Effective Teaching in Elementary Social Studies

Effective Teaching in Elementary Social Studies

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Effective Teaching in Elementary Social Studies focuses on the importance of social studies in the preparation of individuals for their role in a free society. The text takes the approach that it is important for students to be actively engaged in learning about their social world. Approaching social studies as active learning holds the potential to help social studies become one of the most popular parts of the curriculum. In addition, the text recognizes that many new teachers need specific guidance in helping them achieve success. Accordingly, this text includes specific descriptions of teaching approaches and includes a wealth of lesson plan ideas.show more

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  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 188 x 226.1 x 22.9mm | 544.32g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Old Tappan, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 6th Revised edition
  • 0131738437
  • 9780131738430
  • 1,964,313

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Sixth Edition Effective Teaching in Elementary Social Studies Tom V. Savage David G. Armstrong Widely praised as practical and user-friendly, "Effective Teaching in Elementary Social Studies," Six Edition, offers a clear overview of the social sciences to strengthen preservice teachers' content knowledge and outlines effective methods for teaching social studies in today's diverse classrooms. In tune with the reality of limited classroom time to deovte to social studies instruction, the authors suggest ways teachers can integrate the social studies with other subject areas (see Chapter 11). Highlighting the importance of teaching social studies to foster the development of thoughtful, involved citizens and cognizant of the realities of teaching today, Savage and Armstrong provide a resource for learning today and teaching tomorrow. New to this edition: 40 new and revised Lesson Ideas help you plan, teach, and assess social studies lessons (for example, see page 197, Lesson Idea 8-3). Chapter 5, "Selecting Teaching Approaches for Knowledge Acquisition" Chapter 6, "Selecting Teaching Approaches for Knowledge Discovery" More coverage of teaching research skills, time, and chronology (see Chapter 7) Increased focus on backward planning, helping teachers align learning objectives with learning outcomes (see Chapter 10) New section on grading strategies to help teachers select assessments that focus on important educational outcomes (see Chapter 12) "show more

Table of contents

1. DEFINING THE SOCIAL STUDIES What is the Social Studies A Working Definition of the Social Studies Common Strands The Social Studies Curriculum Working With Standards 2. HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY History Geography 3. POLITICAL SCIENCE, ECONOMICS AND RELATED SOCIAL SCIENCES Political Science Economics Sociology Anthropology 4. ACTIVE LEARNING: GIVING LIFE AND MEANING TOSOCIAL STUDIES A rationale for Applied Learning Challenges to Implementing Applied Learning Approaches to Providing Active, Concrete Learning Experience Service Learning Preparing Short Term for Active Learning Experiences Dealing with Controversial Issues 5. SELECTING TEACHING APPROACHES FOR KNOWLEDGE ACQUISITION Variables that Influence Selection Approaches Focused on Knowledge Acquisition 6. SELECTED TEACHING APPROACHES FOR KNOWLEDGE DISCOVERY Approaches Focused on Discovery of Knowledge 7. TEACHING SOCIAL STUDIES SKILLS Developing Social Skills Developing Map and Globe Skills Research Skills Time and Chronology Skills Interpreting Political Cartoons 8. ACCOMMODATING CULTURE, GENDER, AND EXCEPTIONALITY Multicultural Dimensions Gender Issues Exceptionality 9. SOCIAL STUDIES FOR LIMITED-ENGLISH-PROFICIENT LEARNERS The Instructional Challenge Categories of Language Proficiency Problems for Limited-English-Proficient Students Sheltered Instruction in the Social Studies Successful Instructional Practices Modifying Lessons 10. PLANNING FOR SUCCESS Aims, Goals, Learning Objectives Information needed for Instructional Planning Organizing Planning Information 11. INTERDISCIPLINARY DIMENSIONS Choosing Appropriate Themes Integrating Unit Content Integrating Units Around Children's Literature Integrating the Arts Integrating Music Integrating Mathematics Integrating Science and Technology Integrating Language Arts 12. ASSESSING SOCIAL SSTUDIES OUTCOMES Defining Terms Types of Assessment The Assessment Blueprint Evaluation and Gradingshow more

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