supporting learners in learning how to learn - challenging learners of all abilities With reference to reflective practice, best practice and Continuing Professional Development (CPD), this book provides essential support for trainee teachers, new teachers and experienced teachers looking to extend their repertoire. Warren Kidd is Senior Lecturer in Post Compulsory Education and Training at The Cass School of Education, University of East London. Gerry Czerniawski is Senior Lecturer in Secondary Social Science and Humanities Education at the Cass School of Education, University of East London.
A Toolbox for Engaging and Motivating Learners
Author: Warren Kidd,Gerry Czerniawski
Becoming a History Teacher is a collection of thoughtful essays by history teachers, historians, and teacher educators on how to prepare student teachers to think historically and to teach historical thinking.
Sustaining Practices in Historical Thinking and Knowing
Author: Ruth Sandwell,Amy von Heyking
Publisher: University of Toronto Press