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 SocietyCHAPTER 11 Economics: Scarcity and Choices
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$50.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-284991-3