Essentials of Elementary Social Studies, (Part of the Essentials of Classroom Teaching Series), MyLabSchool Edition

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-01-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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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
Focus Activity
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
Instructional Objectives
Content Outlines and Flowcharts
Concept Webs
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
Textbook Units
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
Subjective Assessment
Peer Assessment and Self-Evaluation
Checklist Assessment
Analytical Assessment
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
Writing Creatively
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
Economic 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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