Social Studies in Elementary Education

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  • Edition: 12th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2005-01-01
  • Publisher: Pearson College Div
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This new edition of the most-popular elementary social studies methods text on the market houses a wealth of content, strategies, tools and resources for teaching social studies, K-8.Writing with the same clarity, friendly tone, and solid content of previous editions, Parker details the mission of social studies education and explores the many ways in which that mission can be made to serve the full complement of learners in a diverse, multicultural society. He lays out the elements of a strong social studies curriculum, explains effective teaching methods, and presents a wealth of field-tested examples, exercises, activities, and lesson plans that will enliven every social studies classroom.For elementary school social studies teachers.

Table of Contents

Orientation to Social Studies Education
Social Studies Education: What and Why?
Goals for the Social Studies: Social Understanding and Civic Efficacy. Curriculum, Scope and Sequence. Trends
Knowing the Children We Teach
Guidelines and Teaching Examples. Understanding Changing Demographics
Social Studies Curriculum
Citizenship Education and Democratic Values
Why Citizenship Education? Citizenship Education: Six Dimensions
History, Geography, and the Social Sciences
Teaching History. Teaching Geography. Teaching Political Science. Teaching Economics. Teaching Anthropology. Teaching Sociology
Powerful Social Studies Tools: Time Lines, Maps, Globes, and Graphics
Developing a Sense of Time and Chronology. Map and Globe Skills Essential to the Social Studies Curriculum. Teaching about the Globe. Teaching about Maps. Teaching Graphs and Charts
Current Events and Public Issues
Building a Current Events Program. Four Strategies for Teaching Current Events. Teaching Enduring Public Issues
Planning And Teaching Social Studies
Planning Units, Lessons, and Activities
Planning the Unit. Teaching the Unit. Lesson Planning. Five Ways to Enrich Any Unit.
Three Great Teaching Strategies
Teaching Concepts. Teaching with Inquiry. Teaching Social Studies Skills. Asking Good Questions
The School Library. Textbooks. Community Resources. Computer Resources. Newspapers. Map and Globe Collections. Multiple Resources: Grappling with Competing Viewpoints. Curriculum Guides
Assessing Student Learning
Assessment Is Natural. Purposes of Assessment. Principles of Assessment. Methods of Assessment
Cooperative Learning in Social Studies
Creating a Positive Climate for Human Relations. Getting Started with Cooperative Groups. Managing Cooperative Groupwork. Identifying and Teaching Groupwork Skills. Teaching and Using Discussion Techniques
The Literacy-Social Studies Connection
Literacy & Content-Area Learning. Teaching Skills Essential to Social Studies Learning. Using Textbooks as Study Aids. Locating and Using Reference Materials. Building Social Studies Vocabulary. Improving Reading Comprehension: Making Sense. Using Children's Trade Books for Multiple Perspectives
Social Studies as the Integrating Core
Making Sense of Curricular Integration. Two Approaches: Infusion and Fusion. Infusion Example: Composing Cooperative Biographies. A Fusion Example: Understanding Living Things
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