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Essentials of Elementary Social Studiespresents the essentials of pertinent research, valued classroom methodology, and current practice in teaching elementary social studies at a length, format, and price perfect for the undergraduate course in social studies methods and ideal for " block" courses where more than one content area's methods are taught.
Table of Contents
|Today's Elementary Social Studies Classrooms|
|Change in the Society and Change in the Social Studies|
|Observing the Problems Approach in Operation in a Primary Classroom|
|Observing the Problems Approach in Operation in an Intermediate Classroom|
|Goals of Social Studies|
|Making Plans to Teach|
|Why Is Planning Important?Setting the Stage: Creating the Environment|
|Why Teachers Do Not Plan|
|Types of Planning for International Units: Why Different Units Are Suited to Different Kinds of Instructional Planning|
|Deciding on Unit Topics|
|Developing the Unit Plan|
|Content Outlines and Flowcharts|
|Unit Elements Format|
|What Makes a Unit Plan Suitable for Social Studies?|
|Finding and Using Prepared Units|
|Planning for Shorter Instruction Sequences|
|Two or Alternative Types of Plans|
|The Social Studies Program|
|Why Is There Controversy over Social Studies Programs?|
|Incorporating themes from the standards in Social Studies Education|
|What Is the Place of the Social Science Disciplines?|
|Making Textbook Units Work for You|
|Maximizing Effective Textbook Learning|
|Reading Abilities and Skills Needed in the Social Studies|
|Reading Problems and How to Deal with Them|
|Purposeful and Authentic Assessment and Evaluation|
|The Role of Assessment in the Social Studies|
|Principles of Assessment|
|The Changing Face of Assessment|
|Guidelines for Assessment|
|Authentic Assessment and Portfolios|
|Assessment Through Tests and Quizzes|
|Problems in Assessing Projects and Reports|
|Peer Assessment and Self-Evaluation|
|Teacher Observations and Anecdotal Records|
|Reading, Writing, and Technology as Tools for Social Studies Learning|
|Effective Reading, Writing, and Computer Use Assignments in the Social Studies|
|Use of Reference Reading and Children's Literature: Providing for Individual Differences|
|Dictionaries, Glossaries, and Indexes|
|Encyclopedias, Atlases, and Almanacs|
|Biographies and Other Nonfiction|
|Fiction and Poetry|
|Ten Ways to Do Book Reports "The Social Studies Way|
|"Whole Language and the Social Studies|
|Organizing to Write: Note Taking, Question Answering, and Outlining|
|Developing Research and Reporting Skills|
|Mathematics and the Social Studies: Charts, Graphs, and Maps|
|Using Computers for Social Studies Learning and Research|
|Study, Map, Time, and Economic Skills: The Urge Is the Edge|
|Building the Desire to Master Study Skills|
|Finding InformationTeaching about Maps and Globes|
|Maps Are to Use|
|Time Concepts and Skills|
|Teaching Thinking and Learning Skills|
|Focus ActivityThe Thinking Skills of Observing, Listening and Comprehending|
|Logical Thinking and Analyzing Skills|
|Critical and Creative Thinking|
|Problem Solving and Inquiry|
|Incorporating Thinking and Learning Skills into the Social Studies|
|Character Education and the Development of Values, Attitudes, and Appreciation.|
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