Effective Teaching in Elementary Social Studies

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Author: Tom V. Savage,David G. Armstrong

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780131738430

Category: Education

Page: 329

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The sixth edition of this popular book helps readers aid children in developing thinking skills and master principles, encouraging them to understand the world, approach challenges from different perspectives, and understand and stand firm in the face of injustice. Understanding social studies is crucial to the creation of thoughtful, involved citizens. Up-to-date material on technology and pro-social behavior challenges readers to reflect upon significant issues. Topics include: the definition of social studies; history and geography; political science and economics; sociology, anthropology and psychology; teaching social studies; culture, gender, and exceptionalities; planning and assessing by working with the social studies standards. This book will serve as an excellent resource for all educators in the field of social studies, as well as for those employed in various fields where social studies is a component in understanding today's social trends.

Essentials of Elementary Social Studies

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

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351586807

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. This fifth edition has been significantly refined with new and relevant topics and strategies needed for effectively teaching elementary social studies. New features include: • In keeping with the book’s emphasis on planning and teaching, an updated chapter on lesson plans. This chapter is designed to provide elementary teachers with new classroom-tested lesson plans and includes two classroom-tested lessons for each grade level (K–6). • An expanded chapter on planning. This provides additional discussion about long-range planning and includes examples of lesson plans with details to help students be better prepared. • An updated chapter on technology designed to better prepare elementary teachers to effectively incorporate technology into social studies instruction. Attention is given to digital history, media literacy, teaching with film and music, popular apps and numerous other types of impactful technology. • An expanded discussion of the Common Core Standards and C3 Framework and how it affects teachers. • An updated chapter titled "Experiencing Social Studies." This chapter focuses on topics such as teaching with drama, role play, field trips, and service learning. • A new eResource containing links to helpful websites and suggestions for further reading.

Effective Teaching in Elementary Social Studies

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Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1467293474

Category: Education

Page: 27

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Facts101 is your complete guide to Effective Teaching in Elementary Social Studies. In this book, you will learn topics such as Political Science, Economics, and Related Social Sciences, Active Learning: Giving Life and Meaning to Social Studies, Selecting Teaching Approaches for Knowledge Acquisition, and Selecting Teaching Approaches for Knowledge Discovery plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

TEACHING OF SOCIAL STUDIES

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Author: S. K. MANGAL,UMA MANGAL

Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 8120335341

Category: Education

Page: 472

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Written in an easy-to-understand style, this text provides a thorough coverage of the essential topics related to the teaching of social studies in secondary and elementary schools. Reflecting on the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to teach social studies in an effective manner, the text first introduces its readers to the various components, study material, scope and importance of social studies. It then teaches the formulation of instructional objectives in social studies, and brings out the principles of social studies curriculum as well as its relationship with other subjects of the school curriculum. The book focuses mainly on improving the methodological concepts of the social studies teacher, and in doing so, discusses various methods of teaching; evaluation and planning of lessons, units and courses; organization of social studies room and the equipment to be kept in it; utilization of community resources; and implementation of various co-curricular activities. It also examines certain innovative methods of teaching such as team-teaching, micro-teaching and individualized instruction. KEY FEATURES  Incorporates chapter outline at the beginning and chapter summary at the end of each chapter to help readers review the important topics.  Provides chapter-end questions for students to drill the topics discussed.  Discusses various topics with the help of a number of figures and tables that facilitates easy-understanding of the concepts. This book is suitable for a course on Teaching of Social Studies 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.

Teaching Social Studies in Middle and Secondary Schools

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Author: Candy Beal,Cheryl Mason Bolick,Peter H. Martorella

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780131591813

Category: Education

Page: 425

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This comprehensive introduction to teaching social studies to middle and secondary school students includes many new ideas for teaching in our 21stcentury classrooms. Continuing the tradition of social studies innovator Peter Martorella and taking a constructivist approach, the authors address current issues such as diversity, technology, inclusion, and teacher certification. Martorella believed that the fundamental purpose of social studies should be the development of reflective, competent, and concerned citizens. The goal of the book is to assist preservice and inservice middle and secondary teachers in becoming more effective teachers of social studies. To do this, the authors draw on theory, research, and the wisdom of experienced teachers. The text is organized in three parts: the origins of social studies, developing reflective and concerned citizens, and analyzing and improving the teaching of social studies. The book continues to address the need of helping students to develop a global perspective and become open-minded reflective citizens of the world. The blend of teacher insight, current research findings, and well-grounded theories give new and experienced educators the foundation they need to nurture and sustain effective social studies instruction.

Social Studies in Elementary Education

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Author: Walter C. Parker,Terence A. Beck

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0134043359

Category: Education

Page: 456

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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. The most popular elementary social studies methods text on the market, this comprehensive, stimulating introduction to social studies in elementary and middle schools presents the elements of a strong social studies curriculum, explains effective teaching methods, and presents a wealth of field-tested examples, exercises, activities, and lesson plans that bring the subject matter to life. It presents critically important ideas and sometimes-complex methods in a clear, straightforward, accessible manner, while focusing on teaching to help K-8 students develop social understanding and the ability to think and act as democratic citizens in a multicultural society. Beginning and new teachers get the understanding and tools they need to unleash their intelligence and creativity on the subject area, and see how they can make social studies a subject that students anticipate and enjoy and that gives purpose and context to reading, writing, science, and math. While continuing to blend theory and practice, this new edition of Social Studies in Elementary Education brings the book into the digital age, emphasizing teaching social studies well and stressing understanding of the practices of good social studies teaching. The key revisions include features that focus on reflection and discussion, issues and challenges, standards, learning to question, differentiated instruction, trends affecting school today, teaching in diverse classrooms, Response to Intervention (RTI), maps and mapping, using digital resources effectively in teaching, and selecting and using children’s literature. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded videos and assessments.

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.

Dynamic Social Studies

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Author: George W. Maxim

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 013428674X

Category: Education

Page: 528

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NOTE: Used books, rentals, and purchases made outside of Pearson If purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson, the access codes for the Enhanced Pearson eText may not be included, may be incorrect, or may be previously redeemed. Check with the seller before completing your purchase. For courses in Elementary Social Studies Methods. Note: This is the bound book only and does not include access to the Enhanced Pearson eText. To order the Enhanced Pearson eText packaged with a bound book, use ISBN 0134286642. A practical guide that helps elementary social studies teachers activate a dynamic learning experience, inspiring children to understand and participate in the world around them. Practical and dynamic are the hallmarks of the popular Dynamic Social Studies , and this new edition steps up its focus with a fresh design and a number of updates that give readers a clear vision of the most effective ways to teach social studies to elementary school students—with the hope of inspiring them to become informed, rational, and culturally responsive citizens. Using a constructivist framework, key instructional approaches, literacy-based pedagogy, text sets, activities, and illustrative classroom scenarios, the book focuses on motivation, creativity, and the excellent examples of experienced teachers to help readers breathe life into their social studies teaching. In addition to new, authentic classroom scenarios, the Eleventh Edition also includes four new chapters (5-8) that reflect current best practices and align to the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies Standards, and the Common Core Standards. Current, practical, and dynamic, this book provides the foundation that pre- and in-service teachers need to create the most effective, creative elementary social studies classrooms. The Enhanced Pearson eText version includes embedded video examples, video exploration exercises, and self-check quizzes. Improve mastery and retention with the Enhanced Pearson eText The Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content. The Enhanced Pearson eText is: Engaging. The new interactive, multimedia learning features were developed by the authors and other subject-matter experts to deepen and enrich the learning experience.* Convenient. Enjoy instant online access from your computer or download the Pearson eText App to read on or offline on your iPad® and Android® tablet.** Affordable. Experience the advantages of the Enhanced Pearson eText along with all the benefits of print for 40% to 50% less than a print bound book. * The Enhanced eText features are only available in the Pearson eText format. They are not available in third-party eTexts or downloads. *The Pearson eText App is available on Google Play and in the App Store. It requires Android OS 3.1-4, a 7” or 10” tablet, or iPad iOS 5.0 or later.

Elementary Social Studies

A Practical Approach to Teaching and Learning

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Author: Ian Wright,David Hutchison

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780135153222

Category: Social sciences

Page: 352

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Elementary Social Studies is an activities-based text, based on the assumption that if you are actually involved in social studies teaching and learning, you are more likely to understand and implement effective instructional practices in the elementary school classroom. It focuses on the process of teaching, and includes relevant information about emerging technologies, media literacy and environmental education.

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.

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.

Social Studies in Elementary Education

Pearson New International Edition

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Author: Walter C. Parker

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 9781292041339

Category:

Page: 447

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This new edition of the most popular elementary social studies methods text on the market houses a wealth of content, strategies, tools, and resources for teaching K-8 social studies. Writing with the same clarity, friendly tone, and solid content of previous editions, Parker details the mission of social studies education and explores the many ways this mission can be made to serve the full complement of learners in a diverse multicultural society. He lays out the elements of a strong social studies curriculum, explains effective teaching methods, and presents a wealth of field-tested examples, exercises, activities, and lesson plans that will enliven every social studies classroom. The fourteenth edition features integration with myeducationlab, Pearson's online learning environment designed to connect students with real teaching situations through assignable videos, case studies, artifacts, and a personalized study tool.

Activating the Primary Social Studies Classroom

A Standards-based Sourcebook for K-4

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Author: Leslie Marlow,Duane Inman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1578862418

Category: Education

Page: 176

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Presents social studies activities for the kindergarten to fourth grade classroom.

If this is Social Studies, why Isn't it Boring?

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Author: Stephanie Steffey,Wendy J. Hood

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1571100032

Category: Education

Page: 216

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The provocative title of this book plays on a too-familiar response from teachers and students alike. But now many teachers have begun to seek an approach to social studies that takes account of the ways children learn and that builds on their own knowledge and strengths. The authors in this book have found ways to do this. Wendy Hood writes in the Introduction that they have “. . . not only rediscovered social studies education in general, they have also found themselves exploring the many disciplines of the social sciences that combine to make social studies . . . The issues of the disciplines are visible, the content of the disciplines is visible, and the questions central to each discipline are central in these classrooms. While the studies described began in one discipline, they branched out or melted into one or more of the others.” In this contributed collection, twenty-three teachers explain their successful strategies for teaching the social studies disciplines in a whole- language context. If This Is Social Studies covers contemporary subjects (the Gulf War), traditional topics (students as historians), well-known projects (Scottish Storyline), social studies in the community, and multicultural matters. Teachers at elementary through middle and high school levels will find this book's holistic approach to social studies a refreshing departure and a source of new, practical ideas. Indeed, the diversity of ideas and styles is as broad as the book's subject!

Social Studies in Elementary Education: Pearson New International Edition

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Author: Walter C. Parker

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 1292054786

Category: Education

Page: 456

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This new edition of the most popular elementary social studies methods text on the market houses a wealth of content, strategies, tools, and resources for teaching K–8 social studies. Writing with the same clarity, friendly tone, and solid content of previous editions, Parker details the mission of social studies education and explores the many ways this mission can be made to serve the full complement of learners in a diverse multicultural society. He lays out the elements of a strong social studies curriculum, explains effective teaching methods, and presents a wealth of field-tested examples, exercises, activities, and lesson plans that will enliven every social studies classroom. The fourteenth edition features integration with myeducationlab, Pearson's online learning environment designed to connect students with real teaching situations through assignable videos, case studies, artifacts, and a personalized study tool.

Social Studies and the Elementary School Child

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Author: George W. Maxim

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780136498988

Category: Education

Page: 656

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This sourcebook and guide is designed to help teachers plan and implement their own effective social studies programs. Covers a philosophy for teaching, emphasizing that no single method of instruction is sufficient to achieve all goals and objectives of elementary social studies instruction. Offers a comprehensive view of lesson planning. Explores instructional approaches. Considers contents sources (for civic education, geography, history). Discusses learning tools (reading, writing, the expressive arts). Explains how to select instructional resources. Includes recommendations within a developmental framework that highlight both grade-appropriateness and adaptations for other grade levels. Addresses topical issues: constructivism, decision-making strategies, critical thinking skills, thematic planning, cooperative learning, and alternative assessment methods. Includes a "classroom sketch" and "classroom connection" in each chapter. Contains "technology sampler" boxes with starting points for exploiting computers as crucial planning and instructional tools. For prospective elementary school social studies teachers.

Essentials of Middle and Secondary Social Studies

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

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136176454

Category: Education

Page: 327

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Building on the success of a much-loved elementary text, Essentials of Middle and Secondary Social Studies focuses on the key issues central to the actual teaching of middle and high school social studies, including lesson planning and inclusive instructional strategies. Written in an engaging, conversational style, the text encourages teachers in their development as professionals and enables them to effectively use creative and active learning strategies in the everyday classroom. Features of the book include: • A full chapter on lesson plans designed to provide middle and secondary social studies teachers with classroom tested lesson plans. The chapter includes two classroom tested lessons for each social science discipline---U.S. History, World History, Geography, Government, Economics, Psychology, & Sociology. • A chapter on technology that is designed to better prepare middle and secondary social studies 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 teaching methodology and lesson plan discusses how the strategy can be used to meet the individual needs of diverse learners, including English Language Learners and exceptional education students. • A section in each chapter provides various resources for further development. The section includes articles, books, and web resources. • Each chapter includes an “Extension” activity offering readers with the opportunity to extend the learning experience with relevant and meaningful real-life scenarios. • “Focus activities” give readers the opportunity to prepare for the learning experience with relevant and meaningful scenarios. • Covers current topics such as NCSS Standards, Common Core State Standards, Technology, Media, Skills, Character Education, and Literacy.

Effective Teaching Strategies that Accommodate Diverse Learners

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Author: Michael D. Coyne,Edward J. Kameenui,Douglas Carnine

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 274

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Discusses the characteristics of learners with diverse curricular needs and presents principles for ensuring that the needs of these students are met.