Teaching and Learning with
Case Studies
Agenda
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Understand how a case study is different
How to effectively use a case study
How to expand a case study
How to replicate a case study
What is the Nature of Social
Studies?
Social studies involves the examination of
humans – our thoughts, beliefs,
languages, experiences, actions, and
certainly our interactions – locally to
globally.
What are the benefits of social
studies?
Social studies encompasses the
philosophies, forms and functions that
enable us to understand the world
holistically. Social Studies allows us to
successfully perform in the present, and
prepares us to readily process new
information and predict the future from
multiple viewpoints.
What are the benefits of social
studies?
The acquiring of social studies knowledge,
skills and attitudes or dispositions helps us
to achieve academically as students and
to operate successfully as citizens living in
an interdependent, global society.
What is a case study?
• A case study is an in-depth, examination
of a single instance, event or group
When do Case Studies Appear?
Chapter 2 Lesson 2 – Lenape
Chapter 3 Lesson 2 – New Amsterdam
Chapter 3 Lesson 3 – English Rule in New York
Chapter 8 Lesson 1 – The Melting Pot
Chapter 8 Lesson 2 – Living in New York
Chapter 8 Lesson 3 – New York City Expands
Lesson Structure
• Essential Question, Vocabulary, Reading
Skill in Opener
• Lesson is more than 4 pages
• Includes one large graphic
• Review includes Case Study Detective
and Word Play activities
• Case Study Journal provides extension
Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy
Can the student recall or
remember the
information?
Key Words and Products
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Recall
List
Retrieve
Find
Name
Recognize
Identify
Locate
Describe
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Make a list of the main events .
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Make a timeline of events.
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Make a facts chart.
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Write a list of any pieces of
information you can remember.
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List all the …in the story.
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Make a chart showing..
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Make an acrostic.
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Recite a poem
Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy
Can the student explain
ideas or concepts?
Key Words and Products
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Interpret
Summarize
Explain
Rephrase
Classify
Infer
Paraphrase
Compare
• Cut out or draw pictures to
show a particular event.
• Illustrate what you think the
main idea was.
• Make a cartoon strip showing
the sequence of events.
• Retell the story in your own
words.
• Paint a picture of some aspect
you like.
• Write a summary report of an
event.
• Prepare a flow chart to
illustrate the sequence of
events.
• Make a coloring book.
Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy
Can the student use the
information in a new way?
Key Words and Products
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Choose
Demonstrate
Dramatize
Employ
Illustrate
Interpret
Operate
Schedule
Sketch
Solve
Use
Write
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Construct a model to demonstrate how
it will work.
Make a diorama to illustrate an
important event.
Make a scrapbook about the areas of
study.
Make a papier-mache map to include
relevant information about an event.
Take a collection of photographs to
demonstrate a particular point.
Make up a puzzle game showing the
ideas from an area of study.
Make a clay model of an item in the
area.
Design a market strategy for your
product.
Dress a doll in costume.
Paint a mural.
Write a textbook outline.
Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy
Can the student distinguish
between the different parts?
Key Words and Products
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Appraise
Compare
Contrast
Criticize
Differentiate
Discriminate
Distinguish
Examine
Experiment
Question
Test
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Design a questionnaire to gather
information.
Write a commercial to sell a new
product.
Conduct an investigation to produce
information to support a point of view.
Construct a graph to illustrate selected
information.
Make a jigsaw puzzle.
Make a family tree showing
relationships.
Put on a play about the study area.
Write a biography of the study person.
Prepare a report.
Arrange a party and record as a
procedure.
Review a piece of art including form,
colour and texture
Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy
Can the student justify a
stand or decision?
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Appraise
Argue
Defend
Judge
Select
Support
Value
Evaluate
• Prepare a list of criteria to
judge a ……..show?
Remember to indicate
priorities and ratings.
• Conduct a debate about a
special issue.
• Make a booklet about 5 rules
you see as important to
convince others.
• Form a panel to discuss views.
• Write a letter to .... advising on
changes needed at …
• Write a half yearly report.
• present your point of view.
Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy
Can the student create a
new product or point of
view?
Key Words and Products
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Assemble
Construct
Create
Design
Develop
Formulate
Write
• Invent a machine to do a
specific task.
• Design a building to house
your study.
• Create a new product, give it a
name and then devise a
marketing strategy.
• Write about your feelings in
relation to …
• Design a record, book or
magazine cover.
• Sell an idea.
• Devise a way to …
• Compose a rhythm or put new
words to an old song.
It’s Your Turn!
• Look through an additional case study
• Identify activities or questions that match
each level of the Revised Bloom’s
Taxonomy.
• Record it on your Recording Sheet
Replicating Case Studies
• First, pick a topic mentioned in a lesson
that can be studied from viewpoint of NYC
• Find resources
• Plan activities based on Revised Bloom’s
Taxonomy.
What do we
think we
know about
immigration?
What do we How can we
wonder about find out?
immigration?
What have
we learned
about
immigration?
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