Social Studies and the Elementary School Child / Edition 6

Social Studies and the Elementary School Child / Edition 6

by George Maxim
ISBN-10:
0136498981
ISBN-13:
9780136498988
Pub. Date:
07/02/1998
Publisher:
Pearson Education

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Social Studies and the Elementary School Child / Edition 6

This sourcebook and guide is designed to help teachers plan and implement their own effective social studies programs. Covers a philosophy for teaching, emphasizing that no single method of instruction is sufficient to achieve all goals and objectives of elementary social studies instruction. Offers a comprehensive view of lesson planning. Explores instructional approaches. Considers contents sources (for civic education, geography, history). Discusses learning tools (reading, writing, the expressive arts). Explains how to select instructional resources. Includes recommendations within a developmental framework that highlight both grade-appropriateness and adaptations for other grade levels. Addresses topical issues: constructivism, decision-making strategies, critical thinking skills, thematic planning, cooperative learning, and alternative assessment methods. Includes a "classroom sketch" and "classroom connection" in each chapter. Contains "technology sampler" boxes with starting points for exploiting computers as crucial planning and instructional tools. For prospective elementary school social studies teachers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780136498988
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 07/02/1998
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 656
Product dimensions: 9.37(w) x 7.71(h) x 1.17(d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE: A Philosophy for Teaching 1(86)
Chapter 1 Connecting Beliefs to Practices
1(42)
Chapter 2 Creating a Supportive Environment
43(44)
PART TWO: Planning for Instruction 87(100)
Chapter 3 Planning Lessons
87(48)
Chapter 4 Planning Themes and Projects
135(52)
PART THREE: Instructional Approaches 187(112)
Chapter 5 Constructing Meaning
187(40)
Chapter 6 Investigating the Social World
227(44)
Chapter 7 Using Cooperative Learning as "Social Study"
271(28)
PART FOUR: Content Sources 299(144)
Chapter 8 Promoting Civic Education
299(56)
Chapter 9 Understanding Geography
355(50)
Chapter 10 Exploring History
405(38)
PART FIVE: Learning Tools 443
Chapter 11 Reading as a Meaning-Making Activity
443(56)
Chapter 12 Writing to Learn
499(60)
Chapter 13 Integrating the Expressive Arts
559(36)
Chapter 14 Selecting Instructional Resources
595

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