Social Studies for Elementary School Classrooms

Preparing Children to be Global Citizens


Author: Peter H. Martorella,Candy Beal

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780130937384

Category: Education

Page: 437

View: 4738

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.

Making Connections in Elementary and Middle School Social Studies


Author: Andrew P. Johnson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412968569

Category: Education

Page: 368

View: 7488

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


Author: Marilyn Kretzer,Marlene Slobin,Madella Williams

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780590963817

Category: Education

Page: 64

View: 7943

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

Social Studies for Social Justice

Teaching Strategies for the Elementary Classroom


Author: Rahima C. Wade

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780807747629

Category: Education

Page: 124

View: 9740

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.

Social Studies Alive!

Engaging Diverse Learners in the Elementary Classroom


Author: Bert Bower,Jim Lobdell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781583710128

Category: Social sciences

Page: 390

View: 5780

Social Studies in Elementary Education


Author: Walter C. Parker,Terence A. Beck

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 9780134043159

Category: Education

Page: 448

View: 7822

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. This package includes the Enhanced Pearson eText and the loose-leaf version. 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. 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. 0134043154 / 9780134043159 Social Studies in Elementary Education, Enhanced Pearson eText with Loose-Leaf Version -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0134043405 / 9780134043401 Social Studies in Elementary Education, Enhanced Pearson eText - Access Card 0134055659 / 9780134055657 Social Studies in Elementary Education, Loose-Leaf Version

Essentials of Elementary Social Studies


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

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136185763

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 9623

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 (

Social Justice Instruction

Empowerment on the Chalkboard


Author: Rosemary Papa,Danielle M. Eadens,Daniel W. Eadens

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319123491

Category: Education

Page: 370

View: 6868

This resource offers instructors a full palette of strategies for teaching social justice concepts across subject areas from kindergarten through college. Dividing its content between elementary, adolescent, and adult learners, the book analyzes the classroom experience as a powerful means of challenging stereotypes and supporting inclusion, respect, and equity. History, language arts, literature, and social studies, as well as mathematics and science are shown as platforms for tying critical thinking to moral behavior. And while professional development underlies all chapters in the text, special areas such as technology, curriculum design, recognizing student demographics, and raising social justice awareness in school culture are spotlighted. Among the topics covered: Reframing social justice for the adult learner. The politics of “being”: faculty of color teaching social justice in the college classroom. Stories of social justice from the kindergarten classroom. Critical literacy and multicultural literature. The shaming: creating a curriculum that promotes socially-responsible online engagement. Literacy is a civil write: the art, science, and soul of transformative classrooms. For educators and education researchers involved in the field, Social Justice Instruction unlocks the potential for imparting progressive ideas along the educational spectrum. The strategies here model a humanist perspective that will serve learners both in and outside the classroom.

Elementary and Middle School Social Studies

An Interdisciplinary, Multicultural Approach, Seventh Edition


Author: Pamela J. Farris

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 1478628901

Category: Education

Page: 649

View: 8994

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.

Your Science Classroom

Becoming an Elementary / Middle School Science Teacher


Author: M. Jenice Goldston,Laura Downey

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1452289352

Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 5703

Your Science Classroom: Becoming an Elementary / Middle School Science Teacher, by authors M. Jenice "Dee" Goldston and Laura Downey, is a core teaching methods textbook for use in elementary and middle school science methods courses. Designed around a practical, "practice-what-you-teach" approach to methods instruction, the text is based on current constructivist philosophy, organized around 5E inquiry, and guided by the National Science Education Teaching Standards.

Social Studies for the Elementary and Middle Grades

A Constructivist Approach


Author: Cynthia S. Sunal,Mary Elizabeth Haas

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780137048854

Category: Education

Page: 503

View: 1136

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.

Practical Strategies for Teaching K-12 Social Studies in Inclusive Classrooms


Author: Timothy Lintner,Windy Schweder

Publisher: Information Age Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781617355875

Category: Education

Page: 102

View: 6629

A volume in International Social Studies Forum: The Series Series Editors Richard Diem, University of Texas at San Antonio and Jeff Passe, Towson University With the national push towards inclusion, more students with disabilities are being placed in general education settings. Furthermore, when placed, more students with disabilities are entering social studies classrooms than any other content area. Classroom teachers are being asked to "reach and teach" all students, often with little support. There are numerous texts on the teaching of social studies, an equal number on teaching students with disabilities. Blending best practice in social studies and special education instruction, this book provides both pre - and in-service educators simple, practical strategies that support the creation of engaging, relevant, and appropriate social studies opportunities for all students. Though the strategies presented are useful for all students, they are particularly beneficial for students with disabilities. From Universal Design for Learning, mnemonics, graphic organizers, and big ideas, to co-teaching, screen readers and the Virtual History Museum, this book offers hands-on, practical ideas general educators can use when teaching K-12 social studies in inclusive classrooms.

Doing Social Studies in Morning Meeting

150 Quick Activities That Connect to Your Curriculum


Author: Leah Carson,Jane Cofie

Publisher: Center for Responsive Schools, Inc.

ISBN: 1892989883

Category: Education

Page: 216

View: 1277

Enrich students' social studies learning in Morning Meeting! This book is ideal for getting K-6 students excited about - and deepening their understanding of - the world around them. The activities cover a wide range of topics, concepts, and skills, in geography, civics, economics, and more - all without adding to your already packed schedule. · Features clear, step-by-step directions · Can be used with any curriculum · Includes key vocabulary words · Provides variations and extensions for further learning · Activities are sorted by grade, but can be adapted for any grade

Reclaiming Social Studies in the Elementary Classroom

Integrating Culture Through the Arts


Author: Joyce Burstein,Gregory D. Knotts

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780757599392

Category: Education

Page: 434

View: 601

"'Reclaiming Social Studies for the Elementary Classroom' is a new text that defines the core philosophy of viewing social studies from the cultural anthropological perspective. This perspective allows children to bring their own prior knowledge and experiences from their home culture to the social studies curriculum. This curriculum is a logical place to allow students the freedom to demonstrate learning through the arts. It is also a place where people show their cultural identities in celebration of traditions, ideals, rituals, and creative products. Teaching social studies and visual-performing arts are complementary to helping students understand they live in an interdependent world where people, geography, and ideas are shared. This text is structured in three main sections: understanding the concept of social studies, understanding the content of social studies and the teaching of social studies in a classroom, and understanding the specific context of integrating the various art forms with the social studies."--Publishers website.

Best Practices for Teaching Social Studies

What Award-Winning Classroom Teachers Do


Author: Randi Stone

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1632209632

Category: Education

Page: 120

View: 3451

Randi Stone transports readers into the lively classrooms of award-winning teachers in this collection of outstanding methods for teaching social studies to diverse elementary, middle, and high school learners. Like its companion volumes for teaching writing, mathematics, and science, Best Practices for Teaching Social Studies presents firsthand accounts from educators offering fresh ideas and inquiry-based techniques to build student confidence, increase academic achievement, and develop critical thinking skills. Highlights include master teachers' tips on how to: Organize and produce oral history projects Use technology to explore diversity Teach the art of geography and the geography of art Put the "social" back into social studies, and more! Beginning and experienced teachers alike will discover an abundance of creative teaching practices to strengthen the social studies curriculum.

Educating for Critical Democratic Literacy

Integrating Social Studies and Literacy in the Elementary Classroom


Author: Kathryn M. Obenchain,Julie L. Pennington

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317602730

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 9684

Educating for Critical Democratic Literacy educates pre and in-service elementary school teachers in teaching four key civics concepts through social studies and literacy integration. Written together by both literacy and social studies experts, it is based on a conceptual revision of the notions of civic education and critical literacy called "Critical Democratic Literacy" (CDL). The authors’ dual expertise allows them to effectively detail the applications of their knowledge for teachers, from lesson conception to implementation to assessment. Part I explains the theory and basic principles of CDL and provides background information on the role of democracy in education. Part II consists of four sample lessons designed using the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) C3 Framework and the Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts (CSS ELA) standards. Part III includes a primer explaining the four civic concepts that frame the book. Fully aligned to both the CCSS ELA and NCSS C3 Framework, this timely resource provides future and current teachers with specific lessons and tools, as well as the skills to develop their own rigorous, integrated units of study.

Teaching Elementary Social Studies: Strategies, Standards, and Internet Resources


Author: James A. Duplass

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 049581282X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 464

View: 328

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.

Music for Elementary Classroom Teachers


Author: Patricia Shehan Campbell,Carol Scott-Kassner,Kirk Kassner

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393616774

Category: Education

Page: 384

View: 1513

Every elementary teacher can create a musically vibrant classroom.