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Teaching Elementary Social Studies: Principles and Applications, CourseSmart eTextbook, 4th Edition

By James J. Zarrillo

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Mar 25, 2011

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Learn how to meet the needs of the diverse students in your first classroom through this unique elementary social studies methods textbook. With a unifying theme of diversity, it emphasizes differentiated instruction and meeting the needs of all students, including special attention to English learners, children with mild learning disabilities, and gifted students.  Chapters on differentiated instruction (Chapter 2) and culturally-responsive teaching (Chapter 3) provide a strong foundation and context for the strategies and teaching tips that follow in later chapters.

 

Reflecting the national trends toward standards-based instruction and greater utilization of technology, this book is a great resource for your first classroom and beyond. Read and reference this text for comprehensive coverage including chapters on the history and current status of social studies; lesson and unit planning; cooperative learning; critical thinking; technology; assessment; integrating the language arts, the visual arts, and the performing arts; citizenship education; history and geography; and the other social sciences. Finally, instructors and students have praised earlier editions of this book because of its pragmatic and accessible style.

Table of Contents

Part I: An Introduction to the Social Studies

Chapter 1: The Past, Present, and Future of Social Studies Teaching and Learning

    Definitions of Social Studies

    A Brief History of Social Studies Teaching

    21st Century Skills

    Social Studies: The Curriculum

    Summary of Key Points

    Lesson Plans and Instructional Activities

 

Part II: The Fundamentals of Social Studies Teaching

Chapter 2: Social Studies Lesson and Unit Plans

    General Guidelines for Planning Social Studies Lessons

    Lesson Plan Formats

    Writing Lesson Objectives

    Perspectives on the Teaching Sequence

    Principles for Planning Instructional Units

    Summary of Key Points

    Lesson Plans and Instructional Activities

Chapter 3: Assessment of Social Studies Learning

    Purposes and Goals of Assessment

    Essentials of Effective Assessment

    Gathering Data

    Analyzing and Sharing Assessment Data

    Assessment and Diversity: Final Thoughts

    Summary of Key Points

                                               

Part III: Differentiation, Integration, and the Development of Academic Skills

Chapter 4: Differentiated Instruction

    Linguistic Diversity

    Cultural Diversity

    Exceptionality

    Summary of Key Points

    Lesson Plans and Instructional Activities        

Chapter 5: A Multicultural, Integrated Social Studies Curriculum

    A Multicultural Social Studies Curriculum

    The Integrated Curriculum

    Summary of Key Points

    Lesson Plans and Instructional Activities           

Chapter 6: Cooperative Learning

    Introduction to Cooperative Learning

    An Overview of the Research and Descriptions of Cooperative Learning Structures

    Making Cooperative Learning Work

    Other Issues in Grouping

    Summary of Key Points

    Lesson Plans and Instructional Activities

Chapter 7: Inquiry and Critical Thinking

    Inquiry: An Overview

    A Teaching Sequence for an Inquiry

    Inquiry as Cooperative Learning: Group Investigation

    Critical Thinking: An Overview

    Developing Critical Thinking Skills

    Summary of Key Points

    Lesson Plans and Instructional Activities

Chapter 8: Literacy

    Social Studies Textbooks

    Children’s Literature: Information Books and Biography

    Children’s Literature: Fiction

    Writing in the Social Studies Program

    Summary of Key Points

    Lesson Plans and Instructional Activities           

 

Part IV: Content-Specific Instruction

Chapter 9: Democratic Citizenship

    Democratic Citizenship: The First Goal of Social Studies

    Competing Perspectives on Citizenship Education

    Citizenship Education: Content

    Citizenship Education: Values   

    Citizenship Education: Processes

    Summary of Key Points

    Lesson Plans and Instructional Activities                       
Chapter 10: History

    History in the Elementary School: Overview and Research

    History in the Elementary School: Content

    History in the Elementary School: Processes

    Teaching History in the Elementary School

    Summary of Key Points

    Lesson Plans and Instructional Activities                                               

Chapter 11: Geography

    Geography in the Elementary School: Overview and Research on Children’s Understanding of Geography

    Geography in the Elementary School: Content

    Geography in the Elementary School: Processes

    Teaching Geography: Challenges and Principles of Instruction, Map Reading, Map Making

    Teaching Geography: Computer-Based Resources

    Summary of Key Points

    Lesson Plans and Instructional Activities

Chapter 12: The Other Social Sciences and Topics of Special Interest

    Completing the Social Studies Curriculum

    Anthropology

    Economics

    Psychology and Sociology

    Global Education, Environmental Education, and Current Events

    Summary of Key Points

    Lesson Plans and Instructional Activities

 

Children’s Literature to Support Social Studies Instruction

References

Author Index

Subject Index

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