Putting History to Work: How Social Studies Skills Are Used in Everyday Jobs by People of Many Different Educational Backgrounds 50 Different Careers Examined

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Magnifico Publications, Aug 1, 2016 - Education - 71 pages
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Motivate your students to study history and social studies. When faced with an uninteresting part of their lesson, social studies students will sometimes say, ''When am ever I going to use this stuff?'' This book addresses this common lament by providing 50 lesson plans that demonstrate how the skills learned in social studies classes are used in a wide variety of jobs. This is more than just another careers book. These activities give your students the chance to interview actual working professionals who use social studies skills in their jobs whether they studied social science in college or not!

 

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Job title Heritage Farmer
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Job title Journalist
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Job title Historical Reenactor
30
Job title Genealogist
31
Job title Missionary or other International Relief Worker
32
Job title Market Research Analyst
33
Job title Librarian
34
Job title Legislative Aide
35

Job title Building Contractor
9
Job title Sports Writer
10
Job title Auto Mechanic
11
Job title Military Planner
12
Job title Drama Director
13
Job title Collectables Dealer
14
Job Title Police Detective DNA
15
Job title Software Developer
16
Job title Coin DealerNumismatist
17
Job title Musician
18
Job title Minister
19
Job title Antiques Dealer
20
Job title Doctor
21
Job title Animal Breeder
22
Job title Urban Planner
23
Job title Computer Programmer
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Job title Legal Assistant for patent attorney
25
Job title Real Estate Agent
26
Job title Film Archivist
27
Job title First Person Interpreter
36
Job title International civil servant
37
Job title Literary Critic
38
Job title Park Ranger
39
Job title Diplomat
40
Job title Political Activist
41
Job Title Geologist
42
Job title Consumer Advocate
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Job title Biographer
44
Job title Costumer
45
Job title Craftsman
46
Job title Lobbyist
47
Job title Military Design Engineer
48
Job title Club Officer
49
Job title Cultural Expert
50
Job title Travel Agent
51
Career Information for History Students
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 Richard Di Giacomo graduated from San Jose State University with a B.A. in Ancient and Medieval history, a B.A. in Social Science and an M.A. in American History. He has been a teacher for over 20 years and has taught in a variety of schools from private and continuation schools to public high schools. He has taught everything from at risk and limited English students to honors and college preparatory classes. The subjects he has taught include U.S. and World History, Government, Economics, Bible and Ethics, History of the Cold War, and Contemporary World History.
He has been a reviewer and contributor to textbooks, and a frequent presenter at social studies conferences on the use of simulations, videos, and computers in education. Rich's love for role-playing and strategy games led him to develop his role-playing simulations. He has also written books on renaissance explorers, California Indians, history movies, humor, and ELL instruction. Teachers enjoy his books because they are written by a teacher for other teachers. Students like the activities contained in them because they are interesting, challenging, fun, and very different from traditional instructional methods.

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