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Social Studies Content for Elementary and Middle School Teachers / Edition 2
     

Social Studies Content for Elementary and Middle School Teachers / Edition 2

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by Penelope J. Fritzer, Ernest Andrew Brewer
 

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ISBN-10: 0137011253

ISBN-13: 9780137011254

Pub. Date: 02/27/2009

Publisher: Pearson


Are you feeling a little rusty with your social studies content knowledge? This brief primer, Social Studies Content for Elementary and Middle School Teachers, Second Edition, is just what you need. It provides a helpful overview of both U.S. and world history, in addition to basic knowledge in geography, economics, and civics.

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Are you feeling a little rusty with your social studies content knowledge? This brief primer, Social Studies Content for Elementary and Middle School Teachers, Second Edition, is just what you need. It provides a helpful overview of both U.S. and world history, in addition to basic knowledge in geography, economics, and civics.

The wide history coverage will allow you to see historical events in overall context, provides an overview for planning, and will help you answer student questions confidently. Geography, economics, and civics concepts are clearly explained, so the book will be helpful when used in writing lesson plans. Check out the resources lists that include relevant Websites, student literature, . major subject area organizations, museums, and U.S. government sites. Finally, an extensive index allows you to look up subjects and answers at a glance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780137011254
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
02/27/2009
Series:
Pearson Custom Education Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
94,584
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

Preface: A World to the Reader

1. Why Study Social Studies?

2. History

Early Humans

Europe

The Greeks

The Romans

The Middle Ages

The Renaissance and the Reformation

The Enlightenment Period

The Age of Revolution and the Industrial Revolution

Asia

The Byzantine Empire, the Ottoman Empire, and the Middle East

India

China

Japan

Africa

Western Africa

Eastern Africa

Outside Influences

The Americas

Native Americans

European Exploration

Colonial Life

Revolutionary War

The 1800s

The Twentieth and Early Twenty-first Centuries Around the World

World War I

World Between the Wars

World War II

Cold War

Cultural Change

3. Geography

Basic Ideas

Water and Land

Reading Maps

The Physical Movement of the Earth and Its Effects

Continents

Asia

Africa

North America

South America

Antarctica

Europe

Australia

Geography Resources

4. Economics

The Basic Premises

The History of Economics

Consumer Choices Related to Needs and Wants

Entrepreneurs and Ware-Earners

Supply and Demand

Economics Resources

5. Government

The Purpose of Government

Values of American Democracy

Constitutional Governments

The U.S. Constitution

State and Local Government in the United States

The United States in the World

Government Resources

A Final Word

General Resources for the Teacher

Index

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