Effective Teaching in Elementary Social Studies

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1999-07-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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This text is appropriate for Elementary Social Studies Methods courses. Updated to reflect the impact of national standards and technology, this comprehensive methods book focuses on the role of the social studies disciplines as a foundation for social studies instruction. The strength of the text is its ability to demonstrate what social studies should accomplish by identifying national standards and providing an overview of history. It assists future teachers in grasping what generalizations and concepts can be used to accomplish a variety of goals.

Table of Contents

1. Defining the Social Studies.
2. Content Sources: History and Geography.
3. Content Sources: Political Science and Law-Focused Education.
4. Content Sources: Economics, Sociology, Anthropology, and Psychology.
5. Multicultural and Gender Issues.
6. Acquisition of Information and Individualized Learning.
7. Constructing Knowledge: Concepts and Generalizations.
8. Inquiry and Thinking Skills.
9. Group Learning.
10. Developing Prosocial Behavior.
11. Social Studies Tools: Maps, Globes and Graphs.
12. Planning Instruction.
13. Assessing Learning.
14. Social Studies and the Integrated Curriculum.
15. Social Studies and Technology.
16. Social Studies for Limited-English-Proficient Learners.

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