Visible Learning for Social Studies, Grades K-12: Designing Student Learning for Conceptual Understanding, 1st Edition

  • John Hattie
  • Julie Stern
  • Douglas Fisher
  • Nancy Frey
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  • ISBN-10: 1544380852
  • ISBN-13: 9781544380858
  • DDC: 372.83
  • 192 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released September 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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How do social studies teachers maximize instruction to ensure students are prepared for an informed civic life? This book shows how the field is more than simply memorizing dates and facts―it encapsulates the skillful ability to conduct investigations, analyze sources, place events in historical context, and synthesize divergent points of view.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Praise for VISIBLE LEARNING® for Social Studies.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Figures.
List of Videos.
About the Authors.
1: Laying the Groundwork for Visible Learning® for Social Studies.
2: Surface Learning in Social Studies.
3: Deep Learning in Social Studies.
4: Teaching for Transfer in Social Studies.
5: Determining Impact, Responding, and Knowing What Does Not Work.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Nancy Frey

Nancy Frey, Ph.D., a Professor at San Diego State University received the 2008 Early Career Achievement Award from the National Reading Conference. Dr. Frey has published in The Reading Teacher, English Journal, Remedial and Special Education, and Educational Leadership. She has co-authored more than fifty books on English Learners (Language Learners in the English Classroom), assessment (Checking for Understanding), writing (Scaffolded Writing Instruction), literacy (Reading for Information in Elementary School) and vocabulary (Learning Words Inside and Out). Dr. Frey teaches a variety of courses on reading instruction and literacy in content areas, classroom management, and supporting students with diverse learning needs. She also was a third grade classroom teacher.

Dr. Frey's monographs include:Reaching for the Common Core, Using Technology to Foster Learning for a New Century, Link to 21st Century Skills and Resources, and Connect Oral and Written Expression, Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, and Content.