History Repeats Itself in the Classroom, Too!: Prior Knowledge and Implementing the Common Core State Standards

History Repeats Itself in the Classroom, Too!: Prior Knowledge and Implementing the Common Core State Standards


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The best history/social studies classes are those in which students act as historians, political scientists, and economists. The best teachers are those who model "discipline-specific expertise." There is an effective formula for achieving the Common Core State Standards' goal of college and career readiness in history/social studies:
·Establish the foundation for future academic work, subject area knowledge and skill development
·Take deliberate advantage of students prior knowledge of those topics taught multiple times from elementary school through high school
·Increase the complexity of reading materials in these subjects as they are covered in subsequent courses
·Develop a multi-year plan to vertically spiral writing and speaking skills towards producing work that demonstrates thinking commensurate with college and career readiness
This resource book is intended for both new and experienced teachers. School-site departments and district curriculum specialists will find this book useful. In addition, this book will be an excellent supplement for university methods instructors interested in helping their student teachers meet the goals of the Common Core State Standards.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781475804126
Publisher: R&L Education
Publication date: 03/23/2014
Pages: 154
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Gregory Gray taught Advanced Placement American Government, Political Economy, and World History in the Social Science Department at Irvine High School, Irvine, CA for 32 years. He currently supervises teacher candidates at Portland State University.

Jennifer Donnelly has been teaching Social Science in the Irvine Unified School District for eight years. She teaches multiple courses each year including World History, AP European History, US History, AP US History, and Political Economy.

Table of Contents

Preface Acknowledgments Introduction Chapter 1 The Foundations of Democracy Chapter 2 The Age of Exploration and Discovery Chapter 3 The Age of Enlightenment Chapter 4 Political Revolutions Chapter 5 The Industrial Revolution Chapter 6 Imperialism Chapter 7 The First World War Chapter 8 The Great Depression Chapter 9 The Second World War Chapter 10 The Cold War and Decolonization Chapter 11 The Post-Cold War World Chapter 12 Globalization Conclusion Developing a Vertical Alignment Plan to Implement the Common Core State Standards

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