LSU Education Professor Publishes Social Studies Education Book for Mississippi Classrooms

03/25/2013 03:53 PM

BATON ROUGE – Paul E. Binford, assistant professor in secondary social studies education in the LSU School of Education, has authored “A Place Called Mississippi: Teacher Wraparound Edition,” a ninth grade social studies textbook now available from Clairmont Press. He also wrote the “Activities for Learning” section in the student edition of the textbook.

“This textbook is on the state approved adoption list for the adoption cycle beginning in 2013-2014,” Binford explained. “These two publications will directly impact the social studies classroom experience of thousands of students and the professional life of hundreds of social studies teachers.”

“Dr. Binford’s work on the teacher edition and the Learning Activities was written with great insight and understanding of learners and teachers,” said Clairmont Press President Tommy Lankford. “The quality of Dr. Binford’s writing was exceptional and written in a style for teachers and students to be successful in learning the history of Mississippi. I look forward to other projects written by Dr. Binford.”     

Binford has more than 20 years of teaching and administrative experience at both middle and high school levels in Florida and Indiana. He has authored a classroom simulation on the crisis at Fort Sumter and journal articles on the history of social studies. He has presented at several national conferences, and he has served as a consultant on the social studies.  

The School of Education is one of six schools realigned to form the new LSU College of Human Sciences & Education, joining the School of Human Resource Education and Workforce Development, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Library and Information Science, the School of Social Work and the University Laboratory School.

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Billy  Gomila 
LSU Media Relations

Posted on Monday, March 25, 2013