Bring social studies to life in your classroom!

Best-selling author Marcia L. Tate brings her trademark "dendrite-growing" teaching strategies to this practitioner-friendly collection of brain-compatible strategies for engaging K–12 students in social studies. Included are 20 proven methods and more than 200 grade-leveled activities for applying them, including samples lesson plans. Teachers will find concrete ways to integrate national social studies content standards into their curriculum with visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and tactile experiences that maximize retention, including:

  • Project-based and problem-based instruction
  • Storytelling, music, and humor
  • Graphic organizers, semantic maps, and word webs
  • Internet projects


""This book highlights strategies teachers can use to promote deeper understanding of social studies content. When you teach for understanding, the end result will be improved test scores.""--Cathy Hix, K-12 Social Studies Specialist

“Social Studies Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites provides current best practices for using engaging activities and big-picture questions to hook kids on the study of history and the social sciences. I’d recommend it to all aspiring history teachers!” --Kerry Dunne, K-12 Social Studies Director

  • Age Range: 8 and up 
  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1412998751
  • ISBN-13: 978-1412998758
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.4 x 11 inches

Social Studies Worksheets Don′t Grow Dendrites: 20 Instructional Strategies...


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