Teaching the Social Sciences and History in Secondary Schools (NEW 2014 Edition)

Formerly published by Social Science Education Consortium (SSEC) through Wadsworth/Thomson/ITP (1996) and Waveland Press (2000)--and now thoroughly updated--this text provides a comprehensive survey of secondary social studies curriculum and methods. This book is designed to help pre-service teachers become reflective practitioners.

Special Features:
  • Hundreds of active web links support in-depth exploration of key topics.
  • Each chapter includes activities that model high quality social studies instruction.
  • New chapters on teaching with technology and conducting classroom discussions.

About the Author

Laurel R. Singleton is a consultant in social studies education, a field in which she has worked for more than thirty years. She has developed curriculum in civics, history, and geography, including such programs as A More Perfect Union (Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago) and The New Coloradans (Center for Education in Law and Democracy and Piton Foundation). She has developed online teaching materials for the Library of Congress and has conducted scores of professional development workshops, institutes, and study groups for social studies teachers. As the associate director of the Social Science Education Consortium, she was one of the leaders of the project that produced the first edition of this text.