Creating Citizens : Teaching Civics and Current Events in the History Classroom, Grades 6-9, Paperback Book

Creating Citizens : Teaching Civics and Current Events in the History Classroom, Grades 6-9 Paperback

Description

Engage students in meaningful civic learning and encourage them to become active and informed citizens.

With this essential book, co-published by Routledge and MiddleWeb, you will gain a variety of practical strategies for teaching civics and current events to your middle school students.

Author and expert teacher Sarah Cooper takes you into her school and shares her classroom-tested methods and tools. Topics include:Fitting current events into an already-packed history curriculumStaying nonpartisan and fostering balanced discussionsHelping students find their stake in the newsTeaching civic literacy through primary sources, then and nowEncouraging students to invest in analytical writingFostering student ownership of our classrooms through discussion and debateCultivating citizenship through empathy and community engagementThroughout the book, you'll find student examples, handouts, and rubrics, so that you can easily implement the ideas in your own classroom.

By getting your students to think critically about current events, you will help them become passionate writers, thinkers, and involved citizens.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 150 pages, 1 Halftones, black and white; 1 Illustrations, black and white
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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  • Category: Educational strategies & policy
  • ISBN: 9781138052871

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