I could try some of these since I also teach social studies.
As a student preparing to become a teacher, I have introduced to new teaching strategies philosophies weekly. Many philosophies are conflicting, some are wonderful in concept but seem more difficult to implement in the classroom, and others are the opposite of how I see myself as a teacher. The wonderful thing about teaching strategies for particular subjects, such as social studies, is that these strategies are often useful for the classroom every day. These chapters talked about two strategies in particular: using the diversity in your classroom and community as a way to examine different perspectives, and the use of projects as a teaching tool.
Diversity is an essential aspect of any classroom. According to Ellis in Teaching and Learning Elementary Social Studies, a teacher’s task is to create an environment that “leads to greater understanding, increased tolerance, and a deepened sense of appreciation toward others.” This is not…
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