Elementary Social Studies : A Practical Guide

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  • Edition: 7th
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  • Copyright: 2008-02-15
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Elementary Social Studies: A Practical Guide, 7/eis designed to focus on central concerns in teaching social studies in a standards-based environment. This is a brief text which enables teachers to successfully implement a social studies curriculum with concepts, strategies, and values relevant to elementary and middle grades.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
The Elementary Social Studies Curriculump. 1
What Are Your Images of the Social Studies?p. 2
What Is Social Studies and What Are the Goals of Social Studies?p. 4
What Should Be Taught? State Standards and No Child Left Behind (NCLB)p. 9
Should Values Be Taught?p. 16
What Are the National Curriculum Patterns?p. 21
Why Are Textbooks and Technology Important?p. 26
Summaryp. 30
Suggested Readings and Websitesp. 30
MyEducationLabp. 31
Planning for Social Studies Instructionp. 32
Planningp. 33
Goals, Long-Range Planning, and Standards/Instructional Objectivesp. 35
Treasury of Resources and Technology for Planningp. 46
Unitsp. 48
Lesson Plansp. 68
Summaryp. 71
Suggested Readings and Websitesp. 71
MyEducationLabp. 72
Instructional Strategiesp. 73
Different Methodsp. 74
What Happens in Real Classrooms?p. 76
Direct Teaching: From Passive to Active Learningp. 77
Problem-Based Learning and Thinkingp. 81
Inductive Thinking and Questioningp. 91
Cooperative or Collaborative Learningp. 94
Role Playingp. 102
Simulationsp. 105
Summaryp. 107
Suggested Readings and Websitesp. 108
MyEducationLabp. 109
Using Multiple Assessments to Evaluate Student Learning in the Social Studiesp. 110
Perceptions of Testingp. 111
Federal and State Roles in Testingp. 115
Performance-Based Assessmentp. 119
Paper-and-Pencil Testsp. 128
Informal Evaluationsp. 133
Conferences, Grades, and Report Cardsp. 138
Summaryp. 140
Suggested Readings and Websitesp. 140
MyEducationLabp. 141
Aiding Our Students to Interpret Historyp. 142
The Central Place of History in the Social Studies Curriculump. 143
History Warsp. 145
History Definitions and Issuesp. 148
Linking History and Trade Books to Studentsp. 159
Doing History or Being a Historianp. 165
The Promise of the Internet: Primary and Secondary Sourcesp. 174
Learning About Time and Chronologyp. 176
Summaryp. 181
Suggested Readings and Websitesp. 181
MyEducationLabp. 182
Teaching Geographyp. 183
Are Students and Adults Literate in Geography?p. 184
Beyond State Capitals: Making Geography Engagingp. 192
Teaching Map and Globe Skillsp. 199
Summaryp. 208
Suggested Readings and Websitesp. 208
MyEducationLabp. 209
Teaching Economicsp. 210
Economics Standardsp. 211
Strategies for Teaching Economicsp. 216
Financial Literacy or Personal Financep. 229
Summaryp. 237
Suggested Readings and Websitesp. 237
MyEducationLabp. 238
Teaching Civic Educationp. 239
Different Meaning of Citizenshipp. 240
Civic Educationp. 241
Classroom Civic Educationp. 243
Instruction in Civic Educationp. 249
Current Events/Current Affairs Programsp. 253
Teaching Controversial Issuesp. 256
Linking Schoolwide Citizenship to the Communityp. 263
Teaching Global Educationp. 266
Summaryp. 274
Suggested Readings and Websitesp. 274
MyEducationLabp. 275
Helping All Our Diverse Studentsp. 276
Growing Diversityp. 277
Genderp. 281
Multicultural Educationp. 287
Teaching Religionp. 295
Exceptionalitiesp. 297
Differentiated Instructionp. 301
Summaryp. 304
Suggested Readings and Websitesp. 305
MyEducationLabp. 306
Linking Social Studies and Literacyp. 307
Linking Social Studies and Literacyp. 308
Meeting the Needs of English Language Learnersp. 309
Readingp. 318
Listening and Writingp. 326
Summaryp. 333
Suggested Readings and Websitesp. 333
MyEducationLabp. 334
Indexp. 335
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