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Methodology Workshop K-5

A video workshop for K-5 teachers; 8 one-hour video programs, workshop guide, and Web site; graduate credit available.  This video workshop provides a methodology framework for teaching social studies, with a focus on creating effective citizens. The eight video  programs feature K-5 teachers exploring social studies themes, theories of learning, teaching strategies, and ways to connect social studies to the world beyond the classroom. Led by social studies educator Mary A. McFarland, the onscreen participants reflect on fundamental issues in
teaching and learning social studies through discussions, debates, and activities that can be adapted to a K-5 curriculum. With the companion
Web site and guide, this video workshop provides a stimulating learning experience for individual teachers or professional development groups.

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Ages: 18 - 18
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Making Connections, Workshop 8
From learner.org, produced by WGBH Educational Foundation
Note: The viewer will have to scroll down to get to this unit. How do we connect social studies to life beyond the classroom? In this culminating session, the teachers demonstrate the major concepts they have learned throughout the workshop in social... [more]
March 9, 2010 at 10:39 AM
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Ages: 18 - 18
2659 Views:
Engaging Students in Active Learning Worshop 6
From learner.org, produced by WGBH Educational Foundation
How do we engage students in active learning? In this session, the teachers examine the elements of authentic instruction and cooperative learning to identify ways of engaging students in social studies content. They review the importance of questi... [more]
March 9, 2010 at 10:32 AM
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Ages: 18 - 18
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Applying Themes and Disciplines Workshop 4
From learner.org, produced by WGBH Educational Foundation
What do we teach? Working from the NCSS themes and standards, the onscreen teachers identify approaches to integrating disciplines while teaching social studies content. Classroom video segments illustrate effective strategies for teaching across the... [more]
March 9, 2010 at 10:11 AM
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Ages: 18 - 18
2612 Views:
Exploring Unity and Diversity Workshop 3
From learner.org, produced by WGBH Educational Foundation
Who do we teach? Because themes of unity and diversity surface within both academic content and classroom climate, this session focuses on strategies for teaching provocative issues in social studies as well as methods of addressing a diversity of le... [more]
March 9, 2010 at 10:09 AM
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Ages: 18 - 18
2519 Views:
Teaching For Understanding Workshop 2
From learner.org, produced by WGBH Educational Foundation
How do we plan for learning? This session focuses on the Teaching for Understanding model, a framework for unit planning developed at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The onscreen teachers use the framework to analyze unit planning in ... [more]
March 9, 2010 at 10:07 AM
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Ages: 18 - 18
2516 Views:
Using Resources Workshop 5
From learner.org, produced by WGBH Educational Foundation
How can students use a variety of resources well? This session focuses on how to make the most of the resources that can be used in teaching social studies, from artifacts and primary sources to children’s literature and the Internet. An adaptable mi... [more]
March 9, 2010 at 10:17 AM
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Ages: 18 - 18
2511 Views:
Assessing Students Learning Workshop 7
From learner.org, produced by WGBH Educational Foundation
How do we know students are learning? Because assessment often provides only small snapshots of learning, this session provides teachers with a variety of tools and strategies to assess students’ learning in formal, informal, ongoing, and culminating... [more]
March 9, 2010 at 10:35 AM
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Ages: 18 - 18
2495 Views:
Teaching Social Studies-Workshop 1
From learner.org, produced by WGBH Educational Foundation
Why do we teach social studies? This session focuses on the relevance of teaching social studies and discusses strategies for helping students gain a deeper understanding of social studies content. The onscreen teachers review standards and themes de... [more]
March 9, 2010 at 10:03 AM
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