Elementary Social Studies A Practical Guide (with MyEducationLab)

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  • Edition: 7th
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  • Copyright: 2008-04-10
  • 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

The Elementary Social Studies Curriculum
Images of the Social Studies
Small Group Work: What Works Best?
Small Group Work: How Important Is Social Studies to You?
What Are the Goals of Social Studies?
What Is Social Studies?
More Emphasis on History
On Your Own: Should It Be Social Studies or History, Civics, Geography?
Your Choice
On Your Own: Compare the Approaches
What Should be Taught?
State Standards and ldquo;No Child Left Behind.rdquo;
National Standards
State Standards
Changing Statesrsquo; Role and NCLB
On Your Own: What Is Your Reaction to State Social Studies Standards?
Should Values and Character Education be Taught?
Role Model
Character Education
Your Decision on Values
On Your Own: What Are the Sources of Your Values?
What Are the National Curriculum Patterns?
On Your Own: Your State Curriculum
Why Are Textbooks Important?
On Your Own: Compare the Texts: Identify Differences
Scope and Sequence
Small Group Work: Check Were You Stand
Suggested Readings and Web Sites
Planning For Social Studies Instruction
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