Teaching Elementary Social Studies

Teaching Elementary Social Studies : Principles and Applications

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For Elementary Social Studies Methods courses.Today, social studies teachers are facing more diversity than ever before-in content, pedagogy, and student populations. With diversity as its central theme, and encompassing more than 150 classroom activities and strategies, this text will ready prospective teachers to meet challenges in all areas of diversity, sensitively and effectively. The author encourages students to see each child as bringing to the classroom a specific set of skills and knowledge that can inform teaching as well as enhance the child's learning and that of his/her classmates. In addition, he argues that diversity in subject matter, instructional methods, and teaching venues affects social studies instruction as much as diversity in the student populations, and thus, is equally important.
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  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 188 x 231.1 x 17.8mm | 612.36g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0131128442
  • 9780131128446

Table of contents

PART I: THE FOUNDATIONS OF SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHING. 1. An Introduction to the Social Studies: Linking the Past and the Present. 2. Children, Diversity, and Learning: Understanding Your Students. 3. The Transformed Curriculum: Infusing Multicultural Perspectives. PART II: THE FUNDAMENTALS OF SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHING. 4. Lesson Plans: Organizing Instruction. 5. Cooperative Learning: Enhancing Skills and Knowledge through Group Activities. 6. Inquiry and Critical Thinking: Challenging Students with the Complex and the Controversial. 7. Technology: Teaching with Computer-Based Resources. 8. Assessment: Acquiring and Analyzing Data on Student Achievement. 9. The Integrated Curriculum: Incorporating the Language Arts, the Performing Arts, and the Visual Arts. 10. Units of Instruction: Putting it All Together to Create a Powerful Social Studies Program. PART III: SOURCES OF CONTENT FOR SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHING. 11. Democratic Citizenship: Participating in Civic Life. 12. History and Geography: Understanding People of Different Times and Places. 13. The Other Social Sciences and Topics of Special Interest: Completing the Social Sciences Curriculum. Children's Literature to Support Social Studies Instruction. References. Index.
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