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.

Social Studies for Elementary School Classrooms

Preparing Children to be Global Citizens

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Author: Peter H. Martorella,Candy Beal

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780130937384

Category: Education

Page: 437

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Based on the principle that the fundamental purpose of the social studies should be the development of reflective, competent, and concerned global citizens, Social Studies for Elementary School Classrooms matches solid social studies teaching aids with examples of applications in real K-6 classrooms. Chapter topics include selecting a social studies scope and sequence; planning for social studies instruction; engaging students in learning through small groups, questions, role-playing, and simulations; aiding children in developing and applying concepts, generalizations, and hypotheses; aiding students in developing effective citizenship competencies; aiding students in developing and acting on social concern; preparing students to live in a global and culturally diverse world; comprehending, communicating, and remembering subject matter; harnessing technology to the social studies curriculum; adapting social studies instruction to individual needs; and evaluating and assessing student learning. For elementary school teachers of social studies.

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.

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.

Making Social Studies Come Alive

65 Teacher-tested Ideas for Classroom Use

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Author: Marilyn Kretzer,Marlene Slobin,Madella Williams

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780590963817

Category: Education

Page: 64

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65 classroom-tested activities and projects. Help your students see that women have always been a force in history.

Elementary and Middle School Social Studies

An Interdisciplinary, Multicultural Approach, Seventh Edition

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Author: Pamela J. Farris

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 1478628901

Category: Education

Page: 649

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The latest edition of Pamela Farris’s popular, value-priced text continues to
offer pre- and in-service teachers creative strategies and proven techniques sensitive to the needs of all elementary and middle school learners. Coverage includes the C3 Framework and the four sets of learning from the National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies. Farris, together with contributors who specialize in implementing successful teaching methods and theories, demonstrate how classroom teachers can excite and inspire their students to be engaged learners.

The Energy to Teach

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Author: Donald H. Graves

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325003269

Category: Education

Page: 180

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It's no wonder that many teachers these days are feeling drained, and it's no surprise that Don Graves is ready to offer his uncommon insight, unwavering support, and unbounded hope for the future.

25 Totally Terrific Social Studies Activities

Step-by-Step Directions for Motivating Projects That Students Can Do Independently

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Author: Kathy Pike,Jean Mumper,Paula Beardell Krieg

Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources

ISBN: 9780439498302

Category: Education

Page: 64

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Showcase students' learning with these 25 fun and easy-to-make presentation formats for any social studies topic! This collection of motivating projects, features the Timeline Tube, Biography Hanger, Fact Fan, and many more hands-on ways for students to share what they've studied in class or researched on their own. Includes step-by-step directions, photographs of sample projects, and 150+ topic ideas. For use with Grades 3–6.

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.

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.

Social Studies for the Elementary and Middle Grades

A Constructivist Approach

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Author: Cynthia S. Sunal,Mary Elizabeth Haas

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780137048854

Category: Education

Page: 503

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Building on the success of previous editions, Social Studies for the Elementary and Middle Grades discusses flexible strategies for teaching today's diverse learner, the structure of the knowledge to be learned, how to help students reconstruct present ideas, and how to translate theory and recent research into lesson plans and units. Packed with activities, up-to-date technology, teaching strategies, and a constructivist approach, this text demonstrates how to use developmentally appropriate strategies to help students construct important social studies ideas and skills.

The Lorax

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Author: Dr. Seuss

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0394823370

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 70

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The Once-ler describes the results of the local pollution problem.

Digging Deeper

Activities for Enriching and Expanding Social Studies Instruction K?12

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Author: M. Gail Hickey,Jeremiah Clabough

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 1681238632

Category: Education

Page: 265

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Experts in social studies education and gifted education share teacher?tested strategies for differentiating social studies in K?12 classrooms. Chapter authors showcase best?practice and research?based lessons and activities that enrich and expand social studies instruction while building K?12 students’ critical and creative thinking. Each chapter contains two or more teacher?tested lessons or activities linking social studies content and concepts to the standards and recommendations of the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) and National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS). This edited volume is targeted toward K?12 teachers and administrators, gifted education coordinators and consultants, parents of gifted children, social studies methods instructors, and central office administrators. Each chapter contains activities that can be adapted and replicated in teachers’ classrooms. Chapters focus on significant social studies topics such as civic education, historical thinking, drama, and teaching with primary sources. Each topic is approached in ways that meet the needs of gifted education students. Through its emphasis on critical thinking, inquiry?based instruction, and higher order thinking skills, activities and lessons in the book challenge K?12 educators to raise the bar for classroom instruction in ways that improve opportunities of learning for all students.

I Am Martin Luther King, Jr

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Author: Brad Meltzer

Publisher: Dial Books

ISBN: 0525428526

Category: JUVENILE NONFICTION

Page: 40

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"A biography of Martin Luther King Jr. that tells the story of how he used nonviolence to lead the civil rights movement"--

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.

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.

Reading Like a Historian

Teaching Literacy in Middle and High School History Classrooms

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Author: Sam Wineburg,Daisy Martin,Chauncey Monte-Sano

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807772372

Category: Education

Page: 168

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This practical resource shows you how to apply Sam Wineburgs highly acclaimed approach to teaching, "Reading Like a Historian," in your middle and high school classroom to increase academic literacy and spark students curiosity. Chapters cover key moments in American history, beginning with exploration and colonization and ending with the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Essentials of Elementary Social Studies

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Author: William B. Russell III,Stewart Waters,Thomas N. Turner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136185763

Category: Education

Page: 288

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Essentials of Elementary Social Studies is a teacher friendly text that provides comprehensive treatment of classroom planning, instruction, and strategies. Praised for its dynamic approaches and a writing style that is conversational, personal, and professional, this text enables and encourages teachers to effectively teach elementary social studies using creative and active learning strategies. New to this Edition This fourth edition has been significantly refined with new and relevant topics and strategies needed for effectively teaching elementary social studies. • Keeping with the book’s emphasis on planning and teaching, a full, new chapter on lesson plans has been added. This chapter is designed to provide elementary teachers with 14 classroom tested lessons for each grade level (K-6). • A new chapter on technology is designed to better prepare elementary teachers to effectively teach social studies with technology. Attention is given to digital history, media literacy, teaching with film and music, and numerous other types of impactful technology. • Each chapter now includes a “Resources” section. The resources section provides various resources for further development. The section includes articles, books, and web resources. • Each chapter now includes “Extension” and "Focus" activities. These activities provide readers with the opportunity to extend the learning experience with relevant and meaningful scenarios. Instructors can also use the extension and focus activities as class activities. • Brand new companion website expands on chapter content and provides resources for further study (www.routledge.com/cw/Turner).