Social Studies Activities A to Z / Edition 1

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Social Studies Activities A to Z gives teachers and parents a detailed lesson plan format of open-ended, age- appropriate activities for young children ages one and up. The activities are easy-to- understand and follow for children and adults alike. Each section helps teachers and parents find social studies activities to support a theme-based curriculum, to incorporate a letter of the week, or to provide a spur-of-the-moment filler idea. Many activity choices are given for each targeted alphabet letter. This child-centered text focuses on creative activities, giving children an appreciation for learning and creating.

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"I like the concept of offering open-ended projects that apply to teaching the alphabet. This is an excellent outline and offering it in a lesson plan format is a great idea. This would be an excellent tool for new teachers as well as veterans needing a fresh approach." - Heather Fay, ChildTime Children's Centers, Akron, OH
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781418048488
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 3/30/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,465,091
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Joanne Matricardi is an early childhood instructor and preschool director with a B.A. in psychology and social work, an M.Ed. in early childhood education and an Ed.S. in curriculum and instruction. She has 25 years' experience teaching young children. She has been recognized as 2000 Teacher of the Year at Maxwell High School and as part of Teachers as Leaders in 1999 in the Gwinnett County Public School System.

Jeanne McLarty is a preschool teacher with 16 years of teaching experience and five years' experience as a preschool director. She is a member of numerous associations dedicated to childhood education, including the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

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Table of Contents

Preface Helpful Hints Supplies Parent Letter Section A Airplane Pilot (Dramatic Play) Arbor Day (Outdoors) Australias Animal Match (Language Arts) Section B Belgiums Diamonds (Math) Baker (Dramatic Play) Bank (Math) Bus Driver (Dramatic Play) Section C Chef (Dramatic Play) Chinese Panda Bear (Art or Blocks) Christmas Items Match (Math) Section D Denmarks Flag (Art) Dentist (Dramatic Play) Diversity (Math) Section E Easter Story Dictation (Language Arts or Group Time) Eiffel Tower (Manipulatives) Emotions (Group Time) Egypts Pyramids (Blocks) Section F Families (Group Time) Farmers (Dramatic Play) Fathers Day Gift (Manipulatives) Firefighter (Dramatic Play) Flag Day (Woodworking) Section G Gardner (Science) Grandparents (Group Time) Greek Pizza (Cooking) Section H Hanukahs Menorah (Manipulatives) Hawaiian Lai (Art) Houses (Blocks) Section I Iceland and Fishing (Dramatic Play) Independence Day (Art) Island (Sensory Table) Section J Janitor (Dramatic Play) Japans Origami (Math) Journalist (Writing) Jungle (Dramatic Play) Section K Kindness (Group Time) King, Martin Luther (Art) Kenyas Wildlife (Language Arts) Kwanzaa (Manipulatives) Section L Liberty Bell (Manipulatives) Librarian (Dramatic Play) Lithuanias Flag (Art) Section M Magician (Dramatic Play) Me (Group Time) Mexican Pinata (Art) Mothers Day Gift (Manipulatives) Section N Native Americans Village (Blocks) Netherlands Wooden Shoes (Manipulatives) New Years Day (Art) Nurse (Dramatic Play) Section O Observatory (Dramatic Play) Ocean (Science) Olympics (Outdoors) Section P Police (Dramatic Play) Post Office (Dramatic Play) Presidents Match (Math) Section Q Qatars Camels (Language Arts) Queens and Kings (Group Time) Section R Ranger (Dramatic Play) Redwood Trees (Group Time) Russian Soup (Cooking) Section S Sharing (Group Time) Spains Gazpacho (Cooking) St. Lucia (Manipulatives) St. Patricks Day (Sensory Table) Section T Tailor (Manipulatives) Teacher (Dramatic Play) Telling the Truth (Group Time) Section U Ugandas Products (Group Time) Uniforms (Language Arts) United States and Families (Group Time, Math, Parent Involvement) Section V Valentines Day Card Delivery (Dramatic Play) Venezuelas Black Beans and Rice (Cooking) Veterinarian (Dramatic Play) Voting (Dramatic Play) Section W Waiter and Waitress (Dramatic Play) Wales Sheep (Manipulatives) Weather Comparison (Math) Section X X-Ray Technician (Dramatic Play) Section Y Yemen Fruit Salad (Cooking) Yo-yo Invention (Group Time) Section Z Zambian Nshima (Cooking) Zoo Keeper (Dramatic Play) References Appendix Curriculum Index
• Index

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