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Social Studies for the Preschool/Primary Child, CourseSmart eTextbook, 9th Edition

By Carol Seefeldt, Sharon D. Castle, Renee D. Falconer

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Feb 15, 2013

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For Social Studies in Early Childhood/Primary Education and Curriculum in Early Childhood/Primary Education courses.


Highly regarded in the marketplace, this sound resource provides a multitude of practical ideas, suggestions, and activities that prospective early childhood teachers can use to interest young children in social studies and integrate social studies with other content areas: science; the arts; literacy, language development, writing, and literature; and mathematics. Now with full color design and photos in the Pearson eText version, this edition is more engaging than ever.


Written with an emphasis on child development that resounds throughout the text, readers will discover chapters on thinking, social skills, and cultural values as they learn how to incorporate such development and learning through the social studies. Chapters on planning, assessment, and resources for learning will support the beginning teacher in implementing a developmentally appropriate social studies curriculum. Additionally, the authors have included separate chapters on play, diversity, and including students with special needs. This edition covers all 10 of the recently revised NCSS Thematic Strands, and the current NAEYC standards for quality, curriculum, and professional preparation are thoroughly incorporated. Culture and diversity, a new feature on children’s literature, and a greater emphasis on integrating technology are also highlights of this edition.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 These Are the Social Studies

Chapter 2 Planning and Assessment

Chapter 3 Resources for Learning

Chapter 4 Thinking and Concept Formation

Chapter 5 Self, Others, and the Community: Social Skills

Chapter 6 Culture, Diversity, and Values

Chapter 7 Children's Study of TIme, Continuity, and Change: History

Chapter 8 People, Places, and Environment: Geography

Chapter 9 Production, Consumption, and Decision Making: Economics

Chapter 10 Developing Citizenship: Civics and Government

Chapter 11 Global Connections

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Social Studies for the Preschool/Primary Child, CourseSmart eTextbook, 9th Edition
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$25.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-286871-6