Beyond the Textbook: Using Trade Books and Databases to Teach Our Nation's History, Grades 7–12
156 pages • 8½ x 11
This collection of standards-based lessons will guide middle and high school teachers while teaching the nation's history in a user-friendly, ready-made fashion.
The American Revolution. Spanish and French explorers. English and Dutch colonists. Native American history. Expansion of the United States via the Louisiana Purchase and the Northwest territory. Secondary school teachers and librarians can teach all of these important topics in American history through the use of tradebooks and databases.
During a time of standards-based instruction, Beyond the Textbook: Using Tradebooks and Databases to Teach our Nation's History, Grades 7-12 will fill the gap in today's middle and high school classrooms to simultaneously engage students in effective literacy skill exercises and teach our nation's history. Authored by three experienced former public school teachers, these ready-made lesson plans for classroom teachers and school librarians make planning easy for implementation in a social studies, history, or English classroom.
The book covers topics from Native Americans to the Louisiana Purchase, offering evidence-based reading strategies throughout that can hold adolescents' attention and develop their vocabulary and comprehension. Each chapter will include bibliographic information; suggested grade level; Information Literacy and National Social Studies Standards; before, during, and after reading strategies; database integration for classroom use; and suggested readalikes. Users will find the standards and evidenced-based research perfectly applicable in today's classrooms.