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Effective Teaching in Elementary Social Studies, CourseSmart eTextbook, 6th Edition

By Tom V. Savage, David G. Armstrong

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Dec 3, 2007

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Effective Teaching in Elementary Social Studies focuses on the importance of social studies in the preparation of individuals for their role in a free society.  The text takes the approach that it is important for students to be actively engaged in learning about their social world.  Approaching social studies as active learning holds the potential to help social studies become one of the most popular parts of the curriculum.

In addition, the text recognizes that many new teachers need specific guidance in helping them achieve success.  Accordingly, this text includes specific descriptions of teaching approaches and includes a wealth of lesson plan ideas.

Table of Contents

1.  DEFINING THE SOCIAL STUDIES

What is the Social Studies

A Working Definition of the Social Studies 

Common Strands 

The Social Studies Curriculum 

Working With Standards 

 

2.  HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY

History 

Geography 

 

3.  POLITICAL SCIENCE, ECONOMICS AND RELATED SOCIAL SCIENCES 

Political Science 

Economics 

Sociology 

Anthropology 

 

4.  ACTIVE LEARNING: GIVING LIFE AND MEANING TOSOCIAL STUDIES  

A rationale for Applied Learning 

Challenges to Implementing Applied Learning 

Approaches to Providing Active, Concrete Learning

Experience 

Service Learning 

Preparing Short Term for Active Learning Experiences 

Dealing with Controversial Issues 

 

5.  SELECTING TEACHING APPROACHES FOR KNOWLEDGE ACQUISITION 

Variables that Influence Selection 

Approaches Focused on Knowledge Acquisition 

 

6.  SELECTED TEACHING APPROACHES FOR KNOWLEDGE DISCOVERY 

Approaches Focused on Discovery of Knowledge  

 

7.  TEACHING SOCIAL STUDIES SKILLS 

Developing Social Skills 

Developing Map and Globe Skills 

Research Skills  

Time and Chronology Skills 

Interpreting Political Cartoons 

 

8.  ACCOMMODATING CULTURE,  GENDER, AND EXCEPTIONALITY  

Multicultural Dimensions 

Gender Issues 

Exceptionality 

 

9.  SOCIAL STUDIES FOR LIMITED-ENGLISH-PROFICIENT LEARNERS 

The Instructional Challenge 

Categories of Language Proficiency 

Problems for Limited-English-Proficient Students 

Sheltered Instruction in the Social Studies 

Successful Instructional Practices 

Modifying Lessons 

 

10.  PLANNING FOR SUCCESS

Aims, Goals, Learning Objectives 

Information needed for Instructional Planning 

Organizing Planning Information 

 

11.  INTERDISCIPLINARY DIMENSIONS 

Choosing Appropriate Themes 

Integrating Unit Content   

Integrating Units Around Children’s Literature 

Integrating the Arts 

Integrating Music  

Integrating Mathematics 

Integrating Science and Technology 

Integrating Language Arts 

 

12.  ASSESSING SOCIAL SSTUDIES OUTCOMES 

Defining Terms 

Types of Assessment  

The Assessment Blueprint 

Evaluation and Grading 

 

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Effective Teaching in Elementary Social Studies, CourseSmart eTextbook, 6th Edition
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