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Social Education January/February 2012

NCSS Notebook
 

The View from the Trenches Sue Blanchette

Who, what, and how we teach has changed dramatically these last three decades; we've had to restructure and adapt, but I believe our schools will emerge stronger. Secondary/High School    

 

Planning the World History Course: A Reasoned Approach to Omission Thomas P. Weinland

By leaving out many attractive events, people, and periods, world history teachers gain valuable classroom time to move beyond simple facts and help students develop a deeper understanding of history. Secondary/High School    

 

Teaching World History: One Path through the Forest Eve Fisher

Two major themes outlined in this article can help teachers determine how best to approach 10,000 years of world history in the classroom. Secondary/High School    

 

The Challenge of World History Cristobal T. Saldana

Developing students' abilities to question, to engage in debate, and to consider perspective are the hallmarks of a successful world history course.

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Engaging Students in World History with a Bog Body Mystery Michael M. Yell

This lesson from a medieval unit highlights two inquiry strategies that challenge students to think, reason, and interact. Secondary/High School    

 

The Reel History of the World: Teaching World History with Major Motion Pictures William Benedict Russell III

This article highlights effective films for teaching world history and suggests related classroom activities. Secondary/High School    

 

Stamps, Sarcophagi, and Songs: Teaching World History with Online Resources Kelly Schrum

The online portal World History Matters gives educators access to seven websites for teaching a range of world history topics including the French Revolution, the Soviet Gulag, and the history of 1989. Secondary/High School    

 

Cold vs. Hot War: A Model for Building Conceptual Knowledge in History Geoffrey Scheurman

This Cold War lesson plan illustrates how the use of continuums can increase student understanding of the big ideas and essential concepts that enable the interpretation of historical facts and figures. Secondary/High School    

 

Helping Students Analyze Revolutions Stephen Armstrong and Marian Desrosiers

Studying common patterns, structures, and characteristics of revolutions will enable students to make connections between these events across historical time. Secondary/High School    

 

Links to Learning: Recommended Websites for your World History Class Laura Wangerin

These websites include supplemental resources, creative tools, and interactive technologies that can greatly enhance a world history lesson. Secondary/High School    

 

Teaching and Learning with Teachinghistory.org Jennifer Rosenfeld and Kelly Schrum

This destination website offers primary source materials, teaching strategies, and lesson plans for investigating a range of world history topics. Secondary/High School    
Surfing the Net
 

Teaching about Global and U.S. Poverty Using the Internet C. Frederick Risinger

The highlighted websites offer lesson plans and resources for understanding poverty, its causes, and its impact on society. Secondary/High School    
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