Social Studies on the Internet

Social Studies on the Internet

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For courses in Secondary, Middle, and Elementary Social Studies Methods as well as courses in Introductory or Specialized Instructional Technology.

This annotated collection includes more than 500 Websites designed to equip elementary, middle, and high school social studies teachers with ideas to engage in best practice, content, and dynamic originality. The text's dual-purpose format helps teachers as they utilize the Internet for professional development and as they introduce the Internet into their classroom learning experiences. Teachers can easily locate a specific topic and go directly to the Website making this user-friendly text appealing to both novices and experienced World Wide Web users. The authors have selected each Website based on comprehensiveness, durability, self-renewal, and credibility to ensure that the sites truly represent the best of the Web.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 155 pages
  • 152 x 228 x 6mm | 258.55g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 0130258512
  • 9780130258519

Table of contents

1. Internet Basics.

Internet Organization Addresses. Browers and Search Engines. Searching the Internet. Troubleshooting. Web Site Organization. Bookmarks. Learning More about the Internet.

2. Before You Begin.

Legal and Ethical Issues in Cyberspace. Integrating the Web into Social Studies.

3. U.S. History and Cultures.

4. World History and Cultures.

Africa and the Middle East. Asia and the Pacific. Europe. Latin America and the Caribbean.

5. Government and Law.

Executive Branch. Legislative Branch. Judicial Branch. Local Government. International Affairs and Organizations.

6. Citizenship Education and Political Science.

Civic Ideals and Practices. Political Science. Political Parties by News Media.

7. Geography.

8. Economics.

9. Anthropology, Sociology, and Psychology.

Anthropology and Sociology. Psychology.

10. Teaching About Controversial Issues, Tolerance, and Equity.

11. Teaching in a Pluralistic Environment.

Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences. English for Speakers of Other Languages. Cultural Differences among Learners. Inclusion of Students with Disabilities. Working with At-Risk Students. Family Involvement in Education.

12. Planning and Instruction.

Lesson Planning to Meet Standards and Benchmarks. Assessment and High-Stakes Testing. Homework Helper.

13. Teacher's Tool Kit.

Professional Organizations. Electronic Journals. Electronic Newspapers and News Sources. Classroom Management.
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About J. Howard Johnston

MICHAEL J. BERSON is an Assistant Professor of Social Science Education at the University of South Florida. He is a co-founder of the American educational Research Association SIG Research in Global Child Advocacy and is the Publications Committee Chair for the Florida Council for the Social Studies. He currently serves on the Executive Committee of the College and University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies, and he is an appointed member of the United Nations Child Health Task Force Advisory Committee on Internet Safety. He has published numerous articles in the area of technology in social studies education.

BARBARA C. CRUZ is an Associate Professor of Social Science Education at the University of South Florida. Her research interests include global and multicultural perspectives in education, with an emphasis on Latino and African-American populations. Her other work includes innovative teacher preparation utilizing active learning strategies. In addition to academic publications, she is the author of young adult books and biographies.

JAMES A. DUPLASS is a Professor of Social Science Education at the University of South Florida. He is a graduate of Loyola and Saint Louis universities. His publications include Crescent City Short Stories, a collection of southern ethnology themes, and academic articles on values education, curriculum design, and thinking skills. He is the past editor of Trends and Issues, the journal of the Florida Council for the Social Studies, and has received over $1 million in technology grants.

J. HOWARD JOHNSTON is Professor of Secondary Education at the University of South Florida. He has authored over 100 works on middle-level education and has presented over 1500 invited papers, lectures, and keynote addresses in all 50 U.S. states, 7 Canadian provinces, and more than a dozen countries in Europe, South America, Asia, and the Caribbean. In addition to nine books, he has published in the NASSP Bulletin, Middle School Journal, Phi Delta Kappan, School Administrator, Schools in the Middle, School Boards Journal, and numerous other outlets. He is the recipient of the National Association of Secondary School Principals' Distinguished Service Award, National Middle School Association's Presidential Award for Excellence, and Gruhn-Long Award for lifetime service to middle-level education. He has served on the Board of Trustees of the National Middle School Association and the Council on Middle Level Education for the National Association of Secondary School Principals. He currently serves as a Lead Team consultant for the Champion International Corporation's Middle School Partnership.
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