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Making Connections in Elementary and Middle School Social Studies / Edition 1
     

Making Connections in Elementary and Middle School Social Studies / Edition 1

by Andrew Johnson
 

ISBN-10: 1412926645

ISBN-13: 9781412926645

Pub. Date: 12/28/2005

Publisher: SAGE Publications

This book revolves around the idea that making personal connections with the material to be learned is what creates powerful learning experiences. Making Connections in Elementary and Middle School Social Studies is a comprehensive, reader-friendly text that demonstrates how personal connections can be incorporated into social studies education while meeting the

Overview

This book revolves around the idea that making personal connections with the material to be learned is what creates powerful learning experiences. Making Connections in Elementary and Middle School Social Studies is a comprehensive, reader-friendly text that demonstrates how personal connections can be incorporated into social studies education while meeting the National Council for the Social Studies' thematic, pedagogical, and disciplinary standards. The book examines a variety of methods both novice and experienced teachers alike can use to make social studies more interesting and to help students make their own personal connections.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412926645
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
12/28/2005
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
7.37(w) x 9.12(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
DEFINING SOCIAL STUDIES
CELEBRATING DIVERSITY IN SOCIAL STUDIES EDUCATION
TEACHING GEOGRAPHY AND HISTORY
TEACHING CIVICS, GOVERNMENT, AND ECONOMICS
PLANNING
ASSESSING STUDENT GROWTH
SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS IN A GENERAL EDUCATION SETTING
TEXTBOOKS AND SOCIAL STUDIES
LEARNING THROUGH HUMAN INTERACTION
PROBLEM SOLVING IN SOCIAL STUDIES
INQUIRY LEARNING IN SOCIAL STUDIES
CREATIVE AND CRITICAL THINKING IN SOCIAL STUDIES
CURRENT EVENTS AND CLASSROOM DISCUSSION
USING THE INTERNET TO TEACH SOCIAL STUDIES
LEARNING THROUGH LITERATURE AND LANGUAGE ARTS
CHARACTER EDUCATION
EPILOGUE
APPENDIX A: DISCIPLINARY STANDARDS FOR HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY, CIVICS AND GOVERNMENT, AND ECONOMICS
APPENDIX B: PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS FOR NCSS THEMATIC SUBJECT MATTER STANDARDS
APPENDIX C: NCSS ESSENTIAL SKILLS FOR SOCIAL STUDIES
REFERENCES
INDEX
ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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