Social Studies in Elementary Education

Social Studies in Elementary Education

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For social studies methods courses for elementary education.A new edition of the most-popular elementary social studies methods text on the market houses a wealth of content, strategies, tools and resources for teaching social studies, K-8. Writing with the same clarity, friendly tone, and solid content of previous editions, Parker details the mission of social studies education and explores the many ways in which that mission can be made to serve the full complement of learners in a diverse, multicultural society. He lays out the elements of a strong social studies curriculum, explains effective teaching methods, and presents a wealth of field-tested examples, exercises, activities, and lesson plans that will enliven every social studies classroom.show more

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  • Hardback | 528 pages
  • 195.58 x 236.22 x 30.48mm | 1,165.73g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 12th edition
  • 0131139363
  • 9780131139367

Table of contents

I. ORIENTATION TO SOCIAL STUDIES EDUCATION. 1. Social Studies Education: What and Why. Goals for the Social Studies: Social Understanding and Civic EfficacyCurriculum Scope and SequenceTrendsConclusionDiscussion Questions and Selected ActivitiesSelected ReferencesNotes 2. Knowing the Children We Teach. Guidelines and Teaching ExamplesUnderstanding Changing DemographicsConclusionDiscussion Questions and Selected ActivitiesSelected ReferencesNotes II. THE SOCIAL STUDIES CURRICULUM. 3. Citizenship Education and Democratic Values. Why Citizenship Education?Citizenship Education: Six DimensionsReligion and the Social StudiesConclusionDiscussion Questions and Selected ActivitiesSelected ReferencesNotes 4. History, Geography, and the Social Studies. Teaching HistoryTeaching GeographyTeaching Political Sciences (Citizenship Education)Teaching EconomicsTeaching Anthropology Teaching Sociology ConclusionDiscussion Questions and Selected ActivitiesSelected ReferencesNotes 5. Powerful Social Studies Tools: Time Lines, Maps, Globes, and Graphics. Developing a Sense of Time and ChronologyMap and Global Skills Essential to teh Social Studies CurriculumTeaching About the GlobeTeaching About MapsTeaching Graphs and ChartsConclusionDiscussion Questions and Selected ActivitiesSelected ReferencesNotes 6. Current Events and Public Issues. Building a Current Events ProgramFour Strategies for Teaching Current EventsTeaching Enduring Public IssuesConclusionDiscussion Questions and Selected ActivitiesSelected ReferencesNotesIII. PLANNING AND TEACHING SOCIAL STUDIES. 7. Assessing Student Learning. Assessment is NaturalPurposes of AssessmentPrinciples of AssessmentMethods of AssessmentConclusionDiscussion Questions and Selected ActivitiesSelected ReferencesNotes 8. Planning Units, Lessons, and Activities. Teachers' Knowledge and GoalsPlanning the UnitTeaching the UnitPlanning Lessons within UnitFive Ways to Enrich Any UnitConclusionDiscussion Questions and Selected ActivitiesSelected ReferencesNotes 9. Three Great Teaching Strategies. Teaching ConceptsTeaching With InquiryTeaching Social Studies SkillsAsking Good QuestionsConclusionDiscussion Questions and Selected ActivitiesSelected ReferencesNotes10. Resources. The School LibraryTextbooksCommunity ResourcesComputer ResourcesNewspapersMap and Globe CollectionsMultiple Resources: Grappling with Competing ViewpointsHistorical FictionCurriculum GuidesConclusionDiscussion Questions and Selected ActivitiesSelected ReferencesNotes11. Cooperative Learning in Social Studies. Creating a Positive Climate for Human RelationsGetting Started With Cooperative GroupsManaging Cooperative GroupworkIndentifying and Teaching Groupwork SkillsTeaching and Using Discussion TechniquesConclusionDiscussion Questions and Selected ActivitiesSelected ReferencesNotes12. The Literacy-Social Studies Connection. Literacy and Content-Area LearningReading Skills Essential to Social Studies Learningusing Textbooks as Study AidsLocating and using Reference MaterialsBuilding Social Studies VocabularyImproving Text Comprehension: Making SenseSocratic Seminar: Interpretive DiscussionUsing Children's Trade Books for Multicultural PerspectivesConclusionDiscussion Questions and Selected ActivitiesSelected ReferencesNotes13. Social Studies as the Integrating Core. Making Sense of Curricular IntegrationTwo Approaches: Infusion and FusionAn Infusion Example: Composing Cooperative BiographiesA Fusion Example: Understanding Living Things ConclusionDiscussion Questions and Selected ActivitiesSelected ReferencesNotesIndexshow more

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