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Active Experiences for Active Children : Social Studies,9780130834324

Active Experiences for Active Children : Social Studies

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Edition:
2nd
ISBN13:

9780130834324

ISBN10:
0130834327
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2006
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall
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Summary

This useful guide contains an overview of theory, many practical activities, observation forms, curriculum planning ideas and sample webs for teachers, and letters to parents for planning social studies curriculum for preschoolers and primary-grade students. Key changes include a new chapter on Different Kinds of Families, integrated social studies standards, and an emphasis on inquiry skills.& Early Childhood Education settings, such as preschools and day care centers.& Also General K-3 Inservice teachers.

Table of Contents

PART ONE Theory of Active Experiences 1(49)
Experiences and Education: Putting Dewey's Theory Into Practice
3(10)
Deep Personal Meaning
4(2)
Firsthand Experience
4(1)
Initiative, Choices, and Decision Making
5(1)
Age Appropriateness
6(1)
Content with Integrity and Meaning
6(1)
Involving Others
7(2)
Play
7(1)
Group Work and Projects
7(1)
Interactions with Teachers and Other Adults
8(1)
Covered with Language
9(1)
Continuity of Learning
9(1)
Time to Reflect
10(1)
Organizing
10(1)
Evaluating
11(1)
Summary
11(2)
Active Children---Active Environments
13(12)
The Essentials: Health, Safety, Inclusion, and Beauty
14(1)
Health and Safety
14(1)
Planning for Inclusion
14(1)
Beauty
15(1)
Indoor Spaces
15(5)
Art Centers
16(1)
Book and Library Centers
16(1)
Sociodramatic Play Areas
17(1)
Areas for Manipulatives
18(1)
Science Areas
18(1)
Block Areas
19(1)
Water and Sand Areas
19(1)
Music Areas
19(1)
Computer Stations
19(1)
Quiet Spaces
20(1)
Outdoor Spaces
20(1)
Physical Activity
21(1)
Other Outdoor Activity
21(2)
Sociodramatic Play
21(1)
Art
21(1)
Science
22(1)
Music
22(1)
Math
22(1)
Organized Games
22(1)
The Teacher's Role
23(1)
Summary
24(1)
Building Connections to Home and Community Through Active Experiences
25(12)
Out Into the School
27(1)
Persons in the Immediate Environment
27(1)
Inside the School Building
27(1)
Outside in the Natural Environment
28(1)
Out Into the Neighborhood and Community
28(1)
Basic Guidelines for Meaningful Field Experiences
29(1)
Building Connections with the Neighborhood and Community
30(3)
For Democracy
30(1)
For Diversity
31(2)
The Home-School Connection
33(2)
Summary
35(2)
Experiences and Social Studies Content
37(12)
Knowledge of Children
38(1)
Three-Year-olds
38(1)
Four-Year-Olds
38(1)
Five-Year-Olds
39(1)
Knowledge of the Subject Matter---The Social Studies
39(2)
Bringing Knowledge of Children and Content Together
41(1)
Expanding and Extending Firsthand Experiences
42(1)
Summary
43(1)
References
44(3)
Resources
47(2)
PART TWO Guides to Active Experiences 49(112)
The Past Is Present: History for Young Children
51(16)
For the Teacher
52(2)
What You'll Need to Know
52(1)
Key Concepts
52(1)
Goals and Objectives
52(1)
What You'll Need
52(2)
The Home-School Connection
54(1)
Evaluating and Assessing Children's Learning
54(1)
For the Children
54(13)
Measuring the Passage of Time
54(2)
Learning to Record the Passage of Time
56(2)
Reaching Conclusions About the Past
58(1)
Reflecting
59(1)
Extending and Expanding to the Early Primary Grades
59(2)
Documenting Children's Learning
61(6)
Earth: The Place We Live
67(18)
For the Teacher
68(2)
What You'll Need to Know
68(1)
Key Concepts
68(1)
Goals and Objectives
68(1)
What You'll Need
68(2)
The Home-School Connection
70(1)
Evaluating and Assessing Children's Learning
70(1)
For the Children
70(15)
A Variety of Surfaces Cover the Earth
70(3)
Each Place Has Unique Characteristics
73(1)
A Wide Variety of Plants and Animals Live on the Earth
74(2)
Reflecting
76(1)
Extending and Expanding to the Early Primary Grades
76(1)
Documenting Children's Learning
77(8)
Way Up in the Sky
85(12)
For the Teacher
86(1)
What You'll Need to Know
86(1)
Key Concepts
86(1)
Goals and Objectives
86(1)
What You'll Need
86(1)
The Home-School Connection
87(1)
Evaluating and Assessing Children's Learning
87(1)
For the Children
87(10)
The Earth Is Part of the Solar System
87(3)
Atmosphere Surrounds the Earth
90(4)
Reflecting
94(1)
Extending and Expanding to the Early Primary Grades
94(1)
Documenting Children's Literature
95(2)
Mapping for Young Children
97(14)
For the Teacher
98(2)
What You'll Need to Know
98(1)
Key Concepts
98(1)
Goals and Objectives
98(1)
What You'll Need
98(1)
The Home-School Connection
99(1)
Evaluating and Assessing Children's Learning
99(1)
For the Children
100(11)
Maps: Symbolic Representations
100(1)
Maps: Scale
101(2)
Maps: Perspective
103(1)
Reflecting
103(1)
Extending and Expanding to the Early Primary Grades
103(1)
Documenting Children's Literature
103(8)
Making and Keeping Friends
111(12)
For the Teacher
112(2)
What You'll Need to Know
112(1)
Key Concepts
112(1)
Goals and Objectives
112(1)
What You'll Need
113(1)
The Home-School Connection
114(1)
Evaluating and Assessing Children's Learning
114(1)
For the Children
114(9)
Forming a Positive Sense of Self
114(1)
Recognizing Their Feelings and the Feelings of Others
115(1)
Learning How to Make and Keep Friends
116(1)
Resolving Conflicts Effectively
116(1)
Reflecting
117(1)
Extending and Expanding to the Early Primary Grades
118(1)
Documenting Children's Literature
118(5)
Wants and Needs: Beginning Economic Concepts
123(14)
For the Teacher
124(2)
What You'll Need to Know
124(1)
Key Concepts
124(1)
Goals and Objectives
124(1)
What You'll Need
125(1)
The Home-School Connection
126(1)
Evaluating and Assessing Children's Learning
126(1)
For the Children
126(11)
Identifying Wants, Needs, and Choices
126(2)
Learning About Production and Consumption
128(1)
Identifying Monetary and Barter Exchange
128(1)
Learning About Work
129(1)
Reflecting
129(1)
Extending and Expanding to the Early Primary Grades
130(1)
Documenting Children's Literature
130(7)
Living in a Democracy: From Choices to Voting
137(12)
For the Teacher
138(2)
What You'll Need to Know
138(1)
Key Concepts
138(1)
Goals and Objectives
138(1)
What You'll Need
138(1)
The Home-School Connection
139(1)
Evaluating and Assessing Children's Learning
140(1)
For the Children
140(9)
Children Are Capable of Making Choices
140(2)
What Voting Means
142(1)
Why People Vote
143(1)
Reflecting
144(1)
Extending and Expanding to the Early Primary Grades
144(1)
Documenting Children's Literature
145(4)
Valuing Diversity
149(12)
For the Teacher
150(3)
What You'll Need to Know
150(1)
Key Concepts
150(1)
Goals and Objectives
150(1)
What You'll Need
151(1)
The Home-School Connection
152(1)
Evaluating and Assessing Children's Learning
152(1)
For the Children
153(8)
Valuing Others from Different Racial/Ethnic Groups
153(1)
Valuing Others with Special Needs
154(1)
Valuing Both Genders Equally
154(1)
Reflecting
155(1)
Extending and Expanding to the Early Primary Grades
156(1)
Documenting Children's Literature
156(5)
Index 161


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