Making Connections in Elementary and Middle School Social Studies

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-10-15
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc

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Making Connections in Elementary and Middle School Social Studies, Second Edition is the best text for teaching elementary and middle school teachers how to integrate social studies into other content areas. This book is a comprehensive, reader-friendly text that demonstrates how personal connections can be incorporated into social studies education while meeting the National Council for the Social Studies' thematic, pedagogical, and disciplinary standards. Praised for its 'śwealth of strategies that go beyond social studies teaching,'ť including classroom strategies, pedagogical techniques, activities and lesson plan ideas, this book examines a variety of methods both novice and experienced teachers alike can use to integrate social studies into other content areas. New to this Edition Includes a separate section on integrating social studies with literacy Provides more material on how to adapt lessons for different age students Integrates coverage of teaching students with special needs and English language learners throughout the text

Table of Contents

Building a Framework for Social Studies
Defining Social Studies
Celebrating Diversity in Social Studies Education
Planning and Assessment in Social Studies
Planning Learning Experiences
Assessing Student Growth
Instructional Strategies in Social Studies
Instructional Models in Social Studies
Differentiating the Curriculum Using Inclusive and Multi-Level Practices
Teaching Cognitive Processes in Social Studies
Inquiry Learning in Social Studies
Learning Through Human Interaction
Using Social Studies to Enhance Literacy
Textbooks and Social Studies
Learning Through Literature and Language Arts
Teaching Subject Area Content in Social Studies
Teaching History and Geography
Teaching Civics and Government and Economics
Using Social Studies to Enhance Democracy
Using Current Events and the Internet to Teach Social Studies
The Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Dimensions of Social Studies Education
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