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Social Studies for the Preschool/Primary Child,9780130216526

Social Studies for the Preschool/Primary Child

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Edition:
6th
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9780130216526

ISBN10:
0130216526
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2001
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall
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Summary

For a course in early childhood social studies. Based on a solid theories and research regarding child growth, development, and learning, this text presents a multitude of practical ideas, suggestions, and guides for introducing young children to social studies content. Play and activity are integrated throughout the book, which reflects the author's philosophy that play serves not only as the integration of social studies curriculum, but also functions as the basic mode of children's learning. The text is specifically designed for teachers of pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and primary grade children.

Table of Contents

PART 1 PLANNING FOR THE SOCIAL STUDIES 1(122)
These are the Social Studies
3(20)
Past Approaches to the Social Studies
5(9)
Here-and-Now Curriculum
5(3)
Social-Living Curriculum
8(2)
Holiday Curriculum
10(1)
Social Forces and Theories Affected the Curriculum
10(4)
Social Studies Today
14(4)
Integrated
14(1)
Meaningful
14(1)
Of High Interest
15(2)
Skills, Attitudes, and Knowledge
17(1)
Summary
18(1)
Extend Your Knowledge
18(1)
Resources
19(1)
References
20(3)
Planning to Teach
23(36)
Knowledge of Children
24(4)
Children Are Alike
25(1)
Children Have Similar Needs
25(1)
Children Are Active Learners
25(1)
Children Pass Through the Same Stages of Thought
25(1)
So Alike---So Different
26(2)
Special Needs
28(3)
A Program of Inclusion
31(1)
Knowledge of the Community
32(1)
The Child's Physical World
32(1)
Cultural Knowledge and Values
33(1)
Knowledge of the Social Studies
34(1)
Short- and Long-Term Planning
34(5)
Involving the Children
35(1)
Planning for the Spontaneous
36(1)
Lesson Plans
37(1)
Preparation
38(1)
Objectives
39(9)
Procedures
40(1)
Evaluation
40(1)
Long-Term Units, Projects, and Thematic Learning
41(2)
Planning Units, Projects, or Thematic Learning
43(5)
Evaluating the Unit, Project, or Thematic Learning
48(1)
Evaluation
48(1)
Observation
49(3)
Portfolios
50(1)
Informal Interviews
51(1)
Performance Interviews
52(1)
Checklists
52(1)
Standardized Tests
52(1)
Summary
53(1)
Extend Your Knowledge
53(1)
Resources
54(1)
References
55(4)
Celebrating Diversity
59(24)
What Are Your Attitudes?
61(3)
How Children Learn of Others
64(8)
Key Concepts
65(1)
Interconnectedness and Interdependency
66(1)
Similarities
67(1)
Art Forms
67(1)
Group Rules
68(1)
Social Organization
69(1)
Basic Needs
69(1)
Language
70(2)
Resources for Learning About Others
72(1)
Teaching Peace---Understanding War
73(5)
Teaching Peace
74(1)
Understanding Violence and War
75(3)
Summary
78(1)
Extend Your Knowledge
78(1)
Resources
78(2)
References
80(3)
Resources for Learning
83(40)
The Children
84(1)
The Family
85(3)
Informal Involvement
85(2)
Formal Involvement
87(1)
The School
88(1)
The Classroom
89(24)
Deciding on Centers of Interest
90(1)
Introducing Centers of Interest
90(1)
Types of Centers of Interest
91(12)
Vicarious Materials in the Classroom
103(10)
Resources Within the Community: Field Trips
113(5)
Types of Field Trips
114(1)
Planning the Trip
115(3)
Summary
118(1)
Extend Your Knowledge
119(1)
Resources
119(1)
References
120(3)
PART 2 THE PROCESSES OF SOCIAL STUDIES 123(86)
Social Skills
125(32)
Social Skills Develop
127(1)
Theories of Socialization
127(5)
Behavioral Theories
127(1)
Freudian Theory
128(1)
Erik Erikson's Theory
129(1)
Social-Cognitive Theories
130(2)
Factors Affecting Social Development
132(8)
The Family
132(1)
Role of the Community
133(1)
The Role of the School
134(1)
The Self-Concept
135(5)
Prosocial Skills
140(13)
Relating with Others
140(1)
Communicating
140(6)
Sharing
146(4)
Cooperating
150(1)
Making and Having Friends
151(2)
Summary
153(1)
Extend Your Knowledge
154(1)
Resources
154(1)
References
154(3)
Attitudes and Values
157(26)
How Children Learn Attitudes and Values
159(3)
Values and Attitudes Are Modeled
159(1)
Values and Attitudes Are Reinforced
160(1)
Values and Attitudes Are Learned
161(1)
Which Theory?
162(4)
Indoctrination
162(1)
Value Clarification
163(1)
Value Analysis
164(2)
What Values Should Be Taught?
166(7)
Democratic Values
167(4)
Participation in a Democratic Society
171(2)
Teaching Political Concepts
173(6)
Flags as Symbols
173(1)
Political Attitudes and the Pledge of Allegiance
174(1)
Patriotism
175(1)
Civic Participation
176(3)
Summary
179(1)
Extend Your Knowledge
179(1)
Resources
180(1)
References
180(3)
Thinking and Concept Formation
183(26)
Planning Thinking Experiences
185(2)
Firsthand Experiences
185(1)
Experiences Involving Others
186(1)
Experiences Requiring Language
186(1)
Fostering Thinking Processes
187(12)
Questioning and Sensing Problems
187(1)
Locating Information: Field Trips
188(2)
Organizing and Interpreting Information
190(5)
Seeing Relationships and Beginning to Generalize
195(2)
Interpreting, Reflecting, and Reaching Conclusions
197(2)
Concept Formation
199(3)
Key Concepts
200(1)
Concept Development
200(2)
Nurturing Concept Formation
202(3)
The Problem of the Match
202(2)
Guidelines for Concept Formation
204(1)
Summary
205(1)
Extend Your Knowledge
206(1)
Resources
207(1)
References
207(2)
PART 3 THE CONTENT OF THE SOCIAL STUDIES 209(87)
History
211(30)
Key Concepts
213(1)
Time
214(5)
Development of Time Concepts
214(2)
Routines That Teach Time
216(1)
Measuring Time
217(1)
The Passage of Time
218(1)
Change
219(4)
In School
219(1)
In the Neighborhood
220(1)
In Nature
220(1)
In Children
221(2)
The Continuity of Human Life
223(9)
The Family
224(1)
Intergenerational Contacts
225(2)
Holiday Celebrations
227(5)
The Past
232(3)
People
232(1)
Objects
232(2)
Narratives
234(1)
Methods of the Historian
235(1)
Summary
236(1)
Extend Your Knowledge
236(1)
Resources
237(1)
References
238(3)
Geography
241(36)
Key Concepts
243(1)
The Earth Is the Place Where We Live
244(12)
Environment Where We Live
245(1)
Land and Water
246(3)
Caring for Our Earth---The Place Where We Live
249(4)
A Nearly Round Sphere in a Solar System
253(3)
Direction and Location
256(12)
Movement Exploration
257(1)
Directional Terms
258(3)
Distance and Measurement
261(1)
Maps and Globes
262(6)
Relationships Within Places
268(4)
Spatial Interactions
270(1)
Regions
271(1)
Summary
272(1)
Extend Your Knowledge
272(1)
Resources
273(1)
References
274(3)
Economics
277(19)
Development of Economic Concepts
279(2)
Key Concepts
281(4)
Scarcity
281(1)
Wants and Needs
281(3)
Decision Making
284(1)
Economic Production
285(6)
Consumers
285(4)
Consuming Services
289(1)
Production of Goods and Provision of Services
290(1)
Preparing for Careers
291(3)
Attitudes and Values
292(1)
Essential Skills
293(1)
Summary
294(1)
Extend Your Knowledge
295(1)
Resources
295(1)
Books for Teachers and Parents
296(1)
References 296(3)
Index 299


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