Social Studies for the Elementary and Middle Grades: A Constructivist Approach / Edition 2

Social Studies for the Elementary and Middle Grades: A Constructivist Approach / Edition 2

by Cynthia Szymanski Sunal, Mary Elizabeth Haas
     
 

ISBN-10: 020532438X

ISBN-13: 9780205324385

Pub. Date: 11/28/2001

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

/* 2438L-2, Sunal, Cynthia Szymanski, Social Studies for the Elementary and Middle Grades: A Constructivist Approach.*/ Designed to help teachers facilitate students' development into problem solvers and decision makers who take an active role as citizens of the world. The authors provide interviews with exemplary teachers throughout the text help…  See more details below

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/* 2438L-2, Sunal, Cynthia Szymanski, Social Studies for the Elementary and Middle Grades: A Constructivist Approach.*/ Designed to help teachers facilitate students' development into problem solvers and decision makers who take an active role as citizens of the world. The authors provide interviews with exemplary teachers throughout the text help to put a face on the teaching of social studies and offer concrete examples of constructivist instruction. This book demonstrates how to use developmentally appropriate strategies to help students construct important social studies ideas and skills. "Time for Reflection: What do you think?" activities allow the reader to integrate their personal experiences and perspectives with text materials. Drawing upon their combined teaching experience of more than 25 years, the authors illustrate flexible strategies for teaching social studies to today's diverse learners. They provide readers with a structure of the knowledge to be learned, how to help students reconstruct present ideas, and how to translate theory and recent research into lesson plans and units. Readers also receive practical applications of constructivist theory by the numerous classroom scenarios and lesson plans that appear throughout the book. Explanations and examples throughout the text help the reader arrive at more appropriate and accurate conceptions and reflection and the application of these ideas to their teaching. The book supports the reader with many opportunities for reflection on classroom events, analysis of classroom scenarios, consideration of interviews with exemplary social studies teachers, and analysis of classroom-testedlesson plans that focus on all content areas. Designed for elementary and middle school social studies faculty(K-8).

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205324385
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
11/28/2001
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
462
Product dimensions:
7.48(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1Meaningful Social Studies and the Student1
Ch. 2Teaching for Meaningful Learning in Social Studies21
Ch. 3Helping Students Develop Social Studies Inquiry Skills45
Ch. 4Helping Students Construct Concepts79
Ch. 5Helping Students Use Inquiry to Build Generalizations108
Ch. 6Using Instructional Strategies That Help Students Learn123
Ch. 7Helping Students Relate to Individuals and Communities159
Ch. 8Helping Students Become Citizens in a Democratic Society in an Ever More Interdependent World193
Ch. 9Helping All Students Experience Meaningful Social Studies230
Ch. 10Helping Students Interpret History250
Ch. 11Helping Students Interpret the Earth and Its People through Geography289
Ch. 12Helping Students Make Economic Decisions327
Ch. 13Helping Students Learn through Multiple Assessments and Evaluation360
Ch. 14Planning Units of Various Lengths and Formats387
Ch. 15Helping Students Learn Social Studies with Technology412
References437
Index451

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