Social Studies For The Twenty-First Century / Edition 2by Jack Zevin
Pub. Date: 09/12/1999
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Like the popular first edition, this thoroughly revised and updated edition offers an/i>
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.
Table of Contents
Contents: Preface. Part I: Philosophy and History of Social Studies: What Is (Are) the Social Studies? The Social Studies: Definition, Organization, and Philosophy. The Fields of Social Studies: How They Relate. Part II: Teachers and Students: A Context for Social Studies Instruction. Teacher Roles and Student Audiences. Organizing for Instruction. Part III: Strategies for Social Studies Instruction. A General Overview of Chapters 5 and 6: Teaching Strategies for Lower- and Higher-Level Skills. Teaching Strategies for Lower-Level Skills. Teaching Strategies for Higher-Level Skills. Planning a Unit From Start to Finish. Evaluation in Social Studies. Addendum: Test Publishers and Distributors. Part IV: Teaching the Social Studies Curriculum. Teaching World/Global Studies. Teaching U.S. History or American Studies. Teaching U.S. Government and Civics. Old Concerns, New Directions. Part V: Textbooks and Media in the Social Studies. The Role of Textbooks in Social Studies Education. The 'New Age' of Multimedia—Part I: Reading Words and Images: Print Media and the Fine Arts. The 'New Age' of Multimedia—Part II: Interpreting Moving Images and Sounds. Part VI: Beyond the Social Studies Classroom: Professional Issues and Trends. The Complete Professional. The Future of Social Studies Education. Appendices.
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