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Essentials of Elementary Social Studies

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Edition:
2nd
ISBN13:

9780205280353

ISBN10:
0205280358
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
3/1/1999
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall

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Summary

Similar to the first edition, the second edition of Essentials of Elementary Social Studies presents the essentials of pertinent research, valued classroom methodology, and current practice in teaching elementary social studies at a length, format, and price perfect for the undergraduate course in social studies methods. It is ideal for block courses where more than one content area's methods are taught, or for general methods courses where the instructor would like more coverage of specific subjects.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
1 Today's Elementary Social Studies Classrooms
1(12)
Looking Ahead
1(1)
Can You? Do You?
1(1)
Change in Society and Change in the Social Studies
2(1)
Observing the Problems Approach in Operation in a Primary Classroom
3(2)
Observing the Problems Approach in Operation in an Intermediate Classroom
5(1)
Goals of the Social Studies
6(5)
Looking Back
11(1)
Self-Test
11(1)
References
12(1)
Suggested Reading
12(1)
2 Making Plans to Teach
13(44)
Looking Ahead
13(1)
Can You? Do You?
13(1)
Focus Activity
14(1)
Why Is Planning Important
15(2)
Setting the Stage: Creating the Environment
17(1)
Why Teachers Do Not Plan
17(3)
Types of Planning for Instructional Units: Why Different Units Are Suited to Different Kinds of Instructional Planning
20(3)
Deciding on Unit Topics
23(3)
Developing the Unit Plan
26(1)
Instructional Objectives
27(1)
Content Outlines and Flowcharts
28(2)
Concept Web
30(1)
Moving toward the Development of Activities
30(3)
Unit Elements Format
33(13)
What Makes a Unit Plan Suitable for Social Studies?
46(1)
Finding and Using Prepared Units
46(1)
Planning for Shorter Instruction Sequences
47(3)
Two Supplemental or Alternative Types of Plans
50(5)
Looking Back
55(1)
Self-Test
56(1)
References
56(1)
Suggested Reading
56(1)
3 The Social Studies Program
57(18)
Looking Ahead
57(1)
Can You? Do You?
57(1)
Why Is There Controversy over Social Studies Programs
58(3)
Themes in Social Studies Education
61(5)
What Is the Place of the Social Science Disciplines?
66(7)
Looking Back
73(1)
Self-Test
73(1)
References
73(1)
Suggested Reading
74(1)
4 Textbook Units and Their Uses
75(20)
Looking Ahead
75(1)
Can You? Do You?
76(1)
Textbook Units
76(1)
Maximizing Effective Textbook Learning
77(2)
Reading Abilities and Skills Needed in the Social Studies
79(1)
Reading Problems and How to Deal with Them
80(12)
Looking Back
92(1)
Self-Test
93(1)
References
93(1)
Suggested Reading
94(1)
5 Organizing to Teach, Assess, and Evaluate in the Social Studies
95(19)
Looking Ahead
95(1)
Can You? Do You?
95(1)
The Role of Evaluation in the Social Studies
96(1)
Principles of Evaluation
97(1)
Evaluation and the Problems Approach
98(2)
Guidelines for Evaluation
100(2)
Authentic Assessment and Portfolios
102(2)
Evaluating through Tests and Quizzes
104(3)
Problems in Evaluating Projects and Reports
107(1)
Subjective Evaluation
108(1)
Peer Evaluation and Self-Evaluation
109(1)
Checklist Evaluation
109(1)
Analytical Evaluation
110(1)
Teacher Observations and Anecdotal Records
111(1)
Looking Back
112(1)
Self-Test
113(1)
Suggested Reading
113(1)
6 Reading, Writing, and Computers as Tools for Social Studies Learning
114(25)
Looking Ahead
114(1)
Can You? Do You?
114(1)
Effective Reading, Writing, and Computer Use Assignments in the Social Studies
115(1)
Use of Reference Reading and Children's Literature: Providing for Individual Differences
116(1)
Dictionaries, Glossaries, and Indexes
117(1)
Encyclopedias, Atlases, and Almanacs
117(1)
Biographies and Other Nonfiction
118(2)
Fiction and Poetry
120(3)
Ten Ways to Do Book Reports "The Social Studies Way"
123(1)
Whole Language and the Social Studies
124(1)
Organizing to Write: Note Taking, Question Answering, and Outlining
124(4)
Developing Research and Reporting Skills
128(2)
Writing Creatively
130(2)
Mathematics and the Social Studies: Charts, Graphs, and Maps
132(1)
Using Computers for Social Studies Learning and Research
133(3)
Looking Back
136(1)
Self-Test
137(1)
References: Professional Materials
138(1)
References: Children's Literature
138(1)
Suggested Reading
138(1)
7 Study, Map, Time, and Economic Skills: The Urge Is the Edge
139(20)
Looking Ahead
139(1)
Can You? Do You?
139(1)
Building the Desire to Master Study Skills
140(5)
Teaching about Maps and Globes
145(3)
Maps Are to Use
148(4)
Time Concepts and Skills
152(3)
Economic Skills
155(2)
Looking Back
157(1)
Self-Test
158(1)
Suggested Reading
158(1)
8 Teaching Thinking and Learning Skills
159(14)
Looking Ahead
159(1)
Can You? Do You?
160(1)
The Thinking Skills of Observing, Listening, and Comprehending
160(2)
Logical Thinking and Analyzing Skills
162(1)
Critical and Creative Thinking
163(1)
Problem Solving and Inquiry
164(7)
Incorporating Thinking and Learning Skills into the Social Studies
171(1)
Looking Back
171(1)
Self-Test
172(1)
References
172(1)
Suggested Reading
172(1)
9 Character Education and the Development of Attitudes, Values, and Appreciation
173(18)
Looking Ahead
173(1)
Can You? Do You?
174(1)
Character Education and Citizenship
175(1)
Looking at Character Education and Values from a World View Perspective
175(1)
Decision-Making Skills in Relation to Values
176(4)
What Values Do We Want to Teach?
180(4)
How Do We Develop Values?
184(5)
Looking Back
189(1)
Self-Test
189(1)
References
190(1)
Suggested Reading
190(1)
10 Using Simulation Games and Other Types of Drama in the Social Studies
191(38)
Looking Ahead
191(1)
Can You? Do You?
192(1)
The Importance of Drama in the Social Studies
192(2)
Simulation Games
194(12)
Mock Trials
206(4)
Drama through Reading: Guided Fantasy, Class Action Drama, Readers' Theater, and Dramatic Reading
210(9)
Role Plays and Other Structured Drama Techniques
219(1)
Art-and Story-Related Dramatic Techniques
220(2)
Reenactment
222(1)
Interactional Drama
223(2)
Drama Units
225(1)
Story Telling
225(1)
Effective Use of Drama
226(1)
Looking Back
227(1)
Self-Test
228(1)
References
228(1)
Suggested Reading
228(1)
Index 229


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