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Elementary Social Studies: A Practical Guide / Edition 6

Elementary Social Studies: A Practical Guide / Edition 6

by June R. Chapin


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ISBN-13: 9780205470815
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 02/01/2006
Edition description: Older Edition
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

June R. Chapin is Professor of Education at Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, California. A former public school teacher, including teaching in the Chicago Public Schools, she is the author or co-author of over a dozen textbooks ranging from the fourth grade to the university-level. Citizenship education is her greatest interest including, including research on voting and community participation of social studies students from the eighth grade to young adults.

Table of Contents

Preface     vii
The Elementary Social Studies Curriculum     1
What Are Your Images of the Social Studies?     2
What Is Social Studies and What Are the Goals of Social Studies?     4
What Should Be Taught? State Standards and No Child Left Behind (NCLB)     9
Should Values Be Taught?     16
What Are the National Curriculum Patterns?     21
Why Are Textbooks and Technology Important?     26
Summary     30
Suggested Readings and Websites     30
MyEducationLab     31
Planning for Social Studies Instruction     32
Planning     33
Goals, Long-Range Planning, and Standards/Instructional Objectives     35
Treasury of Resources and Technology for Planning     46
Units     48
Lesson Plans     68
Summary     71
Suggested Readings and Websites     71
MyEducationLab     72
Instructional Strategies     73
Different Methods     74
What Happens in Real Classrooms?     76
Direct Teaching: From Passive to Active Learning     77
Problem-Based Learning and Thinking     81
Inductive Thinking and Questioning     91
Cooperative or Collaborative Learning     94
Role Playing     102
Simulations     105
Summary     107
Suggested Readings and Websites     108
MyEducationLab     109
Using Multiple Assessments to Evaluate Student Learning in the Social Studies     110
Perceptions of Testing     111
Federal and State Roles in Testing     115
Performance-Based Assessment     119
Paper-and-Pencil Tests     128
Informal Evaluations     133
Conferences, Grades, and Report Cards     138
Summary     140
Suggested Readings and Websites     140
MyEducationLab     141
Aiding Our Students to Interpret History     142
The Central Place of History in the Social Studies Curriculum     143
History Wars     145
History Definitions and Issues     148
Linking History and Trade Books to Students     159
Doing History or Being a Historian     165
The Promise of the Internet: Primary and Secondary Sources     174
Learning About Time and Chronology     176
Summary     181
Suggested Readings and Websites      181
MyEducationLab     182
Teaching Geography     183
Are Students and Adults Literate in Geography?     184
Beyond State Capitals: Making Geography Engaging     192
Teaching Map and Globe Skills     199
Summary     208
Suggested Readings and Websites     208
MyEducationLab     209
Teaching Economics     210
Economics Standards     211
Strategies for Teaching Economics     216
Financial Literacy or Personal Finance     229
Summary     237
Suggested Readings and Websites     237
MyEducationLab     238
Teaching Civic Education     239
Different Meaning of Citizenship     240
Civic Education     241
Classroom Civic Education     243
Instruction in Civic Education     249
Current Events/Current Affairs Programs     253
Teaching Controversial Issues     256
Linking Schoolwide Citizenship to the Community     263
Teaching Global Education     266
Summary     274
Suggested Readings and Websites     274
MyEducationLab     275
Helping All Our Diverse Students     276
Growing Diversity     277
Gender     281
Multicultural Education     287
Teaching Religion     295
Exceptionalities     297
Differentiated Instruction     301
Summary     304
Suggested Readings and Websites     305
MyEducationLab     306
Linking Social Studies and Literacy     307
Linking Social Studies and Literacy     308
Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners     309
Reading     318
Listening and Writing     326
Summary     333
Suggested Readings and Websites     333
MyEducationLab     334
Index     335

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