Effective Teaching in Elementary Social Studies

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-03-07
  • Publisher: Pearson
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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
Common Strands
The Social Studies Curriculum
Working With Standards
History and Geography
Political Science, Economics and Relatedsocial Sciences
Political Science
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
Service Learning
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
Research Skills
Time and Chronology Skills
Interpreting Political Cartoons
Accommodating Culture, Gender, and Exceptionality
Multicultural Dimensions
Gender Issues
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
Modifying Lessons
Planning for Success
Aims, Goals, Learning Objectives
Information needed for Instructional Planning
Organizing Planning Information
Interdisciplinary Dimensions
Choosing Appropriate Themes
Integrating Unit Content
Integrating Units Around Childrenrsquo;s Literature
Integrating the Arts
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