The wide history coverage will allow the pre-service teacher to see historical events in overall context. It is an invaluable resource for the in-service teacher who needs both and overview for planning and help in answering student questions. Geography, economics, and civics concepts are clearly explained, so the book will be helpful when used in writing lesson plans. It saves professors of methods courses from having to re-teach social studies content and remain focused on the methods.
Beyond the text, the book contains extensive resource lists for teachers and students, including relevant Websites and student literature. Major subject area organizations, museums, and U.S. government sites, especially the resources of the Library of Congress and the National Archives will be particularly useful to the reader. Additionally, there is an extensive index that allows teachers to look up subjects and answers at a glance.
Table of Contents
Preface: A World to the Reader
1. Why Study Social Studies?
The Middle Ages
The Renaissance and the Reformation
The Enlightenment Period
The Age of Revolution and the Industrial Revolution
The Byzantine Empire, the Ottoman Empire, and the Middle East
The Twentieth and Early Twenty-first Centuries Around the World
World War I
World Between the Wars
World War II
Water and Land
The Physical Movement of the Earth and Its Effects
The Basic Premises
The History of Economics
Consumer Choices Related to Needs and Wants
Entrepreneurs and Ware-Earners
Supply and Demand
The Purpose of Government
Values of American Democracy
The U.S. Constitution
State and Local Government in the United States
The United States in the World
A Final Word
General Resources for the Teacher
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