Reflect on social studies experiences in your education. Were they like the “Queen Bee” teacher described on page 320 of your text? Did your teachers ever expect you to “put on your thinking cap” as humorously noted on page 305 of your text?
Briefly discuss your own experiences and then address the most significant part of your commentary on the following: What materials and activities can you use to develop critical and reflective thinking in the social sciences classroom? How will you help your students become problem solvers?
use Children and their World – Strategies for teaching social studies by David Welton