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

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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.

Social Studies in Elementary Education

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Author: Walter Parker

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780137034253

Category: Education

Page: 484

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The author wrote this new edition of the most popular elementary social studies methods text on the market with the following three goals in mind: to present the most powerful social studies content and pedagogy for children in elementary school, to offer the material in simple and accessible ways, and to write in a first person active voice. The purpose of this book is to introduce new teachers to the world of social studies teaching and learning in elementary and middle schools. Geography, history, government and the other social sciences are delivered into the palm of the new teacher's hand along with a suite of tools for bringing social studies to life in the classroom. The book is organized into three sections—the first orients the reader to the mission of social studies education to the increasingly diverse children we teach, the second concentrates on the curriculum, and the third deals with instruction, how we plan and teach this curriculum. Three central themes continue to pervade the book—democratic citizenship, diversity, and the social sciences—to ultimately encourage teachers to excite their students about closing the gap between social realities and democratic ideals. An exceptionally strong chapter on multicultural issues (Chapter 2) helps future teachers truly understand the changing demographics of the American classroom. Abridged NCSS standards and their classroom applications are found at www.myeducationlab.com.

Social Studies in Elementary Education

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Author: Walter Parker

Publisher: Pearson Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780132337076

Category: Education

Page: 460

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"The purpose of this book is to introduce new teachers to the world of social studies teaching and learning in elementary and middle schools. Geography, history, government and the other social sciences are delivered into the palm of the new teacher's hand along with a suite of tools for bringing social studies to life in the classroom. The book is organized into three sections-the first orients the reader to the mission of social studies education to the increasingly diverse children we teach, the second concentrates on the curriculum, and the third deals with instruction, how we plan and teach this curriculum. Three central themes continue to pervade the book-democratic citizenship, diversity, and the social sciences-to ultimately encourage teachers toexcite their students about closing the gap between social realities and democratic ideals. An exceptionally strong chapter on multicultural issues (Chapter 2) helps future teachers truly understand the changing demographics of the American classroom."--Publisher's description.

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.

Practical Strategies for Teaching K12 Social Studies in Inclusive Classrooms

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Author: Timothy Lintner,Windy Schweder

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 1617355895

Category: Education

Page: 113

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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 inservice 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 coteaching, screen readers and the Virtual History Museum, this book offers handson, practical ideas general educators can use when teaching K12 social studies in inclusive classrooms.

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.

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.

Inside the Social Studies Classroom

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Author: Jere Brophy,Janet Alleman,Barbara Knighton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135600961

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).

Bringing History to Life

First-Person Historical Presentations in Elementary and Middle School Social Studies

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Author: Ronald Vaughan Morris

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 1607092255

Category: Education

Page: 128

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Imagine a Founding Father visiting a classroom today, or a sailor from the War of 1812, an Amish man, a 19th century pioneer, or even a Civil War veteran. Ronald Morris has spent more than 25 years bringing these characters into classrooms and inspiring other educators to do the same. In this book he synthesizes his vast knowledge and experience into a resource for all types of educators who help elementary and middle school children develop a love of history. Pre-service teachers can use this book as a model for developing their own styles of teaching social studies. Museum educators can use Bringing History to Life to enliven their presentations with students. Teachers in the classroom can use this resource to help their students develop first person presentations by reading about many examples across the grades. This resource is especially important as school districts reduce their budgets for field trips to popular museums that interpret history using this popular method. With this book as inspiration, educators can continue Bringing History to Life for their students.

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.

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.

Elementary Social Studies

Constructing a Powerful Approach to Teaching and Learning

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Author: S. G. Grant,Bruce VanSledright

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division

ISBN: 9780618443604

Category: Education

Page: 316

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This text frames and develops a coherent, practical, and engaging approach to teaching and learning elementary social studies. The authors combine the latest research on learning patterns, curriculum structure and presentation, and assessment with practical issues like classroom management, goal establishment, and creative lesson planning. Elementary Social Studies is organized according to four commonplaces of education—learners and learning, subject matter, teachers and teaching, and classroom environment—to help teachers create a powerful learning environment for their students. The Second Edition includes additional emphasis on issues of multiculturalism and diversity, and teaching in the lower primary grades. New! More Theory-to-Practice examples are included throughout the text. Now identifiable by marginal icons, the examples in Chapter 2 concentrate on incorporating constructivist principles into the teaching/learning process, while those in Chapter 5 focus on choosing teaching strategies, curriculum materials, and classroom assessments. New! More references to social studies standards and standardized assessments are presented throughout the text to help teaching students understand how their lessons relate to the certification process and the assessment of schools, teachers, and students. New! More explicit connections between social studies and language arts instruction (Chapter 4) are drawn to provide guidance on teaching in schools that have marginalized social studies instruction in order to concentrate on reading and math in preparation for standardized testing. New! Expanded content allows the author to provide the most comprehensive updates and information on all topics presented. New! Marginal icons have been reduced from six categories to four—diversity, standards, theory-to-practice examples, and relevant research—for purposes of clarity. These icons help call out where relevant information is presented in the text. In Your Classroom boxes offer practical teaching suggestions such as the use jigsaw puzzles, book talks, and mini-lessons. An appendix of Children's Literature provides approximately 100 specific titles that correspond to the various unit ideas throughout the text.

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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Teaching Elementary Social Studies

Strategies, Standards, and Internet Resources

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Author: James A. Duplass

Publisher: Wadsworth Pub Co

ISBN: 9780618782727

Category: Education

Page: 388

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Written for the elementary social studies methods course, this "interactive" program combines features of a textbook and a workbook, with thorough integration between the print text and a dynamic web site. Increasingly, majors in elementary education (if not the population at large) are more attuned to reading interactive material with relatively brief narrative, bulleted items, text boxes, and targeted messages (like web pages) rather than traditional, denser text. To accommodate these preferences, the layout of the print text features a larger-than-usual font, an 8 x 11" trim size, and spiral binding, and the content includes an abundance of bulleted lists, shaded text boxes, and contemporary graphics. The program's interactive approach and flexibility allow the professor 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 a focus on active-learning strategies, application of constructivist principles, 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 standard). Thus, the book will serve as a springboard for classroom activities, web site explorations, and/or instructor-led activities.

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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