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Active Experiences for Active Children : Social Studies

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Edition:
2nd
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9780131707481

ISBN10:
0131707485
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Pub. Date:
9/13/2005
Publisher(s):
Pearson
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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(48)
Experiences and Education: Putting Dewey's Theory Into Practice
3(12)
Deep Personal Meaning
4(3)
Firsthand Experience
4(1)
Initiative, Choices, and Decision Making
5(1)
Age Appropriateness
6(1)
Content with Integrity and Meaning
7(2)
Involving Others
9(1)
Play
9(1)
Group Work and Projects
9(1)
Interactions with Teachers and Other Adults
10(1)
Covered with Language
10(1)
Continuity of Learning
11(1)
Time to Reflect
12(1)
Organizing
12(1)
Evaluating
13(1)
Summary
13(2)
Active Children---Active Environments
15(14)
The Essentials: Health, Safety, Inclusion, and Beauty
16(2)
Health and Safety
16(1)
Planning for Inclusion
17(1)
Beauty
18(1)
Indoor Spaces
18(5)
Art Centers
18(1)
Book and Library Centers
19(1)
Sociodramatic Play Areas
20(1)
Areas for Manipulatives
21(1)
Science Areas
21(1)
Block Areas
22(1)
Water and Sand Areas
22(1)
Music/Movement Areas
22(1)
Computer Stations
23(1)
Quiet Spaces
23(1)
Cooking Spaces
23(1)
Outdoor Spaces
23(1)
Physical Activity
24(1)
Other Outdoor Activity
25(1)
Sociodramatic Play
25(1)
Art
25(1)
Science
25(1)
Music
26(1)
Math
26(1)
Organized Games
26(1)
The Teacher's Role
26(1)
Summary
27(2)
Building Connections to Home and Community Through Active Experiences
29(12)
Out Into the School
31(2)
Persons in the Immediate Environment
31(1)
Inside the School Building
32(1)
Outside in the Natural Environment
32(1)
Out Into the Neighborhood and Community
33(1)
Basic Guidelines for Meaningful Field Experiences
33(1)
Safety Tips for Field Experiences
34(1)
Building Connections with the Neighborhood and Community
35(4)
For Democracy
35(1)
For Diversity
36(3)
The Home-School Connection
39(1)
Summary
40(1)
Experiences and Social Studies Content
41(8)
Knowledge of Children
42(1)
Three-Year-Olds
42(1)
Four-Year-Olds
43(1)
Five-Year-Olds
43(1)
Knowledge of the Subject Matter---The Social Studies
43(2)
Bringing Knowledge of Children and Content Together
45(1)
Expanding and Extending Firsthand Experiences
46(2)
Summary
48(1)
PART TWO Guides to Active Experiences
49(130)
Different Kinds of Families
51(16)
For the Teacher
52(4)
What You'll Need to Know
52(1)
Key Concepts, Goals, and Objectives Based on CTB and Curriculum Standards for the Social Studies
53(1)
What You'll Need
53(2)
The Home-School Connection
55(1)
Evaluating and Assessing Children's Learning
56(1)
For the Children
56(11)
Standard 1. Understanding What Families Do
56(1)
Standard 2. Learning and Describing the Unique Features of Different Families
57(2)
Standard 3. Children Will Form Positive Relationships with Children from Different Kinds of Families
59(2)
Reflecting
61(1)
Extending and Expanding to the Primary Grades
62(1)
Documenting Children's Learning
63(4)
The Past Is Present: History for Young Children
67(18)
For the Teacher
68(3)
What You'll Need to Know
68(1)
History Standards: Key Concepts
68(1)
Goals and Objectives
68(1)
What You'll Need
69(1)
The Home-School Connection
70(1)
Evaluating and Assessing Children's Learning
70(1)
For the Children
71(14)
Standard 1. Measuring the Passage of Time
71(1)
Standard 2. Learning About Past, Present, and Future Time
72(2)
Standard 3. Learning to Record the Changes That Occur with the Passage of Time
74(2)
Standard 4. Using the Methods of the Historian: Observing, Collecting Data, Reflecting, and Reaching Conclusions
76(1)
Reflecting and Reaching Conclusions
77(1)
Extending and Expanding to the Early Primary Grades
78(1)
Documenting Children's Learning
79(6)
Earth: The Place We Live
85(22)
For the Teacher
86(2)
What You'll Need to Know
86(1)
Geography Standards: Key Concepts
86(1)
Goals and Objectives
86(1)
What You'll Need
87(1)
Sand and Water for Children with Special Needs
88(2)
The Home-School Connection
89(1)
Evaluating and Assessing Children's Learning
89(1)
For the Children
90(6)
Standard 1. The Earth Is a Part of the Solar System
90(1)
Standard 2. The Earth Is Covered with Different Surfaces
91(3)
Standard 3. Each Place Has Unique Characteristics
94(1)
Standard 4. A Wide Variety of Plants and Animals Live on the Earth
95(1)
Reflecting
96(1)
Extending and Expanding to the Early Primary Grades
96(1)
Time to Pretend
96(11)
Documenting Children's Learning
97(10)
Mapping for Young Children
107(14)
For the Teacher
108(2)
What You'll Need to Know
108(1)
Mapping Standards
108(1)
Goals and Objectives
109(1)
What You'll Need
109(1)
The Home-School Connection
110(1)
Evaluating and Assessing Children's Learning
110(1)
For the Children
110(3)
Standard 1. Maps Use Lines, Color, and Other Symbols to Represent Reality and Are Used to Locate Oneself in Space
110(2)
Standard 2. Scale
112(1)
Standard 3. Perspective
113(1)
Just Pretend
113(8)
Reflecting
114(1)
Extending and Expanding to the Early Primary Grades
114(1)
Documenting Children's Learning
114(7)
Making and Keeping Friends
121(14)
For the Teacher
122(3)
What You'll Need to Know
122(1)
Key Concepts Based on CTB and Curriculum Standards for Social Studies
122(1)
Goals and Objectives
123(1)
What You'll Need
123(2)
The Home-School Connection
125(1)
Evaluating and Assessing Children's Learning
125(1)
For the Children
125(10)
Standard 1. Forming a Positive Sense of Self
125(2)
Standard 2. Recognizing Their Feelings and the Feelings of Others
127(1)
Standard 3. Learning How to Make and Keep Friends
128(1)
Standard 4. Resolving Conflicts Effectively
128(1)
Reflecting and Reaching Conclusions
129(1)
Extending and Expanding to the Early Primary Grades
130(1)
Documenting Children's Learning
131(4)
Wants and Needs: Beginning Economic Concepts
135(16)
For the Teacher
136(3)
What You'll Need to Know
136(1)
Key Concepts Based on Curriculum Standards for Social Studies
136(1)
Goals and Objectives
136(1)
What You'll Need
137(1)
The Home-School Connection
138(1)
Evaluating and Assessing Children's Learning
138(1)
For the Children
139(12)
Standard 1. Identifying Wants, Needs, and Choices
139(1)
Standard 2. Learning About Production and Consumption
140(1)
Standard 3. Identifying Monetary and Barter Exchanges
141(1)
Standard 4. Learning About Work
142(1)
Reflecting
142(1)
Extending and Expanding to the Early Primary Grades
143(1)
Documenting Children's Learning
143(8)
Living in a Democracy: From Choices to Voting
151(14)
For the Teacher
152(3)
What You'll Need to Know
152(1)
Key Concepts Based on CTB Standards and Curriculum Standards for Social Studies
152(1)
Goals and Objectives
153(1)
What You'll Need
153(1)
The Home-School Connection
154(1)
Evaluating and Assessing Children's Learning
154(1)
For the Children
155(10)
Standard 1. Children Are Capable of Making Choices
155(2)
Standard 2. What Voting Means
157(2)
Standard 3. Why People Vote
159(1)
Reflecting
160
Extending and Expanding to the Early Primary Grades
159(1)
Documenting Children's Learning
160(5)
Valuing Diversity
165(14)
For the Teacher
166(4)
What You'll Need to Know
166(1)
Key Concepts Based on CTB Guidelines and Curriculum Standards for Social Studies
166(1)
Goals and Objectives
167(1)
What You'll Need
167(3)
The Home-School Connection
170(1)
Evaluating and Assessing Children's Learning
170(1)
For the Children
170(9)
Standard 1. Valuing Cultural Diversity
170(2)
Standard 2. Valuing Others with Special Needs
172(1)
Standard 3. Valuing Gender Equality
173(1)
Reflecting and Reaching Conclusions
174(1)
Extending and Expanding to the Early Primary Grades
174(1)
Documenting Children's Learning
175(4)
References 179(4)
Resources 183(2)
Index 185


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