Social Studies Instruction Incorporating the Language Arts / Edition 1

Social Studies Instruction Incorporating the Language Arts / Edition 1

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Social Studies Instruction Incorporating the Language Arts / Edition 1

This book presents a series of lesson plans that can be used as models for the unit development of suggested topics for grade levels one through six. Intended to provide guidance for teachers as they plan instruction, the book supplies background for lesson and unit planning that reinforces basic language arts skills while focusing on social studies content, and each chapter offers an example of a social studies unit that incorporates the language arts. Morin is professor of education at California State University-Los Angeles. Annotation c. Book News, Inc.,Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780205376117
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date: 10/22/2002
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.45(d)

Table of Contents

1Animal Stories From Around the World1
Grade One Unit Unit Rationale/Broad Goals1
Lesson 1Two Different Ways to Look at a Familiar Story2
Lesson 2Stories as an Expression of Culture6
Lesson 3Sequencing Story Events That Depict Customs8
Lesson 4Comparison of Similar Folk Tales11
Lesson 5Animal Stories That Explain Their Markings or Colors12
One Direct Instruction Format Example17
Related Literature18
2Families and Their Traditions19
Grade Two Unit Unit Rationale/Broad Goals19
Lesson 1People Who Are Important to Me20
Lesson 2Families Are Unique22
Lesson 3Special Happenings I Remember25
Lesson 4Family Traditions26
Lesson 5Special Ways to Carry on Traditions28
Lesson 6Preparation for a Multicultural Celebration of Traditions30
Related Literature31
Grade Three Unit Unit Rationale/Broad Goals33
Lesson 1What Is a Community?35
Lesson 2People Gather from Many Places to Form Communities39
Lesson 3All Communities Have Basic Needs42
Lesson 4Community Helpers45
Lesson 5Community Involvement48
Related Literature51
4California after 1848: A Period of Rapid Growth53
Grade Four Unit Unit Rationale/Broad Goals53
Lesson 1The Discovery of Gold in California54
Lesson 2Gold Rush Topics60
Lesson 3The Pony Express62
Lesson 4The Transcontinental Railroad63
Lesson 5Timeline of Events That Indicate Rapid Growth in California65
Related Literature66
5Moving Westward through Literature69
Grade Five Unit Unit Rationale/Broad Goals69
Lesson 1Introduction to Westward Expansion73
Lesson 2The United States Looks toward Mexico80
Lesson 3The United States Expands Its Southern Border to Include Mexico83
Lesson 4The United States Moves into the Oregon Country86
Lesson 5On to Oregon92
Lesson 6The Mormons Move Westward94
Lesson 7The Effect of Westward Expansion on the Lives of Native Americans96
Lesson 8Westward Expansion Participants98
Related Literature100
Audiovisual Resources101
Computer Software101
6A Glimpse into the Rise of Civilization through Myths and Legends103
Grade Six Unit Unit Rationale/Broad Goals103
Lesson 1Myths and Legends: Ways to Think about Ancient Civilizations104
Lesson 2The Rise of Ancient Civilization: Mesopotamia106
Lesson 3Native Americans: Their Beliefs as Portrayed in Myths and Legends109
Lesson 4Dioramas: A Way to Illustrate Myths and Legends111
Related Literature113
Audiovisual Resources114
Computer Software114

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