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Effective Teaching in Elementary Social Studies / Edition 6

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Overview

The sixth edition of this popular book helps readers aid children in developing thinking skills and master principles, encouraging them to understand the world, approach challenges from different perspectives, and understand and stand firm in the face of injustice. Understanding social studies is crucial to the creation of thoughtful, involved citizens. Up-to-date material on technology and pro-social behavior challenges readers to reflect upon significant issues. Topics include: the definition of social studies; history and geography; political science and economics; sociology, anthropology and psychology; teaching social studies; culture, gender, and exceptionalities; planning and assessing by working with the social studies standards. This book will serve as an excellent resource for all educators in the field of social studies, as well as for those employed in various fields where social studies is a component in understanding today's social trends.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131738430
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 3/21/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 600,839
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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 TO SOCIAL 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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