Elementary Social Studies

Elementary Social Studies : Creative Classroom Ideas

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This text is appropriate for student teachers studying Social Studies Methods courses for elementary schools at university Faculty of Education programs across Canada. Elementary Social Studies: Creative Classroom Ideas, Third Edition provides teachers in training with a thematic approach to the art of teaching social studies. Kirman's thematic approach incorporates smaller, specific chapters into broader subject areas. Six new chapters have been added, along with weblinks to each chapter. Kirman has also created a social studies resource website to accompany the text -- the Canadian Social Studies Super Site at http://www.ualberta.ca/~jkirman/. This site is continuously updated and contains numerous links to social studies resources on the Web.
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  • Paperback | 339 pages
  • 177.8 x 233.68 x 17.78mm | 639.56g
  • Prentice-Hall (Canada)
  • Scarborough, Canada
  • 3rd edition
  • 0130974587
  • 9780130974587

Table of contents

Preface. Acknowledgements. I. GETTING INVOLVED IN SOCIAL STUDIES. 1. Social Studies -- The Fundamentals. 2. Critical Thinking and Concepts. 3. Thinking, Metacognition and Multiple Intelligences in Social Studies. II. VALUES AND CHARACTER EDUCATION. 4. Dealing with Values, Attitudes, and Character Education. 5. Caring: A Universal System for Valuing. 6. Religion in the Elementary Classroom -- From the Secular to the Confessional. III. SOCIAL ISSUES AND OTHER SUBJECT AREAS. 7. Multicultural and Global Education. 8. Teaching About Canada's Native People. 9. Teaching About Human Rights and Peace Education. 10. Teaching About Democracy, Citizenship, and Law. 11. Teaching Economics and Consumer Education. IV. THE WORLD OF HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY -- TWO VERY BASIC SUBJECTS. 12. Teaching History Without Tears -- It Should Be a Joy! 13. Teaching History with Biographies and Autobiographies. 14. Teaching About Local History and Geography Using Customized Photographs. 15. Teaching About Geography and Environmental Education. 16. Teaching About Map Skills, Geographic Information Systems, and Satellite Images. 17. Map Games for the Elementary Grades. V. CURRENT EVENTS. 18. Current Events and Critical Thinking -- Evaluating History as it is Happening. 19. Studying Media Bias in Current Events with Newspapers -- More Critical Thinking. VI. CLASSROOM INSTRUCTIONAL IDEAS. 20. Hobby Fun in Social Studies -- Teaching with Postage Stamps, Currency, and Birds. 21. Procedures for Cooperative Learning -- Learning to Work as a Team. 22. How to Teach About Controversial Issues Without Becoming One. 23. Field Trip Ideas for Social Studies. 24. Do It Yourself -- Visuals for Planning and Instruction. 25. Developing and Using Games, Simulations, and Role Play. VII. PULLING IT ALL TOGETHER--PLANNING, TEACHING, AND EVALUATION. 26. An Orientation to Classroom Teaching: Subject Integration, Thematic Units, and Lesson Plans. 27. Selecting and Evaluating Materials and Resources from the Community and the Internet. 28. Evaluating Pupils and Teaching. 29. Evaluating Social Studies Web Sites: An Activity for Critical Thinking. VIII. LOOKING TO THE FUTURE. 30. Science, Technology, Society, and the Social Studies -- A 21st Century Challenge. 31. Team Teaching and Joint Planning for Integrating Social Studies and Science. 32. The New Frontier -- Social Studies Enters the Space Age. Index.
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