Effective Teaching in Elementary Social Studies / Edition 6

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Overview

Sixth Edition

Effective Teaching in Elementary Social Studies

Tom V. Savage ♦ David G. Armstrong

Widely praised as practical and user-friendly, Effective Teaching in Elementary Social Studies, Six Edition, offers a clear overview of the social sciences to strengthen preservice teachers' content knowledge and outlines effective methods for teaching social studies in today's diverse classrooms. In tune with the reality of limited classroom time to deovte to social studies instruction, the authors suggest ways teachers can integrate the social studies with other subject areas (see Chapter 11). Highlighting the importance of teaching social studies to foster the development of thoughtful, involved citizens and cognizant of the realities of teaching today, Savage and Armstrong provide a resource for learning today and teaching tomorrow.

New to this edition:

  • 40 new and revised Lesson Ideas help you plan, teach, and assess social studies lessons (for example, see page 197, Lesson Idea 8-3).
  • Chapter 5, Selecting Teaching Approaches for Knowledge Acquisition
  • Chapter 6, Selecting Teaching Approaches for Knowledge Discovery
  • More coverage of teaching research skills, time, and chronology (see Chapter 7)
  • Increased focus on backward planning, helping teachers align learning objectives with learning outcomes (see Chapter 10)
  • New section on grading strategies to help teachers select assessments that focus on important educational outcomes (see Chapter 12)

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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: 507,384
  • 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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