By Ron Sima and David L. Moguel. Striking a solid balance between practice and theory—based on the authors’ 40 years of classroom experience and extensive research in education, respectively—this handbook provides new and veteran middle- and high-school teachers with a wealth of motivating strategies, methods, ideas, and activities to enhance their teaching. The book addresses basic instruction (e.g., lesson planning and teaching students to read), best practices and methods (one- and multi-day activities, using video and audio), classroom-management solutions, special topics (ELLs, current events), and background on 12 ancient and more recent thinkers whose work may enlighten today’s teachers. Reproducibles include sample activities, historical background, and various lesson-plan formats. Grades 5–12. 8½" x 11". Social Studies School Service. 108 pages. ©2011.
View sample pages from this title (pdf format; will open in a separate window)