Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum

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Social Studies In Action A Methodology Workshop, K-5.
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Session 5.

Using Resources


The following video segments show how teachers use a variety of social studies resources. Before you watch, print the Viewing Chart (PDF) you will use to analyze the lessons.

As you watch, take notes on the concepts taught in each lesson, and the resources and strategies used to teach them. Then compare your answers as you watch the workshop participants discuss the teaching examples.

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View Video Segment: Identifying Resources in Classroom Examples

Go to this segment in the video by matching the image (to the left) on your TV screen. You'll find this segment approximately 18 minutes into the video. Watch for about 22 minutes.

This segment features several examples of teaching social studies using a variety of resources.

  • Mary McFarland teaches a mini-lesson on a speech given by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Kathleen Waffle's class studies contracts in Colonial America.
  • David Kitts teaches about changes in farming over time.
  • Libby Sinclair's students explore stereotypes and the history of the Negro baseball leagues.

Save your written work to submit as an assignment.

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