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.

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

View: 2393

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.

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.

Content Matters

Social Studies in the Elementary and Middle School

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Author: Leif Fearn,Eric Fearn

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 1610489527

Category: Education

Page: 160

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This book explains the content of nine areas in social studies. If teachers know what history, biographical studies, and the United States Constitution mean for instruction, they can increase the probability of better-focused content in their social studies instruction.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Social Studies Alive!

Engaging Diverse Learners in the Elementary Classroom

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Author: Bert Bower,Jim Lobdell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781583710128

Category: Social sciences

Page: 390

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(Re)Imagining Elementary Social Studies

A Controversial Issues Reader

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Author: Sarah B. Shear,Christina M. Tschida,Elizabeth Bellows,Lisa Brown Buchanan,Elizabeth E. Saylor

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 164113075X

Category: Education

Page: 401

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The field of elementary social studies is a specific space that has historically been granted unequal value in the larger arena of social studies education and research. This reader stands out as a collection of approaches aimed specifically at teaching controversial issues in elementary social studies. This reader challenges social studies education (i.e., classrooms, teacher education programs, and research) to engage controversial issuesthose topics that are politically, religiously, or are otherwise ideologically charged and make people, especially teachers, uncomfortablein profound ways at the elementary level. This reader, meant for elementary educators, preservice teachers, and social studies teacher educators, offers an innovative vision from a new generation of social studies teacher educators and researchers fighting against the forces of neoliberalism and the marginalization of our field. The reader is organized into three sections: 1) pushing the boundaries of how the field talks about elementary social studies, 2) elementary social studies teacher education, and 3) elementary social studies teaching and learning. Individual chapters either A) conceptually unpack a specific controversial issue (e.g. Islamophobia, Indian Boarding Schools, LGBT issues in schools) and how that issue should be/is incorporated in an elementary social studies methods courses and classrooms or B) present research on elementary preservice teachers or how elementary teachers and students engage controversial issues. This reader unpacks specific controversial issues for elementary social studies for readers to gain critical content knowledge, teaching tips, lesson ideas, and recommended resources. Endorsement: (Re)Imagining Elementary Social Studies is a timely and powerful collection that offers the best of what social studies education could and should be. Grounded in a politics of social justice, this book should be used in all elementary social studies methods courses and schools in order to develop the kinds of teachers the world needs today. Wayne Au, Professor, University of Washington Bothell, Editor, Rethinking Schools

Inside the Social Studies Classroom

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Author: Jere Brophy,Janet Alleman,Barbara Knighton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113560097X

Category: Education

Page: 320

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EDUCATION/ SOCIAL STUDIES "... a much-needed addition to elementary social studies that will move the field ahead." Keith C. Barton, University of Cincinnati "This text fills a valuable niche and should quickly become a leading reference for teachers and teacher educators." Linda S. Levstik, University of Kentucky This book, resulting from a collaboration among an educational psychologist, a social studies educator, and a primary teacher, describes in rich detail and illustrates with excerpts from recorded lessons how primary teachers can engage their students in social studies lessons and activities that are structured around powerful ideas and have applications to their lives outside of school. The teaching portrayed connects concepts and skills emphasized in national and state standards, taught in ways that build on students’ prior experiences in their local communities and connect with their family backgrounds and home cultures. The analyses include rich descriptions of the teacher-student interactions that occur during lessons, detailed information about how and why the teacher adapted lesson plans to meet her students’ background experiences and adjusted these plans to take advantage of teachable moments that emerged during lessons, and what all of this might imply concerning principles of practice. The principles are widely applicable in elementary schools across the country, as well as across the curriculum (not just in social studies) and across the elementary grades (not just the primary grades).

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.

Children and social studies

creative teaching in the elementary classroom

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Author: Murry R. Nelson

Publisher: Harcourt College Pub

ISBN: 9780155072664

Category: Education

Page: 453

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Social Studies

All Day, Every Day in the Early Childhood Classroom

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Author: Melanie Wallace

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781401881979

Category: Education

Page: 364

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This text is an authoritative guide for new teachers and those new to the concept of using social studies as a base of instruction. The master teacher who has authorized this well-respected publication emphasizes the importance of teaching the social studies in the overall early elementary school curriculum while spending the necessary time and intellectual energy developing reading and mathematical skills. Practical strategies for incorporating the teaching of social studies into daily class plans gives teachers the tools they need to use social studies as a base of instruction.

50 Social Studies Strategies for K-8 Classrooms

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Author: Kathryn M. Obenchain,Ronald V. Morris

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 0133741532

Category: Education

Page: 224

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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. In 50 Social Studies Strategies for K-8 Classroom, pre-service and practicing teachers get well-explained, useful, meaningful ideas–including 50 ready-to-use strategies–for engaging elementary and middle school students in learning social studies. The strategies are easily adaptable to individual teachers’ classroom configurations and needs, and include multiple types of assessment tools that give teachers options in assessing their students. Each strategy is organized for flexibility and ease of use and includes links to the National Council for the Social Studies national curriculum standards, links to the Common Core Strategies, procedural recommendations, application ideas, differentiation sections, assessment sections, references and resources, and more. The strategies are designed to help teachers plan effective social studies lessons using multiple types of student groups, while also accounting for the diversity of learners in today’s classrooms. The new Fourth Edition includes updating, revisions, and additions to the strategies throughout.

Elementary Social Studies

Constructing a Powerful Approach to Teaching and Learning

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Author: S.G. Grant,Bruce A. VanSledright

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134672934

Category: Education

Page: 310

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Organized around four commonplaces of education—learners and learning, subject matter, teachers and teaching, and classroom environment—Elementary Social Studies provides a rich and ambitious framework to help social studies teachers achieve powerful teaching and learning results. By blending the theoretical and the practical, the authors deeply probe the basic elements of quality instruction—planning, implementation, and assessment—always with the goal of creating and supporting students who are motivated, engaged, and thoughtful. Book features and updates to the third edition include: • New chapter on classroom assessment that outlines and compares existing assessment strategies, contextualizes them within the framework of state standards, and articulates a constructivist approach that moves away from traditional high-stakes testing towards more meaningful ways of evaluating student learning • New chapter that highlights and explains key elements of the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts, and shows how the incorporation of critical ELA instruction into the social studies curriculum can foster more ambitious teaching and learning • Real-classroom narratives that introduce each chapter and provide in-depth access to teaching and learning contexts • Practical curriculum and resource suggestions for the social studies classroom • End-of-chapter summaries and annotated teaching resources

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.

Teaching Elementary Social Studies

Principles and Applications

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Author: James J. Zarrillo

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780132565516

Category: Education

Page: 380

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Learn how to meet the needs of the diverse students in your first classroom through this unique elementary social studies methods textbook. With a unifying theme of diversity, it emphasizes differentiated instruction and meeting the needs of all students, including special attention to English learners, children with mild learning disabilities, and gifted students. Chapters on differentiated instruction (Chapter 4) and culturally-responsive teaching (Chapter 5) provide a strong foundation and context for the strategies and teaching tips that follow in later chapters. Reflecting the national trends toward standards-based instruction and greater utilization of technology, this book is a great resource for your first classroom and beyond. Read and reference this text for comprehensive coverage including new chapters on teaching geography and the literacy and social studies connection, as well as existing chapters on the history and current status of social studies; lesson and unit planning; cooperative learning; critical thinking; technology; assessment; integrating the language arts, the visual arts, and the performing arts; citizenship education; history and geography; and the other social sciences. Finally, instructors and students have praised earlier editions of this book because of its pragmatic and accessible style.

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.