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Ideas for Teaching on the Block. MNPS Social Studies In-Service 8/10/10 Doug Trotter John Overton High School [email protected] Guiding Principle. Time is a resource to be maximized. . www.mnpsblockideas.wikispaces.com. What We Do. Challenges & Benefits of Block?. What are they?

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Ideas for Teaching on the Block

MNPS Social Studies In-Service

8/10/10

Doug Trotter

John Overton High School

[email protected]


Guiding Principle

Time is a resource to be maximized.


www.mnpsblockideas.wikispaces.com


What We Do


Challenges & Benefits of Block?

  • What are they?

  • Can we use the benefits to address the challenges?


Teaching Strategies – a Sampling

  • Quick Writes

  • SOAPS/APPARTS

  • Defend/Refute/Qualify

  • Think/Write/Pair/Share

  • Expert Jigsaw

  • Lecture/Discussion

  • Group Presentation

  • Frayer Models

  • Graphic Organizers

  • Association Chains

  • It Says/I Say

  • Dialectical Notebooks

  • Learning Centers

  • Videos

  • Socratic Seminar

  • List/Group/Label

  • Debate

  • Simulation

  • History Frames

  • Induction/Deduction

  • Posters/Charts

  • Textbook Questions

Teacher-Centered vs. Student-Centered?


What We Do


American Studies

Race in the Gilded Age/Progressive Era

John Hope, Booker T. Washington, WEB Dubois

Bridge to Prior Knowledge

  • New Learning

    Application

    ReviewAssessment


AP US History

Politics of Immigration mid-to-late 1800s

Rise of Nativism

Clip from Gangs of New York

Selections from The American Reader & The American Spirit

  • Bridge to Prior Knowledge

  • New Learning

  • Application

  • ReviewAssessment


AP US GovernmentCivil Rights & Liberties – 14th AmendmentCase Presentations

  • Bridge to Prior Knowledge

  • New Learning

  • Application

  • ReviewAssessment


Standard US HistoryIntro 1960sTextbook Reading Exercise1960s Social Change

  • Bridge to Prior Knowledge

  • New Learning

  • Application

  • ReviewAssessment


AP US HistoryPhotos – Soup Kitchens Then & NowGreat Depression & New DealD/R/Q – Hoover’s Response to GD

  • Bridge to Prior Knowledge

  • New Learning

  • Application

  • ReviewAssessment


Observations

  • Over-plan at first.

  • Don’t go slower…go faster

    • You have less time, so prioritize!

  • Students must do more on their own.

    • At home & in classroom (student-centered)

    • Find ways to hold them accountable.

  • Review, review, review.

  • You don’t have to change who you are.


Strategies: A Sampling


Frayer Model

Imperialism


List – Group - Label

17th Amendment

Referendum

Pure Food & Drug Act

NAWSA

Carrie Nation

Ida Tarbell

Federal Reserve Board

Recall Election

Theodore Roosevelt

19th Amendment

Federal Trade Commission

Muckrakers

Anne Dallas Dudley

18th Amendment


  • SOAPS

  • APPARTS


Association Chains with Thesis

Billie Holiday - ___________ ____________

___________ ___________ _____________

Topic Sentence: __________________________

_______________________________________

_______________________________________

_______________________________________


HISTORY FRAME: Story Mapping Name: ________________________

TITLE OF EVENT

PARTICIPANTS/KEY PLAYERS

PROBLEM OR GOAL

WHERE:

WHEN:

RESOLUTION OR OUTCOME

KEY EPISODES OR EVENTS

THEMES/LESSONS/SO WHAT?


Writing Thesis Statements

Pentagon Papers

My Lai Massacre

Walter Cronkite

Public Opposition to War

Television

Tet Offensive

Topic Sentence: ___________________________

________________________________________

________________________________________

________________________________________


Graphic Organizers


A Word About Technology

  • Twitter

  • Google Docs

  • Wordpress, Blogspot, Ning, etc.


Resources

  • Teaching in the Block: Strategies for Engaging Active Learners, Canady & Retting

  • Websites

  • www.mnpsblockideas.wikispaces.com


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