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Dynamic Social Studies for Constructivist Classrooms: Inspiring Tomorrow's Social Scientists, CourseSmart eTextbook, 10th Edition

By George W. Maxim

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Mar 25, 2013

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For courses in Elementary Social Studies Methods

 

Brief, manageable, and dynamic, this text helps teachers breathe life into their social studies teaching through a constructivist framework, key instructional approaches and literacy-based pedagogy, text sets, activities, and illustrative classroom scenarios.

 

Practical and dynamic are the hallmarks of this popular social studies methods text, and this new edition steps up its focus on motivation and creativity with a fresh, new design and a number of updates that give readers a clear vision of the most effective ways to teach social studies to elementary school students—and to motivate them to become social scientists.

 

Here readers get a close look at actual elementary school classrooms in chapter-opening scenarios that set the theme for the chapter and place the content into a meaningful context. In addition, a number of new, authentic scenarios are used within the chapters to enhance reader understanding and show visually how teachers have actually used suggested teaching strategies in their classrooms. These vignettes, coupled with numerous photos, illustrations, and figures, illuminate and reinforce the information presented in a way that helps pre- and in-service teachers clearly envision the most effective and creative ways to teach social studies to elementary school students.

Table of Contents

Part I Foundations of Instruction

 

Chapter 1    Dynamic Social Studies: The Subject You Will Teach    

Chapter 2    Individuality and Diversity: The Children You Will Teach    

Chapter 3    Standards-Based Instruction: Planning Lessons and Units   

 

Part II Approaches to Classroom Instruction    

 

Chapter 4    Social Constructivism: Scaffolded Learning    

Chapter 5    Cognitive Constructivism: Discovery Learning (Inquiry and Problem Solving)   

Chapter 6    Curriculum Integration: Linking Subject Matter and Learning Experiences    

 

Part III Social Science Content and Processes

 

Chapter 7    Young Historians: Learning to Unlock the Past   

Chapter 8    Geography: Exploring the People/Place Connection    

Chapter 9    Civics: Young Citizens in Action    

CHAPTER 10  Anthropology and Sociology: Cultures and Society

CHAPTER 11  Economics: Scarcity and Choices

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Dynamic Social Studies for Constructivist Classrooms: Inspiring Tomorrow's Social Scientists, CourseSmart eTextbook, 10th Edition
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$53.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-284991-3