Social Studies in Elementary Education (with MyEducationLab)

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  • Edition: 13th
  • Format: Package
  • Copyright: 2009-01-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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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 K-8 social studies. 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 this 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.

Table of Contents

Orientation to Social Studies Education
Social Studies Education: What and Why
Knowing the Children We Teach
The Social Studies Curriculum
Citizenship Education and Democratic Values
History, Geography, and the Social Studies
Powerful Social Studies Tools: Time Lines, Maps, Globes, and Graphics
Current Events and Public Issues
Planning and Teaching Social Studies
Assessing Student Learning
Planning Units, Lessons, and Activities
Three Great Teaching Strategies
Cooperative Learning in Social Studies
The Literacy-Social Studies Connection
Social Studies as the Integrating Core
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