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.

Activities for Elementary School Social Studies

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Author: James W. Stockard

Publisher: Waveland PressInc

ISBN: 9781577662426

Category: Education

Page: 348

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Children learn best through experiences and activities. They learn by doing. Real, hands-on materials, associated with a theme or topic of study, are the essence of developing interest, motivation, meaning, and true understanding in social studies classrooms. This important resource volume for prospective and current social studies teachers thoroughly presents over 100 activities that are wide-ranging and can be adapted for many grade levels by increasing or decreasing the complexity of the activity. Each activity offers the same easy-to-follow format, making the transition from one activity to another smooth and less troublesome. The key elements of each activity plan are: topic; grade level; activity time; materials needed; objectives; introduction; major instructional sequence; closure or evaluation. A convenient feature of the Second Edition is an NCSS standards key for each activity. By engaging pupils in meaningful, worthwhile social studies activities, teachers are emphasizing the processes of learning rather than the products. The experience should be enriching to pupils and teachers alike!

Teaching Elementary Social Studies

Principles and Applications

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Author: James Zarrillo

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780024313522

Category: Multicultural education

Page: 398

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This text presents a methodology that offers every child a chance to succeed regardless of language, culture, intellectual ability, physical attributes, emotional capabilities, or social skills. "Teaching Elementary Social Studies" encourages teachers to recognize that each child is unique and brings a special set of skills and abilities to the classroom. The unifying theme of the text is diversity, and the author introduces several dimensions beyond the pluralistic nature of the student population. It promotes the idea that diverse students require a diverse pedagogy and offers specific ways to introduce meaningful topics in ways that will engage all students. Provides a foundation for teaching social studies. Informs pre-service teachers about the national standards documents that dictate curriculum planning for social studies. Introduces students to Expectations for Excellence: Curriculum Standards for the Social Studies, National Standards for Civics and Government, National Content Standards in Economics, Geography for Life, and National Standards for History. Addresses the fundamentals of teaching social studies. Provides instruction for creating lessons based on MI>inquiry" and "student interaction." Advocates the need for social studies lessons that infuse multicultural perspectives. Each lesson, mini-lesson, group project, or unit concludes with a section on " Effective Teaching in Today's Diverse Classroom" . Includes descriptions of activities, group projects, lessons and mini-lessons to model good social studies instruction. Includes numerous examples of multicultural literature. Samples lessons, mini-lessons, projects, and activities all reference multiculturaland historical literature, and Internet websites teachers can access to enrich social studies teaching and learning. Promotes good citizenship as a goal of social studies.

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.

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.

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.

Social Studies for Secondary Schools

Teaching To Learn, Learning To Teach

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Author: Alan J. Singer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135635471

Category: Education

Page: 400

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Social Studies for Secondary Schools: Teaching to Learn, Learning to Teach, Second Edition integrates discussions of educational goals and the nature of history and social studies with practical ideas for organizing social studies curricula, units, lessons, projects, and activities. A major theme woven throughout the text is that what we choose to teach and the way we teach reflect our broader understanding of society, history, and the purposes of social studies education. Each chapter opens with a broad question about social studies education; provides many examples of lessons, including lesson ideas developed by new and experienced middle school and high school social studies teachers; features a rich variety of teaching, learning, and classroom activities designed to provoke discussion and illustrate different approaches to teaching social studies; and concludes with essays about related social studies topics. Part I focuses on philosophical issues, social studies goals and standards, and the design of social studies curricula. Part II examines and offers examples of strategies for planning units and lessons. Part III explores topics, such as thematic and interdisciplinary teaching, a project approach to social studies, as well as assesses student learning and one's own performance as a teacher, and provides a guide to social studies resource materials and organizations. New in the Second Edition: *Every chapter has been updated and includes a number of new lesson ideas. *The lesson ideas are designed especially to help beginning teachers address learning standards; work in inclusive settings; and promote literacy and the use of technology in social studies classrooms. *Sample activities developed with members of the Hofstra New Teachers Network reflect the current focus on document-based instruction and assessment, and can serve as tools for assessing student learning. *Increased attention is given to project-based social studies instruction and to multicultural education. Intended as a text for undergraduate and graduate preservice 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.

Social Studies Teaching Activities Books

An Annotated Resource Guide

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Author: Gary Lare

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810853713

Category: Education

Page: 197

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Teaching activities books are wonderful resources for providing ideas to teachers to enliven their lessons and help their students connect to the curriculum. These books, however, are difficult to locate or search for by curriculum topic and grade level. Social Studies Teaching Activities Books: An Annotated Resource Guide helps solve this dilemma by bringing together a selected list of teaching activities books for one area of the curriculum - social studies. Primary emphasis is placed on those books that are written for the elementary and middle school grades. These annotated books appear in the main body of the book and are arranged by curriculum area topic and grade level. Thus, as the teacher is planning his or her lesson on a particular topic, this book can be consulted to locate books that will give various teaching and learning activities for that topic and grade level desired.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Best Practices for Teaching Social Studies

What Award-Winning Classroom Teachers Do

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Author: Randi Stone

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1412924529

Category: Education

Page: 101

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This collection of outstanding, teacher-tested methods for K–12 social studies instruction for diverse classrooms offers fresh ideas and strategies covering citizenship, diversity, community, and more.

Amazing Social Studies Activities

Participatory Learning Models

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Author: Mercedes M. Fisher,Bonita Coleman,Jennifer R. Neuhauser

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 9781578861613

Category: Education

Page: 137

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Provides a collection of activities for the social studies classroom for grades six to twelve.

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.