Textbook Analysis Essay
Locate a social studies textbook used in a classroom today. Analyze its contents in the following areas:<br /> <br /> Topics covered in comparison to the definition of social studies;<br /> Authentic activities beyond simply reading the chapters and answering the questions;<br /> Integration of other subject areas (art, writing, math);<br /> Assessments, both formal and authentic; and<br /> Opportunities for content reading strategies and comprehension (reciprocal teaching, vocabulary, photos with captions, headings, etc.)<br /> Write an essay of 750-1,000-words with your findings and suggestions for making the text accessible to all learners, including English language learners, special education students, and struggling readers.<br /> <br /> Use the GCU Library to research a minimum of 4-5 peer-reviewed articles that can be used in support of your content.<br /> <br /> Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.