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Social Studies In Action: A Teaching Practices Library, K-12

The Social Studies in Action teaching practices library, professional development guide, and companion Web site bring to life the National Council for the Social Studies standards. Blending content and methodology, the video library documents 24 teachers and their students in K-12 classrooms across the country actively exploring the social studies. Lively, provocative, and educationally sound, these lessons are designed to inspire thoughtful conversations and reflections on teaching practices in the social studies.

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Episode Description
Friday, Jan 18, 2013 - 1:00 AM    "Celebrations of Light" Eileen Mesmer teaches a combined kindergarten and first–grade class in Salem, Massachusetts, a diverse community outside Boston. Ms. Mesmer asks her students to explore the many ways the holidays are celebrated and to find commonalities among the various celebrations. Ms. Mesmer reads to the students from "The Winter Solstice," using it to help students understand the greater theme of community. D

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More Social Studies In Action: A Teaching Practices Library, K-12 on IDAHO (MT)
Friday, Jan 18, 2013 - 1:00 AM "Celebrations of Light" (IDAHO)

Friday, Jan 18, 2013 - 1:26 AM "Explorers In North America" (IDAHO)

Friday, Jan 18, 2013 - 1:53 AM "California Missions" (IDAHO)

Friday, Jan 18, 2013 - 2:19 AM "State Government and the Role of the Citizen" (IDAHO)

Friday, Jan 25, 2013 - 1:00 AM "Using Primary Sources" (IDAHO)

Friday, Jan 25, 2013 - 1:26 AM "Making A Difference Through Giving" (IDAHO)

Friday, Jan 25, 2013 - 1:53 AM "Understanding Stereotypes" (IDAHO)

Friday, Jan 25, 2013 - 2:30 AM "Explorations In Archeology and History" (IDAHO)

Friday, Feb 1, 2013 - 1:00 AM "Standards Overview, 6-8" (IDAHO)

Friday, Feb 1, 2013 - 2:00 AM "Exploring Geography Through African History" (IDAHO)

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