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Young Citizens of the World: Teaching Elementary Social Studies Through Civic Engagement / Edition 1
     

Young Citizens of the World: Teaching Elementary Social Studies Through Civic Engagement / Edition 1

by Marilynne Boyle-Baise
 

ISBN-10: 0805880429

ISBN-13: 9780805880427

Pub. Date: 03/06/2009

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

  • What really counts as social studies?
  • What does good social studies teaching look like?

Young Citizens of the World takes a clear stance: Social studies is about citizenship education that is informed, deliberative, and activist - citizenship not only as a noun, something one studies, but as a verb, something one DOES.

Overview

  • What really counts as social studies?
  • What does good social studies teaching look like?

Young Citizens of the World takes a clear stance: Social studies is about citizenship education that is informed, deliberative, and activist - citizenship not only as a noun, something one studies, but as a verb, something one DOES. The holistic, multicultural approach is based on this clear curricular and pedagogical purpose.

Straightforward, engaging, and highly interactive, the text lays out a three-part process for civic preparation that helps students understand their world and their place, as citizens, in it: becoming informed, thinking it through, and taking action. Six outstanding teaching strategies bring this framework to life. Each chapter is written as a civic engagement. Teaching/learning projects throughout are invitations to learn through intensive, integrated meaningful studies of special places, important people, and significant times. These civic engagements are teacher-ready for use in elementary classrooms. Readers are encouraged to rehearse the projects in their social studies education courses and then to reinterpret them for their classrooms.

Providing a powerful alternative to the Expanding Horizons social studies curriculum, this text is a compelling choice for elementary social studies education courses, as well as for practicing teachers who wish to enhance their social studies instruction.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805880427
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/06/2009
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgements

1. Social Studies as Citizenship Education: Identifying Historic Roots

2. Citizenship as a Verb: Teaching Democracy-in-Action

3. Democracy Project I: Learning about the Constitution

4. Democracy Project II : Talking Democratically

5. Worldview: Developing World-mindedness

6. History Mystery: Rediscovering our Past

7. Biography Workshop: Composing Citizens' Life Stories

8. Store: Making Everyday Economic Choices

9. Explore: Investigating Place and Space

10. Engage: Living One’s Civics

Epilogue: Daring to be Different

Appendix A

Appendix B

About the Authors

References

Index

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