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Checklist_for_planning_questions.pdf


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Connor Reilly's curator insight, December 12, 2013 10:16 AM

This checklist is a great way to go over what questions you are going to ask in a lesson as you plan it. I have already printed it out to bring into school! In my class, my students use specific math questioning talk when we ask questions and discuss math. They will 'agree, disagree, or add on' to their peers' thoughts. However, I feel that I have not been asking questions that are quite as effective in sparking conversation as I would like. Within this checklist, I have been asking questions that align with the first and second category. The third category of this checklist is a great supply of higher level thinking questions. This category, "Looking for overall patterns and relationships", has questions that force students to connect to their own thinking, the thinking of their peers, and the other questions and strategies that have been used throughout the lesson. I think that I would throw my students through a loop by asking some of these questions, just like I did when I asked "what if" questions during my open ended problem lesson. I think that training my students to expect these questions will make them better critical thinkers and therefore better equipped for middle and high school, as well as the real world.

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The 20%: Questioning

The 20%: Questioning | Social Studies Teacher | Scoop.it
This is Part One of a new 2-part blog exploring effective questioning in the classroom. In a previous post I talked about the Pareto Principle. I suggested we should focus on improving the 20% of c...

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The Big Idea - Questioning

The Big Idea - Questioning | Social Studies Teacher | Scoop.it
Never one to miss an opportunity to share good ideas, at an INSET day last week staff were asked to write down one successful strategy they have used to develop questioning.  This article is a summ...

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Dawn smith's curator insight, January 23, 2014 9:52 PM

Hinge questions

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Ideas for questioning in the classroom

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Civics and Government

http://t.co/awCLvw4B good website for teaching civics/gov, activites/resources/strategies/ideas...

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13 Best Websites and Games for U.S. History and Civics

13 Best Websites and Games for U.S. History and Civics | Social Studies Teacher | Scoop.it
In celebration of President's Day, we want to highlight the best websites and games for U.S. History and Civics. Sometimes, the history that students learn about in textbooks is boiled down to key events and dates. These great websites and games let them explore tricky topics from...

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Karen B Wehner's curator insight, February 18, 2014 6:30 PM

Some great ones, for President's Day and every day.

 

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Interactive Student Notebooks

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Taking notes has always been the downfall of many of my students. They can copy what is on the board, but sometimes it is just not organized or even legible.

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7 Reasons to Use Interactive Notebooks | Minds in Bloom

7 Reasons to Use Interactive Notebooks | Minds in Bloom | Social Studies Teacher | Scoop.it
7 Reasons YOU should use Interactive Notebooks- http://t.co/DzxZ2mGGfn #interactivenotebooks #educhat

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Gallup Poll: Illinois last when it comes to trusting state government - Chicago Tribune

Gallup Poll: Illinois last when it comes to trusting state government - Chicago Tribune | Social Studies Teacher | Scoop.it
Gallup Poll: Illinois last when it comes to trusting state government Chicago Tribune By a wide margin, Illinois residents have less trust in their state government than residents in any state in the nation, according to results of a Gallup...
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Interesting to show my students how polls work.

 

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Study: One in Three Americans Fails Naturalization Civics Test

Study: One in Three Americans Fails Naturalization Civics Test | Social Studies Teacher | Scoop.it
Native-born Americans fare worse on civics exam than immigrants applying for citizenship.

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Free resources to help teach about elections – Schools of Thought ...

Free resources to help teach about elections – Schools of Thought ... | Social Studies Teacher | Scoop.it
by Donna Krache, CNN For civics teachers (and former civics teachers like me), the presidential election is our equivalent of the Olympics. We prepare for months and pour all our energy into teaching all about the electoral ...
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Should we use questions to teach? – Part 2

Should we use questions to teach? – Part 2 | Social Studies Teacher | Scoop.it
Yesterday I kicked off a lengthy post on questioning.  Today I conclude it. What we have up to now is an amorphous outpouring of thoughts on questions; time to put some structure on it.  What if we...

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Socratic Questioning Resource

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Here's a first version of a resource I have put together to help me achieve my target (see previous blog post) of getting the students to ask more and better questions of each other's views/answers...

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Phil Stock's curator insight, November 21, 2013 3:12 AM

A useful explanation of resources to support Socratic questioning in the classroom.

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10 Characteristics Of A Highly Effective Learning Environment

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10 Characteristics Of A Highly Effective Learning Environment by Terry Heick Ed note: This is an updated version of a related post published last year. Wherever we are, we’d all like to think our classrooms are...

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, June 17, 2014 4:52 PM

Essentials for inquiry learning to be effective.

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, June 18, 2014 1:46 AM

Number 1. Get them to ask their own question!  This is so important and quite a difficult thing to get students to do. They are so used to answering questions given by the teacher that when it comes to creating their own questions they don't know how. A really important starting point. 

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Civics | Welcome

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The Civics and Citizenship Education website provides teaching and learning resources relating to all aspects of the democratic process in Australia. A DEST funded project.

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Justyna Wild's curator insight, April 11, 2014 12:19 AM

This is an extremely comprehensive site targeted at teachers and students and offers insights into Australia-wide democratic processes as well as meaningful representations of civics at a school and classroom level. The site provides an Indigenous perspective and there are specific case studies that give examples of how to engage different groups within the school community and to encourage democratic participation by "charging students with the responsibility of making decisions that affect their learning environment, and encouraging and trusting their perspective and voice in matters to do with the curriculum, school behaviour policies, the values of the school and the school vision". http://www.civicsandcitizenship.edu.au/verve/_resources/DEEWR_CCE_PLP_Module_2_file.pdf#search=stage%202

 

There is a broad range of content across all stages, including content that is specifically related to Stage 2 subject matter:

SSS2.8 Investigates rights, responsibilities and decision-making processes in the school community and demonstrates how participation can contribute to the quality of their school and community life.

 

There are also numerous teaching and learning suggestions;

Active Citizenship – problems and possible solutions

Aussie Symbols

Getting Involved: Volunteers at our school 

Local Government Services and 'Joining In'

Local Government: Town hall detective

Our National Flag ... Since 1901

Representation: How many times am I represented?

This Australian Nation: We are Australian 

Voting and Elections: Voting: Should you have to?

What makes a good citizen?

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Education

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Grades 4-8. Interactive Reading Notebooks: Informational Text ~ Teaching Nonfiction Strategies for Common Core.

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Always Write: A Writer's Notebook Lesson and Teacher Model!

Always Write: A Writer's Notebook Lesson and Teacher Model! | Social Studies Teacher | Scoop.it

Overview: Students (and teachers) will begin by sharing things they collect. The class will then brainstorm as many different things people collect that they can think of. The brainstorm will continue as students brainstorm all of the different ways people can display their collections. After sharing from The Boy Who Loved Words, the teacher will challenge the class with this metaphor/simile: "Suppose people could collect words in the same way that they collect butterflies. Suppose they displayed the collected words in the same way that collected butterflies are displayed. What would that display case look like?" After drawing a "cover page" to introduce a special vocabulary section of their writer's (or interactive) notebooks, students will learn a format for collecting favorite words they come across during the upcoming school year.


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Teaching With Documents

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This section contains reproducible copies of primary documents from the holdings of the National Archives of the United States, teaching activities correlated to the National History Standards and National Standards for Civics and Government, and cross-curricular connections.

 

Teaching with primary documents encourages a varied learning environment for teachers and students alike. Lectures, demonstrations, analysis of documents, independent research, and group work become a gateway for research with historical records in ways that sharpen students' skills and enthusiasm for history, social studies, and the humanities.


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A Case for Educating Future Voters

A Case for Educating Future Voters | Social Studies Teacher | Scoop.it

A look at what influences younger voters and a case for teaching civics early and often.


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