Social Studies For The Twenty-First Century / Edition 2

Social Studies For The Twenty-First Century / Edition 2

by Jack Zevin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0805824650

ISBN-13: 9780805824650

Pub. Date: 09/12/1999

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Social Studies for the Twenty-First Century, Second Edition offers practical, interesting, and exciting ways to teach social studies. Its reflective and integrative framework emphasizes building imagination, insight, and critical thinking into everyday secondary classrooms.

Like the popular first edition, this thoroughly revised and updated edition offers an

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Social Studies for the Twenty-First Century, Second Edition offers practical, interesting, and exciting ways to teach social studies. Its reflective and integrative framework emphasizes building imagination, insight, and critical thinking into everyday secondary classrooms.

Like the popular first edition, this thoroughly revised and updated edition offers an overall framework to guide teachers in setting objectives, devising lessons, and choosing classroom strategies, as well as assistance in constructing tests, and planning lessons, units, and courses for some of the field's most popular and enduring programs. Throughout the text, all aspects of curriculum and instruction are viewed from a tripartite perspective that divides social studies instruction into didactic (factual), reflective (analytical), and affective (judgmental) components. These three components are seen as supporting one another rather than acting in opposition.

At the center of this text is the author's belief that the heart and soul of social studies instruction, perhaps all teaching, lies in stimulating the production of ideas; looking at knowledge from others' viewpoints; and formulating for oneself a set of goals, values, and beliefs that can be explained and justified in open discussion.

Features of the text:

• weaves theory, curriculum, methods, and assessment into a comprehensive model for social studies instruction,

• offers a practical, hands-on approach to lesson planning and curriculum design that features data, documents, and visuals teachers can try out with their students,

• encourages problem-solving attitudes and behavior and provokes analysis, critical thinking, reflection, and debate,

• uses a personal approach to teaching in a reflective framework, with a minimum of educational jargon and polemicizing, and

• includes separate chapters on teaching each of the major areas of the social studies curriculum.

New in the second edition:

• two completely new chapters on using all sorts of media--from print and photography to computer games and the World Wide Web--to supplement and enrich the social studies classroom,

• new material in the chapter on evaluation on using authentic assessment and student portfolios,

• discussion of the standards movement, with examples from major new guidelines, and

• new examples and response 'boxes' throughout and an extensive, updated, and reorganized bibliography of agencies and resources for the social studies, including internet and e-mail addresses where available.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805824650
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/12/1999
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
456
Product dimensions:
0.92(w) x 9.61(h) x 6.69(d)
Lexile:
1510L (what's this?)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Personal Prologue
Pt. 1Philosophy and History of Social Studies: What Is (Are) the Social Studies?
1The Social Studies: Definition, Organization, and Philosophy3
2The Fields of Social Studies: How They Relate21
Pt. 2Teachers and Students: A Context for Social Studies Instruction
3Teachers Roles and Student Audiences39
4Organizing for Instruction60
Pt. 3Strategies for Social Studies Instruction
5Teaching Strategies for Lower Level Skills97
6Teaching Strategies for Higher Level Skills115
7Planning a Unit From Start to Finish140
8Evaluation in Social Studies160
Pt. 4Teaching the Social Studies Curriculum
9Teaching World/Global Studies199
10Teaching U.S. History and American Studies225
11Teaching U.S. Government and Civics253
12Old Concerns, New Directions282
Pt. 5Textbooks and Media in the Social Studies
13The Role of Textbooks in Social Studies Education317
14The "New Age" of Multimedia: Part I. Reading Words and Images: Print Media and the Fine Arts334
15The "New Age" of Multimedia: Part II. Interpreting Moving Images and Sounds365
Pt. 6Beyond the Social Studies Classroom: Professional Issues and Trends
16The Complete Professional383
17The Future of Social Studies Education396
App. AResources for Instruction409
App. BSocial Studies Education, Social Science, and History "Good Reads for Big Ideas"425
Index427

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