Social Studies for the Preschool/Primary Child

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-01-01
  • Publisher: Pearson College Div
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This popular book provides a multitude of practical ideas, suggestions, and activities that prospective early childhood teachers can use to both interest young children in social studiesand integrate social studies with other sciences, art, literature, mathematics, reading, and writing.Because play is the basic means of young children's learning, the book offers a full chapter on the topic and incorporates ideas for "playing" throughout the material. It also presents a separate chapter on diversity in the classroom, children's literature citations/references in every chapter, and a strong focus on child development throughout. There is a new emphasis on the use of such technology as e-mail, digital cameras, and the World Wide Web in this edition; and, current NAEYC standards for quality, curriculum, and professional preparation are thoroughly incorporated.For social studies teachers at the primary grade school level.

Table of Contents

Planning for The Social Studies
These Are the Social Studies
Planning to Teach
Celebrating Diversity
Resources for Learning
The Processes of The Social Studies
Self, Others, and the Community: Social Skills
Attitudes and Values
Thinking and Concept Formation
The Content of The Social Studies
Children's Study of Time, Continuity, and Change: History
People, Places, and Environment: Geography
Production, Distribution, and Consumption: Economics
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