"Kottler and Gallavan provide a wealth of valuable material, practical ways, and wonderful hints for beginning social studies teachers to get started, get involved, and continue their own learning."
"A very nice contribution to the social studies field, with a wide reach among inservice and preservice teachers. The authors do an excellent job in areas that are often overlooked, focusing on meaningful instruction, powerful teaching and learning, and NCSS standards."
"Kottler and Gallavan have done nothing less than write the story of a social studies teacher's year in the classroom, starting from the beginning stages of planning and proceeding to cover, with tremendous breadth and precision of detail, every possible aspect of the teacher's job. To read this book cover to cover is to be well prepared to teach social studies in today's classroom."
“Here are tips based on both the authors’ experiences as social studies teachers and the insights of colleagues, all distilled into a set of tips for formulating meaningful instruction.”