Content Matters: Social Studies in the Elementary and Middle School

Content Matters: Social Studies in the Elementary and Middle School

by Leif Fearn, Eric Fearn

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781610489508
Publisher: R&L Education
Publication date: 05/30/2013
Pages: 182
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Leif Fearn began his career as a sixth grade teacher. After a decade in teaching and educational management, he joined the university faculty where he served in the departments of teacher education and special education.

Eric Fearn studied at San Diego State University and the University of Guanajuato in Mexico. He began his career in Mexico and moved to the elementary grades, then middle school in California. He teaches Spanish immersion history and literature at the middle school level.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
References

Chapter One: Biographical Studies: People of Note
The Content for Teaching Biographical Studies
Applications to the Classroom
References

Chapter Two: History: The United States and the World
The Content for Teaching History
Two Kinds of History
Three Belief Systems About Teaching History
History as Scale
Applications to the Classroom
References

Chapter Three: World Religions: Monday School, Not Sunday School
The Content for Teaching World Religions
History and World Religions
Hinduism
Buddhism
Christianity
Judaism
Islam
Geography and World Religions
Biographies and World Religions
Applications to the Classroom
References

Chapter Four: The United States Constitution: The Nation’s Scripture?
The Content for Teaching the United States Constitution
Control of Factions
Representation
Individual Freedom
Taxation
Military
What K-8 Teachers Must Know and Understand
Constitution Simulations
The Structure of the United States Constitution
Applications to the Classroom
References

Chapter Five: The Declaration of Independence: Making the Argument
The Story of the Declaration of Independence
The Content for Teaching the Declaration of Independence
Story Grammar and the Declaration of Independence
Annotating the Declaration of Independence
Applications to the Classroom
References

Chapter Six: Personal Finance: Equity and Economic Justice
The Content for Teaching Personal Finance
The Money Game
How Do Children Get Money?
The Relationship Between 7 and 10
Inflation
Social Security
Gross vs. Net Income
What Does Enough Mean?
What Do We Teach Children About Personal Finance?
Applications to the Classroom
A Resource

Chapter 7: Geography Matters: How We Know Who and Where We Are
The Content for Teaching Geography
Geography Themes
A Change in Perspective: What Do Geographers Do?
Applications to the Classroom
References

Chapter Eight: Native Peoples: It’s About Now!
The Content for Teaching About Native Peoples
Basic Principles for Instruction About Native Peoples
The Right To Be Wrong
Separate Nation Status
Native Peoples and Social Studies Content
Applications to the Classroom
References

Chapter Nine: Media Literacy: Radio, Television, and Print Media as Social Studies
Text
The Content for Teaching Media Literacy
Media Literacy
Liberal Media
Conservative Media
Libertarian Media
Independent Media
Noncommercial or Public Media
Bias and What It Means in the Media
Creative and Critical Thinking and a Media Literacy Matrix
Applications to the Classroom
References

Chapter Ten: Writing in the Social Studies
Thinking and Writing in Paragraphs
Arranging Sentences
Paragraph Sentence Cards
Paragraph Completion
Writing Extended Discourse
Read-Write-Share
Summarizing
Describing
Comparing and Contrasting
Response to Reading
Essays That Share Opinions with an Persuade Readers
Reports of Information
Sentences and Word Study
References

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