Essentials of Elementary Social Studies

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

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 041563850X

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).

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 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.

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.

Teaching and Learning History in Elementary Schools

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Author: Jere E. Brophy,Bruce VanSledright

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807736074

Category: Education

Page: 290

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In clear, concise language, this book deals with fundamental issues that must be addressed if teachers are to construct coherent and powerful history curricula, including: What are the purposes and goals that different types of teachers establish for their history teaching?, and What do children know and think about history, and what are the teaching implications for our schools? This book represents a major advance in developing a knowledge base about children’s historical learning and thinking that applies to history teaching some of the principles involved in teaching for understanding and conceptual change teaching, methods that have been so successful in other school subjects.

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 Studiese(tm) thematic, pedagogical, and disciplinary standards. Praised for its eoewealth of strategies that go beyond social studies teaching,e 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.

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.

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.

The Essentials of Social Studies, Grades K-8

Effective Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

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Author: Kathy Checkley

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416606459

Category: Education

Page: 86

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In today's climate of accountability and high-stakes testing, many U.S. schools are choosing to focus on the three Rs to the exclusion of other subjects, including social studies. Yet it is more crucial than ever for schools to foster the qualities that will enable students to actively participate in a democratic and global society. The Essentials of Social Studies, Grades K-8 takes a look at how innovative educators are helping students to hone these skills. Readers of this book will learn more about *The challenges that elementary and middle school teachers face in keeping social studies in the curriculum. * How to align social studies lessons with curriculum standards. * Strategies to infuse social studies instruction with passion and purpose. * Ways to promote students' deep understanding of social studies content. * Why lessons and assessments should give students opportunities to solve problems, work on projects, and engage in simulations. * How social studies can prepare students for a lifetime of active civic involvement. * Professional development that will help teachers bring the social studies curriculum to life in the classroom. The future of the United States in no small part depends on how well social studies teachers prepare students to assume their responsibilities as citizens. The Essentials of Social Studies, Grades K-8 will help teachers rise to this considerable challenge.

Dynamic Social Studies for Constructivist Classrooms

Inspiring Tomorrow's Social Scientists

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Author: George W. Maxim

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 0133258173

Category: Education

Page: 528

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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. Dynamic Social Studies for Constructivist Classrooms is a brief, manageable, practical, and widely-popular guide to the most effective ways to teach social studies to elementary school students—and to motivate them to become social scientists. 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 good examples of excellent teachers to help educators breathe life into theory social studies teaching. Now easier than ever to navigate, the text includes a new design and presentation throughout. In keeping with current interest in learning about the economy, a new, comprehensive treatment of economics is included in Chapter 11. Providing a complete look at the six social sciences is possible through the book’s added content on anthropology and sociology in Chapter 10. How to include social studies in a crowded instructional program is covered in a new Chapter 6 on interdisciplinary curriculum. Determining what to teach in the social studies curriculum is aided in the marginal notes that match illustrative activities to professional standards throughout the text. Teachers get invaluable help for dealing with individual and group characteristics and differences in the book’s increased emphasis and new material on such contemporary concerns as bullying and gender specific behavior. Valuable suggestions for short- and long-term planning is provided in Chapter 3’s look at the Wiggins/McTighe Understanding by Design (UbD) approach. Teachers are able to integrate the use of the latest technology and social media into the classroom—whiteboards, webquests, mobile devices, and more—through the increased emphasis presented throughout the text. Ways to improve group and individual learning experiences are presented in the new section on learning centers in Chapter 6. Also included are expected learning outcomes at the beginning of each chapter and “Teaching Tips” boxes highlighting successful teaching strategies throughout.

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.

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.

Teaching Social Studies that Matters

Curriculum for Active Learning

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Author: Stephen J. Thornton

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807745229

Category: Education

Page: 127

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No plan to increase achievement and enact reform in the social studies classroom will succeed without recognizing the central importance of the teacher as the gatekeeperof instruction. In this book, Thornton details why teachers must develop strong skills in curriculum planning and teaching methods in order for effective instruction to occur. Thornton helps teachers to develop a vision of their practice that will build strong social studies programs and inspire students to learn. This book features replicable examples of the kinds of reflective practice that will enable teachers to animate classroom instruction and create a dynamic social studies curriculum and an analysis of how teachers adapt and shape state and district level curricula and classroom materials to fit the specific needs of their students, and a model of how to develop an instructional program with suggestions for lesson planning.