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Developing Quantitative Literacy Skills in History and the Social Sciences : A Web-Based Common Core Standards Approach

By: Craver, Kathleen W.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2014Description: 1 online resource (209 p.).ISBN: 9781475810523.Subject(s): Computers and literacy -- Computer network resources | Educational technology | Information literacy -- Computer network resources | Literacy -- Computer network resources | Literacy -- Computer-assisted instruction | Media literacy -- Computer network resources | Reading -- Computer network resources | Web site developmentGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Developing Quantitative Literacy Skills in History and the Social Sciences : A Web-Based Common Core Standards ApproachDDC classification: 371.33 LOC classification: LB1028.3Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Contents; Acknowledgments; Preface; Introduction; The Need for Instructional Change; Responding to the Workplace; Making the Connection; Obtaining the Skills; Rethinking the Textbook Approach; Required Hardware, Software, and Expertise; Book Arrangement and Recommended Use; Site Selection Criteria; Internet Idiosyncracies; References; 1 Using Quantitative Sources; An Overview of Quantitative Literacy; Definitional Problems; Quantitative Literacy Criteria; Quantitative Literacy Research Results; Applying Quantitative Literacy Skills to the Study of History and the Social Sciences
What are Quantitative Sources?Quantitative Classification; Quantitative Source Caveats; Quantitative Source Preparations; Instructor-Designed Quantitative Literacy Curriculum Activities; Quantitative Literacy Curriculum Activities Sites; Quantitative Instructional Strategies; Team Up and Publicize It; Quantitative Literacy Assessment Rubric; References; 2 Interpreting, Displaying, and Visualizing Data; Displaying Quantitative Data; Chart Types; Visualizing Quantitative Data; Animation and Video Data Displays; References; 3 Social Sciences Sites; Accidental Discharges of Oil
Ancestry: U.S. Census BureauAssociation of Religion Data Archives; Children and Youth in History; Children's Defense Fund; City-Data.com; Cost of War Calculator; Critical Thinking Questions and Activities; Death Penalty Information Center; Economagic; Economic Historical Data; Harris Interactive Vault; Homeland Data and Security Statistics; Library of Congress Country Studies; Literacy Rates of the World; NationMaster.com; Pew Global Attitudes Project; Roper Center Public Opinion Archives; Statistical Abstract of the United States; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration; Terrorism
UN High Commission for RefugeesWomenWatch; World Bank Data; Youth Indicators; ZIPskinny.com; Note; 4 U.S. History Sites; All About California and the Inducements to Settle There (1870); American Soldier Surveys of World War II; BIOWAR; The Bisbee Deportation (1917); Coal Mining in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era; Cold War Air Defense Relied on Widespread Dispersal of Nuclear Weapons; The Cyclopedia of Temperance, Prohibition, and Public Morals; The Domestic Slave Trade; The Drought of 1934; Historical Census Data Browser 1790-1970; How Many Nukes and Where are the Nukes?
Illinois Central Railroad and Its Colonization WorkIn the Footsteps of Lewis and Clark, U.S. Population Growth; The Influenza Epidemic of 1928 to 1929 with Comparative Data for 1918 to 1919; Lend-Lease Shipments: World War II; Lessons Learned from U.S. Humanitarian Intervention Abroad; The Marshall Plan; National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States; Native American Documents Project; 1929 Stock Market Crash; The Peter G. Peterson Foundation; Report of the Chicago Relief and Aid Society; The Salem Witchcraft Site; San Francisco Great Earthquake and the Fire of 1906
The Southern Diaspora and the Urban Dispossessed: Demonstrating the Census Public Use Microdata Samples
Summary: <span><span>This book features 85 interesting and exciting multi-century and multicultural web sites that are accompanied by numerical critical thinking questions and activities. Teachers can pose the questions to their entire class or individually assign them. It also contains lists of best practices and examples for interpreting, visualizing, and displaying quantitative data. History and social sciences educators will find this book an indispensable tool for incorporating numerical literacy skills into their class activities and assignments.</span></span><br /><span><span> </span></span>
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Contents; Acknowledgments; Preface; Introduction; The Need for Instructional Change; Responding to the Workplace; Making the Connection; Obtaining the Skills; Rethinking the Textbook Approach; Required Hardware, Software, and Expertise; Book Arrangement and Recommended Use; Site Selection Criteria; Internet Idiosyncracies; References; 1 Using Quantitative Sources; An Overview of Quantitative Literacy; Definitional Problems; Quantitative Literacy Criteria; Quantitative Literacy Research Results; Applying Quantitative Literacy Skills to the Study of History and the Social Sciences

What are Quantitative Sources?Quantitative Classification; Quantitative Source Caveats; Quantitative Source Preparations; Instructor-Designed Quantitative Literacy Curriculum Activities; Quantitative Literacy Curriculum Activities Sites; Quantitative Instructional Strategies; Team Up and Publicize It; Quantitative Literacy Assessment Rubric; References; 2 Interpreting, Displaying, and Visualizing Data; Displaying Quantitative Data; Chart Types; Visualizing Quantitative Data; Animation and Video Data Displays; References; 3 Social Sciences Sites; Accidental Discharges of Oil

Ancestry: U.S. Census BureauAssociation of Religion Data Archives; Children and Youth in History; Children's Defense Fund; City-Data.com; Cost of War Calculator; Critical Thinking Questions and Activities; Death Penalty Information Center; Economagic; Economic Historical Data; Harris Interactive Vault; Homeland Data and Security Statistics; Library of Congress Country Studies; Literacy Rates of the World; NationMaster.com; Pew Global Attitudes Project; Roper Center Public Opinion Archives; Statistical Abstract of the United States; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration; Terrorism

UN High Commission for RefugeesWomenWatch; World Bank Data; Youth Indicators; ZIPskinny.com; Note; 4 U.S. History Sites; All About California and the Inducements to Settle There (1870); American Soldier Surveys of World War II; BIOWAR; The Bisbee Deportation (1917); Coal Mining in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era; Cold War Air Defense Relied on Widespread Dispersal of Nuclear Weapons; The Cyclopedia of Temperance, Prohibition, and Public Morals; The Domestic Slave Trade; The Drought of 1934; Historical Census Data Browser 1790-1970; How Many Nukes and Where are the Nukes?

Illinois Central Railroad and Its Colonization WorkIn the Footsteps of Lewis and Clark, U.S. Population Growth; The Influenza Epidemic of 1928 to 1929 with Comparative Data for 1918 to 1919; Lend-Lease Shipments: World War II; Lessons Learned from U.S. Humanitarian Intervention Abroad; The Marshall Plan; National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States; Native American Documents Project; 1929 Stock Market Crash; The Peter G. Peterson Foundation; Report of the Chicago Relief and Aid Society; The Salem Witchcraft Site; San Francisco Great Earthquake and the Fire of 1906

The Southern Diaspora and the Urban Dispossessed: Demonstrating the Census Public Use Microdata Samples

<span><span>This book features 85 interesting and exciting multi-century and multicultural web sites that are accompanied by numerical critical thinking questions and activities. Teachers can pose the questions to their entire class or individually assign them. It also contains lists of best practices and examples for interpreting, visualizing, and displaying quantitative data. History and social sciences educators will find this book an indispensable tool for incorporating numerical literacy skills into their class activities and assignments.</span></span><br /><span><span> </span></span>

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Craver (head librarian, National Cathedral School) uses a Web-based approach to transform the national common core standards requirement for quantitative literacy in the humanities into a powerful instrument for teachers. She provides history and social science educators with resource sites for lesson plans, educational activities, and opportunities to use the search software that accompanies these sites. Many teachers and their students avoid using numbers as evidence in history and the social sciences due to their own math anxiety. Craver addresses the fear of numbers in the first two chapters of this book, and provides basic instructions for how to use, interpret, display, and visualize quantitative sources. The remaining chapters contain a variety of quantitative websites that include relevant topics for high school students such as piracy or natural disasters, plus site-related critical thinking questions. Educators may want to recommend this book to their secondary students as a potential term paper resource book. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All readership levels. --Debra A. Pellegrino, University of Scranton

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