Nelson Connect with History

Author: Vicki Greer,Jan Brady,Chris Gates,Elizabeth Morgan,Tom Ryan

Publisher: Nelson Australia

ISBN: 9780170198882

Category: History

Page: 262

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Nelson Connect with History for the Australian Curriculum Year 7 will be the first in a series of four books that address the new Junior National History Curriculum, and is to be viewed as a whole package that includes both book and digital resources. The student book is structured to facilitate the pedagogy of the Australian Curriculum for junior history within the context of world history. The Year 7 text covers the period from the earliest human communities to the end of the ancient period (c.60,000BPa c.500AD). Students will discover all about the ancient world, what we know and what we do not know about the ancient past through engaging site studies and a history mysteriesa , why and where did the earliest societies develop and what were the defining characteristics of these emerging ancient societies. The student will come to know about the legacies of these ancient societies and in doing so, make connections with the past. Visual timelines are a feature of the book and are highly effective in illustrating key points. The depth studies allow the student to zoom in deeper into an ancient society of choice to discover how people lived in these times, what type of clothes and what kind of jewellery they wore, how they practiced their religious beliefs, how they were governed, what they built and ultimately how they fought and what were the lasting legacies these societies left behind today. Nelson Connect with History for the Australian Curriculum Year 7 is all about making the connections with our ancient past.

SHP History

Year 7

Author: Ian Dawson,Maggie Wilson

Publisher: Hodder Murray

ISBN: 9780340907337

Category: History

Page: 220

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SHP History is a major new book-per-year course for Key Stage 3 History. It takes the best of the old and the best of the new to create a dynamic and coherent course for a new generation of history pupils. This is the first book in the series and provides a course for Y7 beginning the big stories of Empire, Movement and Settlement, Conflict, Power, Ordinary Life and Ideas and Beliefs that will run throughout the course, and providing in depth enquiries on key aspects of medieval England.

Science Teaching Reconsidered

A Handbook

Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Science Education,Committee on Undergraduate Science Education

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309175449

Category: Education

Page: 104

View: 4035

Effective science teaching requires creativity, imagination, and innovation. In light of concerns about American science literacy, scientists and educators have struggled to teach this discipline more effectively. Science Teaching Reconsidered provides undergraduate science educators with a path to understanding students, accommodating their individual differences, and helping them grasp the methods--and the wonder--of science. What impact does teaching style have? How do I plan a course curriculum? How do I make lectures, classes, and laboratories more effective? How can I tell what students are thinking? Why don't they understand? This handbook provides productive approaches to these and other questions. Written by scientists who are also educators, the handbook offers suggestions for having a greater impact in the classroom and provides resources for further research.

Seven Myths About Education

Author: Daisy Christodoulou

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317753410

Category: Education

Page: 134

View: 2195

In this controversial new book, Daisy Christodoulou offers a thought-provoking critique of educational orthodoxy. Drawing on her recent experience of teaching in challenging schools, she shows through a wide range of examples and case studies just how much classroom practice contradicts basic scientific principles. She examines seven widely-held beliefs which are holding back pupils and teachers: - Facts prevent understanding - Teacher-led instruction is passive - The 21st century fundamentally changes everything - You can always just look it up -We should teach transferable skills - Projects and activities are the best way to learn - Teaching knowledge is indoctrination. In each accessible and engaging chapter, Christodoulou sets out the theory of each myth, considers its practical implications and shows the worrying prevalence of such practice. Then, she explains exactly why it is a myth, with reference to the principles of modern cognitive science. She builds a powerful case explaining how governments and educational organisations around the world have let down teachers and pupils by promoting and even mandating evidence-less theory and bad practice. This blisteringly incisive and urgent text is essential reading for all teachers, teacher training students, policy makers, head teachers, researchers and academics around the world.


Author: R. J. Palacio

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 037589988X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

View: 2316

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING JULIA ROBERTS, OWEN WILSON, AND JACOB TREMBLAY! Over 6 million people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller WONDER and have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face. The book that inspired the Choose Kind movement. I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse. August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. WONDER, now a #1 New York Times bestseller and included on the Texas Bluebonnet Award master list, begins from Auggie’s point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance. "Wonder is the best kids' book of the year," said Emily Bazelon, senior editor at and author of Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy. In a world where bullying among young people is an epidemic, this is a refreshing new narrative full of heart and hope. R.J. Palacio has called her debut novel “a meditation on kindness” —indeed, every reader will come away with a greater appreciation for the simple courage of friendship. Auggie is a hero to root for, a diamond in the rough who proves that you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out. Join the conversation: #thewonderofwonder

Teaching Strategies: A Guide to Effective Instruction

Author: Donald C. Orlich,Robert J. Harder,Michael S. Trevisan,Abbie H. Brown,Darcy E. Miller

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337517399

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

View: 4751

TEACHING STRATEGIES: A GUIDE TO EFFECTIVE INSTRUCTION, now in its eleventh edition, is known for its practical, applied help with commonly used classroom teaching strategies and tactics. Ideal for anyone studying education or involved in a site-based teacher education program, the book focuses on topics such as lesson planning, questioning, and small-group and cooperative-learning strategies. The new edition maintains the book's solid coverage, while incorporating new and expanded material on classroom technology integration, English Language Learner instruction, and proactive classroom management, as well as an up-to-date discussion of teaching students with disabilities and differentiated instruction. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Resources for Teaching History: 11-14

Author: Susie Hodge

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441191607

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 9194

Because teachers have so many things to do, creating new, inspiring lessons can often take a back seat. This book is designed to assist you in providing lesson ideas on everything from the Roman Empire to Martin Luther King. With more than 70 curriculum-linked lessons suitable for teaching 11-14-year-olds, this fabulously user-friendly resource features activities and teaching strategies based on the latest research and best practice. The practical, task-based activities are aimed at supporting and reinforcing your teaching, and promoting pupils' enjoyment of the subject; encouraging their curiosity and imagination and helping them to develop enquiring minds and engage with the past. There are activities for individual, pair and group work, and the worksheets are all photocopiable and downloadable. This is an essential resource for all secondary school history teachers: newly qualified, experienced and in training.


The Secrets Behind the Success of the World’s Education Superpowers

Author: Lucy Crehan

Publisher: Unbound Publishing

ISBN: 1783522755

Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 7924

As a teacher in an inner-city school, Lucy Crehan was exasperated with ever-changing government policy claiming to be based on lessons from ‘top-performing’ education systems. She resolved to find out what was really going on in the classrooms of countries whose teenagers ranked top in the world in reading, maths and science. Cleverlands documents Crehan’s journey around the world, weaving together her experiences with research on policy, history, psychology and culture to offer extensive new insights into what we can learn from these countries.

"Why Won't You Just Tell Us the Answer?"

Teaching Historical Thinking in Grades 7-12

Author: Bruce A. Lesh

Publisher: Stenhouse Pub

ISBN: 9781571108128

Category: Education

Page: 230

View: 1486

Reinventing my classroom: making historical thinking reality -- Introducing historical thinking: Nat Turner's Rebellion of 1831 -- Text, subtext, and context: evaluating evidence and exploring President Theodore Roosevelt and the Panama Canal -- Using the Rail Strike of 1877 to teach chronological thinking and causality -- "Revolution in the air": Using the Bonus March of 1932 to teach multiple perspectives -- Continuity and change over time: Custer's last stand or the Battle of the greasy grass? -- Long or short?: using the civil rights movement to teach historical significance -- Trying on the shoes of historical actors: using the Truman-MacArthur Debate to teach historical empathy -- How am I supposed to do this every day?: historical investigations versus sleep -- Overcoming the barrier to change.

Teachers and Machines

The Classroom Use of Technology Since 1920

Author: Larry Cuban

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807727928

Category: Education

Page: 134

View: 6465


Essential Questions

Opening Doors to Student Understanding

Author: Jay McTighe,Grant Wiggins

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416615709

Category: Education

Page: 119

View: 1087

What are "essential questions," and how do they differ from other kinds of questions? What's so great about them? Why should you design and use essential questions in your classroom? Essential questions (EQs) help target standards as you organize curriculum content into coherent units that yield focused and thoughtful learning. In the classroom, EQs are used to stimulate students' discussions and promote a deeper understanding of the content. Whether you are an Understanding by Design (UbD) devotee or are searching for ways to address standards--local or Common Core State Standards--in an engaging way, Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins provide practical guidance on how to design, initiate, and embed inquiry-based teaching and learning in your classroom. Offering dozens of examples, the authors explore the usefulness of EQs in all K-12 content areas, including skill-based areas such as math, PE, language instruction, and arts education. As an important element of their backward design approach to designing curriculum, instruction, and assessment, the authors *Give a comprehensive explanation of why EQs are so important; *Explore seven defining characteristics of EQs; *Distinguish between topical and overarching questions and their uses; *Outline the rationale for using EQs as the focal point in creating units of study; and *Show how to create effective EQs, working from sources including standards, desired understandings, and student misconceptions. Using essential questions can be challenging--for both teachers and students--and this book provides guidance through practical and proven processes, as well as suggested "response strategies" to encourage student engagement. Finally, you will learn how to create a culture of inquiry so that all members of the educational community--students, teachers, and administrators--benefit from the increased rigor and deepened understanding that emerge when essential questions become a guiding force for learners of all ages.

Dactyl Hill Squad

Author: Daniel José Older

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 133826883X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 8307

"This book is true fire. It is everything I didn't even know I needed." -- Jacqueline Woodson "This is the story that would've made me fall in love with reading when I was a kid." -- Tomi Adeyemi It's 1863 and dinosaurs roam the streets of New York as the Civil War rages between raptor-mounted armies down South. Magdalys Roca and her friends from the Colored Orphan Asylum are on a field trip when the Draft Riots break out, and a number of their fellow orphans are kidnapped by an evil magistrate, Richard Riker. Magdalys and her friends flee to Brooklyn and settle in the Dactyl Hill neighborhood, where black and brown New Yorkers have set up an independent community--a safe haven from the threats of Manhattan. Together with the Vigilance Committee, they train to fly on dactylback, discover new friends and amazing dinosaurs, and plot to take down Riker. Can Magdalys and the squad rescue the rest of their friends before it's too late?

Literacy Connections

Strategies to Help with Literacy at KS3

Author: Ray Barker,Christine Moorcroft

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748756919

Category: Literacy

Page: 160

View: 2394

One versatile resource to address the issues dealing with literacy in a cross curricular context.

Debates in History Teaching

Author: Ian Davies

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113682944X

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 6543

Debates in History Teaching encourages teachers to engage with and reflect on key issues, concepts and debates in their subject. It supports you in reaching your own informed judgements, enabling you to discuss and argue your point of view with deeper theoretical knowledge and understanding. Experts in the field consider the subject and its definition, perennial and new debates in the subject, the knowledge required to teach in the classroom, the philosophy of education and the subject, and the case for the subject in the curriculum.

Young Writers at Transition

Author: Daniel C. Tabor

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415251785

Category: Education

Page: 202

View: 8589

Daniel Tabor discusses the teaching and uses of writing as pupils move from year 6 at primary school to year 7 at the secondary school. He covers issues of literacy practice, how writing is taught and used in transition, and continuity.

Nelson Fit for Life! Workbook Years 7 and 8

Author: Amanda Telford,Claire Maharaj,Dean Dudley,Emme Wild,Jonathon Fender,Rob Malpeli,Kim Vandervelde,Lee Anton-Hem,Rachael Whittle,Sam Watkins

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780170261586


Page: 232

View: 8993

Look no further, the Nelson Fit for Life package has all you need. Our series is written for the new Australian Curriculum Health and Physical Education syllabus, in a clear and engaging way. Our 10 chapters mirror the 10 Areas of Learning, and the curriculum dot points are explicitly covered.