Activities for Elementary School Social Studies

Third Edition

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Author: James W. Stockard, Jr.,Mary Margaret Wogan

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 1478629029

Category: Education

Page: 352

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According to Piaget, all higher-order thinking skills have their bases in activities involving concrete manipulation and observation. The third edition of this highly regarded collection of social studies activities continues to be based on the premise that children learn best through experiences and activities—learning by doing. It features new activities for each social studies category (geography, history, anthropology, sociology, economics, political science, and interdisciplinary). Three important new additions to the key elements of the easy-to-follow activity format make it easier for instructors to meet standards-based curriculum requirements: A detailed treatment of National Council of Social Studies standards addressed; specific multiple intelligences addressed (also reinforced by a multiple intelligences section in the back of the book); and useful Web site(s) for group/individual research (URLs for sites that will expand or enrich the learning experience for the activity). By engaging pupils in meaningful, worthwhile social studies activities, instructors can emphasize the processes of learning rather than the products, resulting in a richly rewarding experience for pupils and teacher alike.

Cooperative Problem-Solving Activities for Social Studies Grades 6?12

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Author: Michael Hickman,Erin O. Wigginton

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1629149101

Category: Education

Page: 200

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Give your students the opportunity to think, discover, and learn together in social studies! Teamwork helps students strengthen individual retention, improve performance, and promote meaning-making in the classroom. To give adolescent minds practice in critical thinking, the authors use their considerable teaching experience to present more than 40 problem-solving activities that are ready for immediate use in the social studies classroom. This updated edition of Catch Them Thinking in Social Studies demonstrates how to use collaborative learning strategies to fully engage students in meaning-making. Cooperative Problem-Solving Activities for Social Studies, Grades 6–12 offers lessons in five areas of social studies instruction: geography, politics, economics, culture, and history. Each activity includes background information, clue cards, objectives, tasks, and worksheets. This updated edition helps teachers: • Develop students' decision-making, analysis, and communication skills • Foster teamwork and interdependent learning • Construct cooperative problem-solving activities using their own curriculum Through the activities in this book, students will work together to learn about social topics while developing important, real-world skills. Featuring current research and new activities, this hands-on resource helps teachers facilitate cooperative problem solving in social studies and provides teacher tips throughout the book.

Elementary and Junior High/middle School Social Studies Curriculum, Activities, and Materials

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Author: James L. Barth

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780819182395

Category: Education

Page: 364

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This book provides for teacher educators, curriculum directors and classroom teachers a clear image of the field of social studies. The image includes a rationale and definition, goal, skill objectives, and content that one would practice with students K through 8. Teachers of special students, particularly those working with multicultural and gifted and talented, will find a variety of activities to fit special needs. A chapter is included for each grade level with objectives, activities, and materials spiraled through expanding horizons.

Making Connections in Elementary and Middle School Social Studies

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Author: Andrew P. Johnson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412968569

Category: Education

Page: 368

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Making Connections in Elementary and Middle School Social Studies, Second Edition is the best text for teaching primary 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 "wealth of strategies that go beyond social studies teaching," 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.

Powerful Social Studies for Elementary Students

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Author: Jere Brophy,Janet Alleman,Anne-Lise Halvorsen

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305960548

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

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POWERFUL SOCIAL STUDIES FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS examines the nature and purpose of social studies as it outlines ways to select content and teach history, geography, and social sciences meaningfully. The book's respected and experienced authors present principles and illustrative examples to help pre-service and in-service teachers plan well-organized, rigorous, and creative social studies instruction that produces positive student outcomes. The fourth edition emphasizes the importance of using developmentally appropriate content and methods when helping students to develop social understanding and prepare for civic life. It also includes a solid research base, uses additional visuals to display content, provides examples of curriculum and design, and reflects principles emphasized in the new College, Career, and Civic Life Framework for Social Studies State Standards. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Social Studies for Secondary Schools

Teaching to Learn, Learning to Teach

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Author: Alan J. Singer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135041210

Category: Education

Page: 259

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Now in its 4th edition, this popular text for secondary social studies methods courses integrates discussions of educational goals and the nature of history and social studies with ideas for organizing social studies curricula, units, lessons, projects, and activities. A major theme throughout is that what teachers choose to teach and the way they teach reflect their broader understanding of society, history, and the purpose of social studies education. Advocating an inquiry and activity-based view of social studies teaching that respects the points of view of students and teachers, and based in practice and experience, it offers systematic support and open, honest advice for new teachers. Each chapter addresses a broad question about social studies education; sub-chapters begin with narrower questions that direct attention to specific educational issues. Lesson ideas and materials in the book and online are especially designed to help new teachers to address common core learning standards, to work in inclusive settings, and to promote literacy and the use of technology in social studies classrooms. Chapters include highlighted Learning Activities, Teaching Activities, nd Classroom Activities designed to provoke discussion and illustrate different approaches to teaching social studies, and conclude with recommendations for further reading and links to on-line essays about related social studies topics. Activities are followed by four categories: "Think it over," "Add your voice to the discussion," "Try it yourself," and "It’s your classroom." All of these are supported with online teaching material. Designed for undergraduate and graduate pre-service social studies methods courses, this text is also useful for in-service training programs, as a reference for new social studies teachers, and as a resource for experienced social studies educators who are engaged in rethinking their teaching practice. New in the Fourth Edition Provides a number of new lesson ideas paired with online lesson plans and activity sheets in every chapter Takes a new focus on data-driven, standards-based instruction, especially in relation to the common core curriculum Addresses the interactive nature of learning in updated technology sections Reflects current trends in history education Includes more of what the author has learned from working teachers Offers a wealth of additional on-line material linked to the text

Handbook for Teaching Secondary School Social Studies

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Author: James W. Stockard, Jr.

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 1478610395

Category: Education

Page: 188

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Globalization, technological advances, and demographic shifts have changed our economy. It is imperative that we understand the fundamental shifts in an economic situation so new that we can barely comprehend it, and yet we must devise new ways of educating our high school students to succeed in this new economy. In the twenty-rst century, our high schools are increasingly challenged to provide young people with new skills that are different from those around which we have organized our educational system in the past. The Handbook for Teaching Secondary School Social Studies is a guide, a tool, and a reference for pre-service and in-service teachers, clarifying the most effective ways to teach social studies in secondary school classrooms. Its intention is to help teachers become creative practitioners who can motivate students, create stimulating learning environments, and bring the core disciplines of social studies to life. Its goal, in effect, is to help teachers make social scientists of their students. The information contained in this book will enable teachers to become the catalyst for students transformation into cognizant, condent citizens capable of making a difference in our world. The handbook is brief and manageable, yet it provides pre-service and in-service teachers with comprehensive and in-depth coverage of research-based pedagogy, planning skills, standards-based instructional delivery approaches, and grade-level expectations for the core disciplines of the social studies.

Teaching Elementary Social Studies: Strategies, Standards, and Internet Resources

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Author: James A. Duplass

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 049581282X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 464

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Written for the elementary social studies methods course, this interactive program features a combined textbook-workbook that is thoroughly integrated with a dynamic website. To accommodate the visual preferences of today’s students, the easy-reading print text features bulleted lists and contemporary graphics. The program’s interactive approach and flexibility allow instructors to model the kinds of teaching principles and practices that students will want to use in their own elementary school classrooms. These principles and practices are integrated throughout the text and include active-learning strategies, application of constructivist principles, a focus on big ideas and thinking skills, use of the Internet, and modeling of best practices and performance-based assessments (based on INTASC and NCATE standards). As a result, the book serves as a springboard for classroom activities, website explorations, and/or instructor-led activities. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Social Studies for Social Justice

Teaching Strategies for the Elementary Classroom

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Author: Rahima C. Wade

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780807747629

Category: Education

Page: 124

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Dedication to social justice teaching is important, yet putting one's ideals into practice in American schools is a challenging task. This book goes beyond theory and idealism to fully explore the value and impact of implementing social action and social justice activities in the elementary school classroom. Informed by the experiences of more than forty teachers across the country, this thoughtful resource: (1) examines how elementary teachers, from inner cities to rural towns, use the social studies curriculum to teach about and for social justice; (2) focuses on how teaching social studies for social justice relates to standardized testing, state curricula, and the local challenges teachers face; (3) offers classroom activities and "Reflection Exercises" and "Teaching Ideas" to provide teachers with practical applications for the topics discussed; and (4) includes a list of children's literature books, curriculum materials, and websites.

PEDAGOGY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES

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Author: MANGAL, S. K.,MANGAL, UMA

Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 9387472264

Category:

Page: 664

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Written in an easy-to-understand style, the text has been thoroughly revised in tune with the spirit and need of the new nomenclature Pedagogy of Social Sciences in place of the old designation Teaching of Social Studies. It reflects on the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to teach Social Sciences in an effective manner. Introducing new chapters, the second edition of the book mainly focuses on improving the methodological concepts of the Social Sciences teachers. In doing so, it covers various strategies and devices of teaching Social Sciences, e-learning in Social Sciences, e-learning resources in Social Sciences, and professional growth of the Social Sciences teacher. Besides, the chapters of the previous edition have been updated, with the required information given in various new sections. This book is suitable for a course on ‘Pedagogy of Social Sciences’ for the students of B.Ed. and M.A. (Education). It can also be used for the in-service teacher education programmes organized by the Central and State education boards. NEW TO THE SECOND EDITION  In addition to the four new chapters, the book now incorporates several new sections: • Concept and meaning of the term Social Sciences; distinguishing the subject Social Sciences from Natural Sciences and the subject Social Studies; justification for using the term teaching/pedagogy of Social Sciences in place of teaching/pedagogy of Social Studies (Chapter 1) • Bloom’s revised taxonomy, 2001 (Chapter 4) • Views of NCF and Focus Group (NCERT) about curriculum at the various stages of school education (Chapter 5) • Survey method and cooperative learning method for the teaching of Social Sciences (Chapter 7) • Reference books in Social Sciences (Chapter 9) • Atlases, newspapers, digital audio recorders and players and documentaries as instructional material or teaching aids (Chapter 11) • Question banks, grading system, open book examinations and use of rubrics as the means and ways for improving the evaluation programmes in Social Sciences (Chapter 23)  Also, the chapter on ‘Relationship of Social Studies with other Subjects’ has been replaced with a more comprehensive and detailed chapter on ‘Correlation in Social Sciences’ (Chapter 6). KEY FEATURES  Chapter-end summary and study questions to help readers review the important topics and drill the concept discussed, respectively.  Numerous figures and tables to facilitate easy understanding of the concepts.  References and Suggested Readings to provide scope for further reading.

Elementary & Middle School Social Studies

A Whole Language Approach

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Author: Pamela J. Farris,Susan M. Cooper

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language experience approach in education

Page: 418

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This methods textbook takes a whole-language approach to teaching social studies and features the experiences of classroom teachers and college members. Updated and expanded literature examples include many titles that feature people of diverse backgrounds and abilities. Each chapter includes activities with an assessment section, technology products, thematic units and focus in the classroom boxes. Geography and economics chapters have been included in this edition, focusing on map skills and economic issues. The text is accompanied by an instructor's manual and evaluation items and Microtest III.

Real World Investigations for Social Studies

Inquiries for Middle and High School Students Based on the Ten NCSS Standards

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Author: John D. Hoge,Sherry L. Field,Stuart J. Foster

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780130950031

Category: Education

Page: 258

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This innovative book presents case studies —called investigations— that combine ready-to-implement middle and high school lessons with complementary guidelines to demonstrate how the principles of Contextual Teaching and Learning (CTL) can be used to meet NCSS social studies curriculum standards. This combination of CTL principles and NCSS standards creates a book that shows teachers-in-training examples of quality social studies instruction while simultaneously illustrating essential teaching methods. Intended to develop the attributes necessary for informed citizenship, each investigation provides a sequence of lessons using the teaching/learning styles that research has shown to be most effective with these age groups. Each investigation requires readers to face problematic issues, research and analyze data, construct meaning and understanding, evaluate competing points-of-view, and, finally, reach and defend conclusions. All coverage keyed to NCSS standards—with an investigation for each of the ten mandated competencies. Core or supplemental reading for middle and secondary social studies methods courses.

Preparing to Teach Social Studies for Social Justice

Becoming a Renegade

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Author: Ruchi Agarwal-Rangnath,Alison G. Dover,Nick Henning

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807757667

Category: Education

Page: 160

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This practical book shows how veteran, justice-oriented social studies teachers are responding to the Common Core State Standards, focusing on how they build curriculum, support students' literacy skills, and prepare students to think and act critically within and beyond the classroom. In order to provide direct classroom-to-classroom insights, the authors draw on letters written by veteran teachers addressed to new teachers entering the field. The first section of the book introduces the three approaches teachers can take for teaching for social justice within the constraints of the Common Core State Standards (embracing, reframing, or resisting the standards). The second section analyzes specific approaches to teaching the Common Core, using teacher narratives to illustrate key processes. The final section demonstrates how teachers develop, support, and sustain their identities as justice-oriented educators in standards-driven classrooms. Each chapter includes exemplary lesson plans drawn from diverse grades and classrooms, and offers concrete recommendations to guide practice. This book: offers advice from experienced educators who have learned to successfully navigate the constraints of high-stakes testing and standards-based mandates; shares and analyzes curricular and pedagogical approaches to teaching the Common Core; and examines a range of philosophical and political stances that teachers might take as they navigate the unique demands of teaching for social justice in their own context.

More Tools for Teaching Social Skills in School

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Author: Midge Odermann Mougey,Denise Pratt,Jo C. Dillon

Publisher: Boys Town Press

ISBN: 9781934490044

Category: Education

Page: 284

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Use this workbook to introduce important social skills to students from 3rd to 12th grade. Incorporate the suggested activities with your exisiting language arts, math, science, phys ed or social studies curricula. Teach children social skills to give them positive behavioural choices, choices that are healthier for them, for you and for your classroom. Lesson plans are written in an easy-to-follow format with talking points to help you define and expain a skill and guide students through an activity. Each lesson has Teacher Notes describing the relevance of each skill and a Proactive Teaching Interaction to use as a script. At the end of each lesson is a Think Sheet for students with questions about how to use a skill in different settings and situations. Role-play scenarios and classroom activities also are provided so students can practice each skill's behavioural steps. This behaviour mangement resource includes a CD-ROM with reproducible worksheets and skill posters you can hang in classrooms and common areas to remind students of each step to a skill. Basic social skills include being prepared for class, listening to others, following instructions, and completing homework. More complex social skills include expressng empathy, going to an assembly, accepting defeat or loss, using anger control strategies, choosing appropriate friends and resisting negative peer pressure.

People, Places, Checkmates

Teaching Social Studies with Chess

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Author: Alexey W. Root

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1591588502

Category: Education

Page: 146

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Fifteen chess-enhanced lesson plans address National Council for the Social Studies standards for grades 4–8 and help prepare students to succeed in University Interscholastic League (UIL) Chess Puzzle. * 25 reproducibles, such as letters home to parents and worksheets * 15 photographs of famous chess players and of students playing chess * 28 chess diagrams and 7 examples of student work * A chronology of chess from ancient times to the present * A glossary of 90 chess terms from past and present, such as chatrang and en passant

Integrating Language Arts and Social Studies

25 Strategies for K-8 Inquiry-Based Learning

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Author: Leah M. Melber,Alyce Hunter

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412971101

Category: Education

Page: 188

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Integrating Language Arts and Social Studies: 25 Strategies for Inquiry-Based Learning focuses on social science techniques that integrate language arts with an inquiry-based approach to social science. Each strategy incorporates methods for meeting the needs of English language learners, as well as students with special needs. The text links instructional strategies to the standards, and provides concrete methods to successfully integrate language arts into the social studies curriculum.

Social Studies Excursions, K-3: Powerful units on communication, transportation, and family living

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Author: Janet Alleman,Jere E. Brophy

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325003160

Category: Education

Page: 336

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The problem with most social studies textbooks is that they lack the content K-3 students need to develop basic social understandings-despite the fact that this is one of the goals of most state and district curriculum guides.

Creative Adventures in Social Studies

Engaging Activities & Essential Questions to Inspire Students

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Author: Daniel Peppercorn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781607099949

Category: Education

Page: 363

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This book provides social studies teachers and education professors with new ideas that will invigorate their classrooms and energize students. These creative activities and resources will help teachers make learning fun, inject humor into the classroom, and illustrate the connections between American history, cultural changes, human behavior, current events, and students' lives. The lessons tap into students' creativity, encourage spontaneity, cater to visual and aural learners, involve movement, and incorporate art.