Children and Social Studies

Children and Social Studies

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Developed for a course in elementary social studies methods, this text introduces student teachers to the fundamentals of this constantly evolving discipline. This edition reflects late-1990s social and technological trends which have greatly influenced changes in education, with new chapters and discussions on multiculturalism, attention to constructivism, as well as the Internet and its classroom applications.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 185.42 x 231.14 x 17.78mm | 708g
  • Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Belmont, CA, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • chronology, index
  • 0155054651
  • 9780155054653

Table of contents

Part 1 The educational environment: the school setting; social studies in the school curriculum; the unit in social studies. Part 2 Kids are people, too: recognizing values; special people in social studies. Part 3 Teaching strategies: inquiry, lecture, guided discovery; textbooks and social studies teaching; role play, group decision making and case studies; community resources in the social studies; computers, simulations, games and media. Part 4 Essential skills in social studies; map and globe skills; chronology, questioning and language skills. Part 5 Issues to ponder: focusing on special issues; evaluating all of us. Appendix: sources of unit initiation and development.
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