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Social Studies for the Preschool/Primary Child, CourseSmart eTextbook, 8th Edition

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

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Apr 22, 2009

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

 

This popular text provides a multitude of practical ideas, suggestions, and activities that prospective early childhood teachers can use to both interest young children in social studies and integrate social studies with other sciences, art, literature, mathematics, reading, and writing. Because play is the basic means of young children's learning, the text offers a full chapter on the topic and incorporates ideas for “playing” throughout the material. TThis edition includes three new chapters to offer all of the 10 NCSS Thematic Strands. In addition, there is a new emphasis on the use of such technology as e-mail, digital cameras, and the World Wide Web in this edition. Finally, current NAEYC standards for quality, curriculum, and professional preparation are thoroughly incorporated.

 

 

New to this Edition!

 

  • NEW Chapter on Culture, Diversity and Values
  • NEW Chapter on Civics and Government
  • NEW Chapter on Global Connections
  • More coverage of technology, including Web 2.0 technology
  • Now reflects all 10 NCSS Thematic Strands
  • Table of Contents

    Part ONE  Planning for the Social Studies                                                            


    Chapter 1  These Are the Social Studies                                                                           

    Past Approaches to the Social Studies 

      Progressive Education and the Here-and-Now Curriculum 

      Social-Living Curriculum 

      Holiday Curriculum 

      Social Forces and Theories Affecting the Curriculum

    Social Studies Today 

      Active Learning 

      Integrated 

      Meaningful 

      Of High Interest 

      Standards for Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes

      Scope and Sequence

      Curriculum Models for Early Childhood Education 

    Summary 

    Extend Your Knowledge 

    Resources 


    Chapter 2  Planning and Assessment          

    Knowledge of Children 

      Children Are Alike 

      So Alike, So Different

      Special Needs 

    Knowledge of the Community

      The Child’s Physical World 

      Cultural Knowledge and Values 

    Knowledge of the Social Studies 

      Short- and Long-Term Planning 

      Involving the Children 

      Planning for the Spontaneous

      Lesson Plans 

      Units, Projects and Thematic Learning

    Assessment of the Social Studies Curriculum

      Observation 

      Portfolios 

      Informal Interviews 

      Performance Interviews 

      Checklists 

      Standardized Tests

    Summary 

    Extend Your Knowledge

    Resources 


    Chapter 3  Resources for Learning

    The Children 

    The Family 

      Informal Involvement 

      Formal Involvement 

    The School 

    THE COMMUNITY

        Field Work

        Guest Speakers

     Community Service

    The Classroom 

      Deciding on Learning Centers 

      Introducing Centers   

      Types of Centers 

      Vicarious Materials in the Classroom

    Summary 

    Extend Your Knowledge 

    Resources 


    Part TWO  The Processes of Social Studies          

                                                     

    Chapter 4  Thinking and Concept Formation                                                                 

    Planning Thinking Experiences 

      Firsthand Experiences 

      Experiences Involving Others 

      Experiences Requiring Language 

    Fostering Thinking Processes 

      Questioning and Sensing Problems 

      Locating Information: Field Trips 

      Organizing and Interpreting Information 

      Seeing Relationships and Beginning to Generalize 

      Interpreting, Reflecting and Reaching Conclusions 

    Concept Formation 

      Key Concepts 

      Concept Development 

    Nurturing Concept Formation 

      The Problem of the Match 

      Guidelines for Concept Formation 

    Summary 

    Extend Your Knowledge 

    Resources 


    Chapter 5  Self, Others and the Community: Social Skills                                             

    Social Skills Develop 

    Theories of Socialization 

      Behavioral Theories 

      Erikson’s Theory  

      Social-Cognitive Theories 

    Factors Affecting Social Development

      The Family 

      Role Culture 

      Role of the School 

    Self-Concept 

      General Identity: Names 

      The Physical Self 

      Self-Efficacy 

      Assessing Self-Concept, Self-Esteem and Self-Efficacy 

    Relating to Others 

      Communicating 

      Sharing 

      Cooperating 

      Making and Having Friends  

      Conflict Resolution 

    Summary 

    Extend Your Knowledge 

    Resources 


    Chapter 6  Culture, Diversity and Values                                                                 

    CULTURE

    DIVERSITY

    WHAT ARE YOUR ATTITUDES?

    How Children Learn ABOUT OTHERS

    KEY CONCEPTS

    ATTITUDES AND VALUES

    HOW CHILDREN LEARN VALUES 

      Modeling 

      Reinforcement 

      Learning 

    Which Theory? 

      Indoctrination 

      Value Clarification 

      Value Analysis 

    What Values Should Be Taught? 

      Encouraging Anti-Bias Values in the Classroom

      Teaching Peace, Understanding War 

    Summary 

    Extend Your Knowledge 

    Resources 


    Part THREE  The Content of the Social Studies                                                   

     

    Chapter 7  Children’s Study of Time, Continuity, and Change: History        

    Key Concepts 

        History

        Science, Technology and Society

    Time 

      Development of Time Concepts 

      Routines That Teach Time 

      Measuring Time 

      The Passage of Time 

    Change 

      In School 

      In the Neighborhood or Community  

      In Nature 

      In Children 

    The Continuity of Human Life 

      The Family 

      Intergenerational Contacts 

      Holiday Celebrations and Traditions

      Cultural Universals

    The Past 

      People 

      Objects and Visual Discovery 

      Narratives and the Arts 

    Methods of the Historian 

    Summary  

    Extend Your Knowledge 

    Resources


    Chapter 8  People, Places and Environments: Geography                                             

    Key Concepts 

    The Earth Is the Place Where We Live 

      Our Environment 

      Land and Water 

      Caring for Our Earth 

      A Nearly Round Sphere in a Solar System 

    Direction and Location 

      Movement Exploration 

      Directional Terms 

      Distance and Measurement 

      Maps and Globes 

    Relationships Within Places 

    Spatial Interactions 

    Regions 

      Physical Regions 

      Cultural Regions 

    Summary 

    Extend Your Knowledge 

    Resources 


    Chapter 9  Production, Distribution and Consumption: Economics                             

    Development of Economic Concepts 

      Key Concepts 

      Scarcity 

      Economic Production 

      Preparing for Careers 

    Summary 

    Extend Your Knowledge 

    Resources 


    Chapter 10 Developing Citizenship: Civics and Government

    Key Concepts

    Democratic Values

      Civic participation

    Political Concepts

       Research

       Voting

       Symbols of Democratic Government

    Ownership and Pride

        School and Community

    Summary

    Extend Your Knowledge

    Resources


    Chapter 11 Global Connections

    Key Concepts

    Interconnectedness and Interdependency

      Similarities

    Resources for Learning about Others

    Global Education

    Summary

    Extend Your Knowledge

    Resources


    References

     Index 

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