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Creating Citizens: Teaching Civics and Current Events in the History Classroom, Grades 6-9
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Creating Citizens: Teaching Civics and Current Events in the History Classroom, Grades 6-9 (Paperback)

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Engage students in meaningful civic learning and encourage them to become active and informed citizens. With this essential book, co-published by Routledge and MiddleWeb, you will gain a variety of practical strategies for teaching civics and current events to your middle school students. Author and expert teacher Sarah Cooper takes you into her school and shares her classroom-tested methods and tools.





Topics include:









Fitting current events into an already-packed history curriculum

Staying nonpartisan and fostering balanced discussions

Helping students find their stake in the news

Teaching civic literacy through primary sources, then and now

Encouraging students to invest in analytical writing

Fostering student ownership of our classrooms through discussion and debate

Cultivating citizenship through empathy and community engagement





Throughout the book, you'll find student examples, handouts, and rubrics, so that you can easily implement the ideas in your own classroom. By getting your students to think critically about current events, you will help them become passionate writers, thinkers, and involved citizens.

EducationEducation TheoryEducational strategies & policyEducationEducation TheorySchoolsPrimary & middle schoolsEducationTeaching SkillsTeaching of a specific subjectTeachers' classroom resources & material Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd Publication Date: 26/09/2017 ISBN-13: 9781138052871  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Sarah Cooper teaches eighth-grade US history and is the Dean of Studies at Flintridge Preparatory School in La Canada, California. She is also author of Making History Mine (Stenhouse, 2009). She presents at conferences and writes for Edutopia, MiddleWeb, and other education sites.

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