Teaching Elementary Social Studies : Principles and Applications

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-01-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Learn how to meet the needs of the diverse students in your first classroom through this unique elementary social studies methods textbook. With a unifying theme of diversity, it emphasizes differentiated instruction and meeting the needs of all students, including special attention to English learners, children with mild learning disabilities, and gifted students. Chapters on differentiated instruction (Chapter 2) and culturally-responsive teaching (Chapter 3) provide a strong foundation and context for the strategies and teaching tips that follow in later chapters.Reflecting the national trends toward standards-based instruction and greater utilization of technology, this book is a great resource for your first classroom and beyond. Read and reference this text for comprehensive coverage including chapters on the history and current status of social studies; lesson and unit planning; cooperative learning; critical thinking; technology; assessment; integrating the language arts, the visual arts, and the performing arts; citizenship education; history and geography; and the other social sciences. Finally, instructors and students have praised earlier editions of this book because of its pragmatic and accessible style. For elementary Social Studies teachers.

Table of Contents

The Foundations of Social Studies Teaching
An Introduction to the Social Studies: Linking the Past and the Present
Children, Diversity, and Learning: Implementing Differentiated Instruction
The Transformed Curriculum: Infusing Multicultural Perspectives
The Fundamentals of Social Studies Teaching
Lesson and Unit Plans: Organizing Instruction
Cooperative Learning: Enhancing Skills and Knowledge Through Group Activities
Inquiry and Critical Thinking: Challenging Students With the Complex and the Controversial
Technology: Teaching With Computer-Based Resources
Assessment: Acquiring and Analyzing Data on Student Achievement
The Integrated Curriculum: Incorporating the Language Arts, the Performing Arts, and the Visual Arts
Sources of Content for Social Studies Teaching
Democratic Citizenship: Participating in Civic Life
History and Geography: Understanding People of Different Times and Places
The Other Social Sciences and Topics of Special Interest: Completing the Social Studies Curriculum
Children's Literature to Support Social Studies Instruction
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