Social Studies Teaching Activities Books

An Annotated Resource Guide


Author: Gary Lare

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810853713

Category: Education

Page: 197

View: 3672

Teaching activities books are wonderful resources for providing ideas to teachers to enliven their lessons and help their students connect to the curriculum. These books, however, are difficult to locate or search for by curriculum topic and grade level. Social Studies Teaching Activities Books: An Annotated Resource Guide helps solve this dilemma by bringing together a selected list of teaching activities books for one area of the curriculum - social studies. Primary emphasis is placed on those books that are written for the elementary and middle school grades. These annotated books appear in the main body of the book and are arranged by curriculum area topic and grade level. Thus, as the teacher is planning his or her lesson on a particular topic, this book can be consulted to locate books that will give various teaching and learning activities for that topic and grade level desired.

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


Author: James A. Duplass

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 049581282X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 464

View: 2169

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.

Teaching of social studies


Author: S. K. Kochhar

Publisher: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd

ISBN: 9788120700765

Category: Social sciences

Page: 352

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Making Connections in Elementary and Middle School Social Studies


Author: Andrew P. Johnson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412968569

Category: Education

Page: 368

View: 9652

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.

Teaching Global History

A Social Studies Approach


Author: Alan J. Singer

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136835806

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 2233

Teaching Global History challenges prospective and beginning social studies teachers to formulate their own views about what is important to know in global history and why. It explains how to organize the curriculum around broad social studies concepts and themes and student questions about humanity, history, and the contemporary world. All chapters include lesson ideas, a sample lesson plan with activity sheets, primary source documents, and helpful charts, graphs, photographs, and maps. High school students’ responses are woven in throughout. Additional material corresponding to each chapter is posted online at The traditional curriculum tends to highlight the Western heritage, and to race through epochs and regions, leaving little time for an in-depth exploration of concepts and historical themes, for the evaluation of primary and secondary sources, and for students to draw their own historical conclusions. Offering an alternative to such pre-packaged textbook outlines and materials, this text is a powerful resource for promoting thoughtful reflection and debate about what the global history curriculum should be and how to teach it.

Teaching Elementary Social Studies

Principles and Applications


Author: James Zarrillo

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780024313522

Category: Multicultural education

Page: 398

View: 2181

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.

Social Studies for Secondary Schools

Teaching to Learn, Learning to Teach


Author: Alan J. Singer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135041210

Category: Education

Page: 259

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Now in its 4th edition, this popular text for secondary social studies methods courses integrates discussions of educational goals and the nature of history and social studies with ideas for organizing social studies curricula, units, lessons, projects, and activities. A major theme throughout is that what teachers choose to teach and the way they teach reflect their broader understanding of society, history, and the purpose of social studies education. Advocating an inquiry and activity-based view of social studies teaching that respects the points of view of students and teachers, and based in practice and experience, it offers systematic support and open, honest advice for new teachers. Each chapter addresses a broad question about social studies education; sub-chapters begin with narrower questions that direct attention to specific educational issues. Lesson ideas and materials in the book and online are especially designed to help new teachers to address common core learning standards, to work in inclusive settings, and to promote literacy and the use of technology in social studies classrooms. Chapters include highlighted Learning Activities, Teaching Activities, nd Classroom Activities designed to provoke discussion and illustrate different approaches to teaching social studies, and conclude with recommendations for further reading and links to on-line essays about related social studies topics. Activities are followed by four categories: "Think it over," "Add your voice to the discussion," "Try it yourself," and "It’s your classroom." All of these are supported with online teaching material. Designed for undergraduate and graduate pre-service social studies methods courses, this text is also useful for in-service training programs, as a reference for new social studies teachers, and as a resource for experienced social studies educators who are engaged in rethinking their teaching practice. New in the Fourth Edition Provides a number of new lesson ideas paired with online lesson plans and activity sheets in every chapter Takes a new focus on data-driven, standards-based instruction, especially in relation to the common core curriculum Addresses the interactive nature of learning in updated technology sections Reflects current trends in history education Includes more of what the author has learned from working teachers Offers a wealth of additional on-line material linked to the text

Every Book Is a Social Studies Book: How to Meet Standards with Picture Books, K–6

How to Meet Standards with Picture Books, K-6


Author: Jeannette Balantic,Andrea S. Libresco,Jonie C. Kipling

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598845217

Category: Education

Page: 269

View: 4838

This text offers a teacher and student-friendly collection of lessons and activities that help educators use picture books to engage younger students in meaningful social studies activities and bring this critical subject back in elementary schools. • Includes excerpts of primary source materials for student activities • Contains various photographs, illustrations, charts, and graphs throughout the text • Extensive annotated bibliography of picture books for each chapter that includes a discussion question for each book • Appendixes include invaluable planning templates, reproducible handouts, and other teacher resources

Hands-On Social Studies, Grade 3


Author: Jennifer Lawson

Publisher: Portage & Main Press

ISBN: 155379057X

Category: Social sciences

Page: 177

View: 1586

Hands-On Social Studies for Ontario is filled with a year's worth of classroom-tested activities. The grade 3 book is divided into two units: Communities in Canada, 1780-1850, and Living and Working in Ontario. With materials for both teachers and students, this new edition includes many familiar great features: curriculum correlation charts; summary charts showing expectations; complete, easy-to-follow lesson plans; visuals and blackline masters; material lists; and hands-on, student-centered activities. Exciting new features include: photos files that relate to the lesson topic(s); ideas for extending the learning; opportunities for self-reflection and activating prior knowledge; authentic assessment for, as, and of learning opportunities; the five components of the inquiry model; concepts of social studies thinking, guided inquiry questions, and learning goals; and support for developing historical thinking skills.

Methods Of Teaching Social Studies


Author: B.V. Kumari

Publisher: Discovery Publishing House

ISBN: 9788171418992


Page: 368

View: 6142

Contents: Teaching of the Subject, Concept and Scope, The Socialisation, Part of National Curriculum, Aims and Objectives, Significance of the Motives, Teaching Methods, Project Methods, Problem Method, Role of Technology, Micro-teaching, Learning by Programme, Teaching Aids, Significance of Dalton Plan, Curriculum, Course Selection, Textbooks and Material, The Examination, Lesson Planning, Art of Questioning, Dealing with Topics.

Creative Adventures in Social Studies

Engaging Activities & Essential Questions to Inspire Students


Author: Daniel Peppercorn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781607099949

Category: Education

Page: 363

View: 6574

This book provides social studies teachers and education professors with new ideas that will invigorate their classrooms and energize students. These creative activities and resources will help teachers make learning fun, inject humor into the classroom, and illustrate the connections between American history, cultural changes, human behavior, current events, and students' lives. The lessons tap into students' creativity, encourage spontaneity, cater to visual and aural learners, involve movement, and incorporate art.

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: 1649

A collection of hands on learning activities with creative ideas that fit in nicely with alternative assessments.

Tips for social studies teachers

activities from ERIC


Author: National Institute of Education (U.S.),Social Science Education Consortium,ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education

Publisher: Social Science Education consortium


Category: Education

Page: 185

View: 9856

Teaching Social Studies

A Methods Book for Methods Teachers


Author: S. G. Grant,John Lee,Kathy Swan

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 1681238861

Category: Education

Page: 275

View: 1996

Teaching Social Studies: A Methods Book for Methods Teachers, features tasks designed to take preservice teachers deep into schools in general and into social studies education in particular. Organized around Joseph Schwab's commonplaces of education and recognizing the role of inquiry as a preferred pedagogy in social studies, the book offers a series of short chapters that highlight learners and learning, subject matter, teachers and teaching, and school context. The 42 chapters describe tasks that the authors assign to their methods students as either in?class or as outside?of?class assignments. The components of each chapter are: > Summary of the task > Description of the exercise (i.e., what students are to do, the necessary resources, the timeframe for completion, grading criteria) > Description of how students respond to the activity > Description of how the task fits into the overall course > List of readings and references > Appendix that supplements the task description

Praxishandbuch der Montessori-Methode


Author: Maria Montessori

Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH

ISBN: 3451815990

Category: Education

Page: 260

View: 5647

Die erste Ausgabe dieser Schrift erschien 1914 in englischer Sprache unter dem Titel "Dr. Montessoris Own Handbook". Darin betont Maria Montessori in einer Vorbemerkung, dass diese Schrift das einzige authentische und von ihr autorisierte Handbuch der Montessori-Methode sei. Ziel des Buches ist eine knappe für die Umsetzung in die Praxis geeignete Darstellung ihrer pädagogischen Konzeption. Breiten Raum nimmt daher die Praxis der Montessori-Pädagogik mit ihren Übungen und Materialien ein. Eine deutsche Übersetzung dieser Schrift erschien 1922 und erneut als zweite umgearbeitete Auflage 1928 unter dem Titel "Mein Handbuch – Grundsätze und Anwendung meiner neuen Methode der Selbsterziehung der Kinder".

Teaching Young Children Social Studies


Author: Gayle Mindes

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275982287

Category: Education

Page: 196

View: 7117

Presents ideas for a social studies program for preschool through third grade, using child development knowledge and giving illustrations of the concepts in use.