9780024313522

Teaching Elementary Social Studies : Principles and Applications

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  • ISBN13:

    9780024313522

  • ISBN10:

    0024313521

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2000
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Summary

Text is appropriate for course in Elementary Social Studies Methods This book presents a methodology that offers every child a chance to succeed regardless of language, culture, intellectual ability, physical attributes, emotional capabilities, or social skills. It encourages teachers to recognize that each child is unique and brings a special set of skills and abilities to the classroom. The unifying theme of the text is diversity, and the author introduces several dimensions beyond the pluralistic nature of the student population. It promotes the idea that diverse students require a diverse pedagogy and offers specific ways to introduce meaningful topics in ways that will engage all students.

Table of Contents

Part I The Foundations of Social Studies Teaching 1(77)
An Introduction to the Social Studies: Linking the Past and the Present
2(25)
Children, Diversity, and Learning: Understanding Your Students
27(25)
The Transformed Curriculum: Infusing Multicultural Perspectives
52(25)
Part II The Fundamentals of Social Studies Teaching 77(168)
Lesson Plans: Organizing Instruction
78(23)
Cooperative Learning: Enhancing Skills and Knowledge Through Group Activities
101(18)
Inquiry: Challenging Students with Discovery Learning and Problem Solving
119(20)
Critical Thinking: Confronting Students with the Complex and the Controversial
139(20)
Assessment: Acquiring and Analyzing Data on Student Achievement
159(24)
The Integrated Curriculum: Incorporating the Language Arts, the Performing Arts, and the Visual Arts
183(33)
Units of Instruction: Putting It All Together to Create a Powerful Social Studies Program
216(29)
Part III Sources of Content for Social Studies Teaching 245(102)
Democratic Citizenship: Participating in Civic Life
246(29)
History and Geography: Understanding People of Different Times and Places
275(37)
The Other Social Sciences and Topics of Special Interest: Completing the Social Studies Curriculum
312(35)
Children's Literature to Support Social Studies Instruction 347(5)
References 352(32)
Index 384

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