Methods and Resources for Elementary and Middle-School Social Studies / Edition 1

Methods and Resources for Elementary and Middle-School Social Studies / Edition 1

by James W. Stockard
     
 

ISBN-10: 1577661842

ISBN-13: 9781577661849

Pub. Date: 03/20/2001

Publisher: Waveland Press, Inc.

Elementary and middle-school social studies can be an enjoyable experience—both for the students and for the teacher—when the program weaves a rich tapestry of content, attitudes, skills, and perspectives. This provides children with a holistic journey through learning and encourages their curiosity and involvement. Designed for preservice elementary and/or…  See more details below

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Elementary and middle-school social studies can be an enjoyable experience—both for the students and for the teacher—when the program weaves a rich tapestry of content, attitudes, skills, and perspectives. This provides children with a holistic journey through learning and encourages their curiosity and involvement. Designed for preservice elementary and/or middle-school teachers, this multifaceted volume compiles well-researched, essential information on social studies education. The author uses the standards recommended by the National Council for the Social Studies as a foundation, thoroughly discussing the core disciplines and thematic strands of social studies. The book is packed with useful information on an all-encompassing range of teaching methods and tools, including lesson planning, skills development, assessment, multiple intelligences, determining one’s personal philosophy of education, and utilizing information technology. Topical issues such as media ethics and influence, multicultural education, globalization, interdisciplinary studies, cooperative/collaborative learning and teaching, special education, and effective utilization of children’s literature are featured. Special emphasis is given to information technology, from the basics of the Internet to an impressive collection of Web sites offering comprehensive resources and assistance on an abundance of social studies-related topics. Prospective teachers will find the text a valuable and well-rounded sourcebook that answers the most frequently asked questions about becoming an effective social studies teacher.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781577661849
Publisher:
Waveland Press, Inc.
Publication date:
03/20/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
7.08(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.03(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Foundations for Teaching Social Studies1
2Core Disciplines of the Social Studies27
3Standards and Thematic Strands55
4Historical Background for the Social Studies79
5Delivering Instruction: Planning Lessons, Units, and Projects103
6Developing Skills in Social Studies145
7Multiple Intelligences163
8Teaching Essential Globe & Map Skills in Social Studies189
9Using Technology in Social Studies205
10Current Events, Media Ethics, and Media Influence235
11Vital Topics in Social Studies255
12Teaching Social Studies with Children's Literature291
13Developing Creativity in Social Studies319
14Social Studies and Exceptional Children345
15Multicultural Education in Social Studies383
16Assessment of Learning409
App. ASo You Want to Be a Teacher437
App. BAn Annotated List of Children's Books for Teaching Social Studies445
Index467

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