Young Citizens of the World

Young Citizens of the World

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Young Citizens of the World takes a clear stance: Social studies is about citizenship education that is informed, deliberative, and activista€”citizenship not only as a noun, something one studies, but as a verb, something one DOES. Its holistic, multicultural approach is based on this clear curricular and pedagogical purpose. Straightforward, engaging, and highly interactive, the book encourages students (and their teachers) to become informed, think it through, and take action. Each chapter is written as a civic engagement which is teacher-ready for use in elementary classrooms. A set of six teaching strategies that are constructive, inquiry-driven, dramatic, and deliberative bring the curricular framework to life through intensive, integrated meaningful studies of special places, important people, and significant times. Readers are invited to rehearse the projects in their social studies education courses and then to reinterpret them for their classrooms. The projects are supported by important resources for teaching, including supportive childrena€™s literature, links to internet sites, and visual sources and by a Companion Website that enhances and extends the text.Not long ago, we worked with first graders who were gathering local history from elders in their county. ... transmission (modeling good citizen qualities, as in the personally responsible stance) preferred to engage youth in charitable activities.

Title:Young Citizens of the World
Author:Marilynne Boyle-Baise, Jack Zevin
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-12-04


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