ISBN-10:
0137011253
ISBN-13:
9780137011254
Pub. Date:
02/27/2009
Publisher:
Pearson
Social Studies Content for Elementary and Middle School Teachers / Edition 2

Social Studies Content for Elementary and Middle School Teachers / Edition 2

by Penelope J. Fritzer, Ernest Andrew Brewer

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ISBN-13: 9780137011254
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 02/27/2009
Series: Pearson Custom Education Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 324,810
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

About the Authors

PENELOPE FRITZER is a former public school teacher who is a Professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning at the Davie Campus of Florida Atlantic University. She earned her B. A. in History at Connecticut College, a B. A. in Education and an M. A. in English at Florida Atlantic University, and her Ph. D. in English from the University of Miami. Her research interests include various aspects of English and social studies education, literature as social history, and nineteenth century British literature. She is the author of numerous articles on education and of Jane Austen and Eighteenth Century Courtesy Books, Ethnicity and Gender in the Barsetshire Novels of Angela Thirkell, Aesthetics and Nostalgia in the Barsetshire Novels of Angela Thirkell. She is the co-author of Merry Wives: A History of Domestic Humor Writing, Science Content for Elementary and Middle School Teachers, and Mathematics Content for Elementary and Middle School Teachers, and is the editor of Character and Concept in the Barsetshire Novels of Angela Thirkell.

ERNEST ANDREW BREWER is a former public school teacher who is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning at the Jupiter Campus of Florida Atlantic University. He earned his B. A. in Elementary Education and his M. Ed. in Elementary Education from the University of Florida, and his Ed. D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Central Florida. His research interests include social studies in the elementary school, civic education, classroom management, character education, bullying, and social studies integration. He is the author of numerous articles on education.

Table of Contents

Preface: A World to the Reader

1. Why Study Social Studies?

2. History

Early Humans

Europe

The Greeks

The Romans

The Middle Ages

The Renaissance and the Reformation

The Enlightenment Period

The Age of Revolution and the Industrial Revolution

Asia

The Byzantine Empire, the Ottoman Empire, and the Middle East

India

China

Japan

Africa

Western Africa

Eastern Africa

Outside Influences

The Americas

Native Americans

European Exploration

Colonial Life

Revolutionary War

The 1800s

The Twentieth and Early Twenty-first Centuries Around the World

World War I

World Between the Wars

World War II

Cold War

Cultural Change

3. Geography

Basic Ideas

Water and Land

Reading Maps

The Physical Movement of the Earth and Its Effects

Continents

Asia

Africa

North America

South America

Antarctica

Europe

Australia

Geography Resources

4. Economics

The Basic Premises

The History of Economics

Consumer Choices Related to Needs and Wants

Entrepreneurs and Ware-Earners

Supply and Demand

Economics Resources

5. Government

The Purpose of Government

Values of American Democracy

Constitutional Governments

The U.S. Constitution

State and Local Government in the United States

The United States in the World

Government Resources

A Final Word

General Resources for the Teacher

Index

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