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Children and Their World: Strategies for Teaching Social Studies / Edition 8

Children and Their World: Strategies for Teaching Social Studies / Edition 8

by David Welton
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Completely updated, the Seventh Edition presents social studies within a thoroughly modern framework, exploring how factors such as the information age, globalization, and increasing diversity will impact teachers. A new chapter structure provides an improved framework for learning and highlights key themes such as diversity, technology, and standards throughout.

Children and Their World consolidates social studies content into a comprehensible framework for preservice teachers, providing an excellent practical resource for classroom lesson-planning. Its model student activities include dialogues, suggestions on how to develop curriculum material for teaching particular lessons, and cases presented with procedures about their use with students.

  • Expanded and updated in every chapter, the Technology Updates feature offers chapter-specific technology applications, vignettes showing technology integration in the classroom, sources for downloading lesson plans, and other handy resources.
  • The new edition features updated coverage of both national and state standards, with examples of how standards impact practice.
  • Strengthened coverage of key topics such as cooperative learning, women's roles in gender equity, use of portfolios and journals for assessment, and informational literacy and search tools ensures completely current coverage of the hottest trends for today's teachers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900618376444
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 03/31/2004
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 381
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue: Reflecting on What's Ahead I. Building a Framework for Social Studies 1. The Dynamics of Social Studies 2. History and the Social Sciences: The Knowledge Base for Social Studies 3. How Social Studies Programs Are Organized II. Contexts for Teaching Social Studies 4. The Dimensions of Cultural Diversity 5. The Dimensions of Instructional Diversity 6. Developing Character and Values 7. Social Studies: Gateway to Literacy III. Instruction 8. Planning for Instruction 9. Assessing Learning 10. Strategies and Activities for Effective Teaching 11. Nurturing Critical and Reflective Thinking 12. Helping Students Understand Maps, Globes, and Graphics 13. Using Instructional Tools: Print, Multimedia, and Community Resources

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