Social Studies in Elementary Education

Social Studies in Elementary Education

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For preservice, inservice, and graduate courses on social studies in elementary education. More practical than ever, this number one text retains the clarity and friendly tone of previous editions while taking a fresh look at diversity, technology, democratic citizenship, and expanding social studies across the curriculum. It details the mission of social studies education, considers the diversity of children in today's social studies classrooms, addresses the social studies curriculum, and explores effective instruction. The author continues the tradition of applying educational concepts with specific classroom examples and field-tested lesson plans in this more

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  • Hardback | 456 pages
  • 193 x 236.2 x 25.4mm | 902.66g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 11th Revised edition
  • illustrations (some colour)
  • 0130213373
  • 9780130213372

Table of contents

(NOTE: Each chapter concludes with Conclusion, Discussion Questions and Suggested Activities, Selected References, Notes, and Websites.) PART I. ORIENTATION TO SOCIAL STUDIES EDUCATION. 1. Social Studies Education: What and Why? Goals for the Social Studies: Social Understanding and Civic Efficacy. Curriculum, Scope and Sequence. Trends. 2. Knowing the Children We Teach. Guidelines and Teaching Examples. Understanding Changing Demographics. PART II. SOCIAL STUDIES CURRICULUM. 3. Citizenship Education and Democratic Values. Why Citizenship Education? Citizenship Education: Six Dimensions. 4. History, Geography, and the Social Sciences. Teaching History. Teaching Geography. Teaching Political Science. Teaching Economics. Teaching Anthropology. Teaching Sociology. 5. Powerful Social Studies Tools: Time Lines, Maps, Globes, and Graphics. Developing a Sense of Time and Chronology. Map and Globe Skills Essential to the Social Studies Curriculum. Teaching about the Globe. Teaching about Maps. Teaching Graphs and Charts. 6. Current Events and Public Issues. Building a Current Events Program. Four Strategies for Teaching Current Events. Teaching Enduring Public Issues. PART III. PLANNING AND TEACHING SOCIAL STUDIES. 7. Planning Units, Lessons, and Activities. Planning the Unit. Teaching the Unit. Lesson Planning. Five Ways to Enrich Any Unit. 8. Three Great Teaching Strategies. Teaching Concepts. Teaching with Inquiry. Teaching Social Studies Skills. Asking Good Questions. 9. Resources. The School Library. Textbooks. Community Resources. Computer Resources. Newspapers. Map and Globe Collections. Multiple Resources: Grappling with Competing Viewpoints. Curriculum Guides. 10. Assessing Student Learning. Assessment Is Natural. Purposes of Assessment. Principles of Assessment. Methods of Assessment. 11. Cooperative Learning in Social Studies. Creating a Positive Climate for Human Relations. Getting Started with Cooperative Groups. Managing Cooperative Groupwork. Identifying and Teaching Groupwork Skills. Teaching and Using Discussion Techniques. 12. The Literacy-Social Studies Connection. Literacy & Content-Area Learning. Teaching Skills Essential to Social Studies Learning. Using Textbooks as Study Aids. Locating and Using Reference Materials. Building Social Studies Vocabulary. Improving Reading Comprehension: Making Sense. Using Children's Trade Books for Multiple Perspectives. 13. Social Studies as the Integrating Core. Making Sense of Curricular Integration. Two Approaches: Infusion and Fusion. Infusion Example: Composing Cooperative Biographies. A Fusion Example: Understanding Living more

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