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The sixth edition of this popular book helps readers aid children in developing thinking skills and master principles, encouraging them to understand the world, approach challenges from different perspectives, and understand and stand firm in the face of injustice. Understanding social studies is crucial to the creation of thoughtful, involved citizens.Up-to-date material on technology and pro-social behavior challenges readers to reflect upon significant issues. Topics include: the definition of social studies; history and geography; political science and economics; sociology, anthropology and psychology; teaching social studies; culture, gender, and exceptionalities; planning and assessing by working with the social studies standards.This book will serve as an excellent resource for all educators in the field of social studies, as well as for those employed in various fields where social studies is a component in understanding today's social trends.
Table of Contents
|Defining the Social Studies|
|What is the Social Studies A Working Definition of the Social Studies|
|The Social Studies Curriculum|
|Working With Standards|
|History and Geography|
|Political Science, Economics and Relatedsocial Sciences|
|Active Learning: Giving Life and Meaning Tosocial Studies|
|A rationale for Applied Learning|
|Challenges to Implementing Applied Learning|
|Approaches to Providing Active, Concrete Learning Experience|
|Preparing Short Term for Active Learning Experiences|
|Dealing with Controversial Issues|
|Selecting Teaching Approaches Forknowledge Acquisition|
|Variables that Influence Selection|
|Approaches Focused on Knowledge Acquisition|
|Selected Teaching Approaches for Knowledge Discovery|
|Approaches Focused on Discovery of Knowledge|
|Teaching Social Studies Skills|
|Developing Social Skills|
|Developing Map and Globe Skills|
|Time and Chronology Skills|
|Interpreting Political Cartoons|
|Accommodating Culture, Gender, and Exceptionality|
|Social Studies for Limited-English-Proficient Learners|
|The Instructional Challenge|
|Categories of Language Proficiency|
|Problems for Limited-English-Proficient Students|
|Sheltered Instruction in the Social Studies|
|Successful Instructional Practices|
|Planning for Success|
|Aims, Goals, Learning Objectives|
|Information needed for Instructional Planning|
|Organizing Planning Information|
|Choosing Appropriate Themes|
|Integrating Unit Content|
|Integrating Units Around Childrenrsquo;s Literature|
|Integrating the Arts|
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