Making Connections in Elementary and Middle School Social Studies / Edition 2

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Overview

A practical, holistic approach to integrating social studies with language arts and other content areas

This comprehensive, reader-friendly text demonstrates how personal connections can be incorporated into social studies education while meeting standards of the National Council for the Social Studies. Praised for its wealth of strategies that go beyond social studies content teaching—including classroom strategies, pedagogical techniques, activities, and lesson plan ideas—this book presents a variety of methods for new and experienced teachers.

Key Features

  • Thinking Ahead invites readers to link their own experiences with the chapter content before reading
  • How Do I? boxes give explicit, step-by-step instruction that demonstrates how to implement and apply the strategies, techniques, and activities described in the chapter
  • Making Connections activities help readers make personal connections with the material

New to This Edition
The Second Edition has been significantly refined to incorporate new topic coverage and strategies needed by elementary and middle school social studies teachers

  • New sections divide and organize the text into six thematic sections: foundational concepts, planning and assessment, instructional strategies, literacy, teaching subject area content, and enhancing democracy
  • Differentiating instruction provides an additional focus on students with special needs and differentiating instruction
  • Additional lesson plans and examples are offered throughout the text
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412968560
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 10/13/2009
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 643,292
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Andy Johnson is Professor of Literacy at Minnesota State University, Mankato where he specialized in literacy instruction for students with special learning needs. Dr. Johnson is also the director of the Capstone Literacy Center where he works with students (children and adults) with severe reading disabilities. He is the author of numerous books and publications related to literacy.

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Table of Contents

Preface
I. Building a Framework for Social Studies
1. Defining Social Studies
2. Celebrating Diversity in Social Studies Education
II. Planning and Assessment in Social Studies
3. Planning Learning Experiences
4. Assessing Student Growth
III. Instructional Strategies in Social Studies
5. Instructional Models in Social Studies
6. Differentiating the Curriculum Using Inclusive and Multi-Level Practices
7. Teaching Cognitive Processes in Social Studies
8. Inquiry Learning in Social Studies
9. Learning Through Human Interaction
IV. Using Social Studies to Enhance Literacy
10. Textbooks and Social Studies
11. Learning Through Literature and Language Arts
V. Teaching Subject Area Content in Social Studies
12. Teaching History and Geography
13. Teaching Civics and Government and Economics
VI. Using Social Studies to Enhance Democracy
14. Using Current Events and the Internet to Teach Social Studies
15. The Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Dimensions of Social Studies Education
Epilogue

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