Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum

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Print Resources
For Students

Barber, James. G. Eyewitness: Presidents. Eyewitness. New York: DK Publishing, 2000.

Lucas, Jerry. States & Capitals and the Presidents: A Fun and Easy Way to Learn through Pictures! Templeton, Calif.: Lucas Educational Systems, 2000.

Marsh, Carole. California Government for Kids. Carole Marsh California Books. Bath, N.C.: Gallopade Publishing Group, 1999.

Van Wie, Nancy. Travels with MAX to Washington D.C. N.p.: Max's Publications, 1998.

For Teachers

Dodge, Diane Trister, and Laura J. Colker. Creative Curriculum for Early Childhood. 3d ed. Washington D.C.: Teaching Strategies, 1992.

Hyerle, David. Visual Tools for Constructing Knowledge. Alexandria, Va.: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1996.

Related Web Sites
For Students

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids
Ben's Guide provides learning tools and basic facts about the United States government, for students K-12.

Kids Next Door
The Department of Housing and Urban Development site shows kids how to volunteer in their communities and become better citizens.

White House Kids
This introduction government offers interesting facts on past presidents and games.

For Teachers

The Responsive Classroom
This site introduces an interactive approach to teaching developed by the Northeast Foundation for Children, and presents articles on critical thinking in the K-12 classroom.

The Social Studies Web: Role-Playing
The Social Studies Web explores the goals of role-playing in classrooms and offers suggestions for using this teaching technique.

Teaching Concepts and Vocabulary
This document offers basic definitions and helpful suggestions for early childhood teachers, including planning inventories and contextual vocabulary aids.


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