With a wealth of lesson plans and practical guidance, this perennial best-seller provides instructional strategies for involving children in social studies content that emphasize concepts, inquiry, and moral development.
If you think you know Ellis, think again! Widely admired for its warm voice and abundance of children’s art and writing, Teaching and Learning Elementary Social Studies integrates constructivist philosophies of active learning with the essential knowledge, basic skills, and positive values required of citizens in a healthy and diverse democracy. And every copy is packaged with a free Atlas!
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Maintaining the balance between theory and practice is never easy, but I am convinced that this new edition presents each to its best advantage. The pages of the text explain, illustrate, and encourage developmentally appropriate practice; engaged, exploratory learning; and reflective thought and action. A host of practical lessons are found throughout the book, ready for you to use directly or to adapt to your circumstances as needed. A central purpose of the book is to address and nurture the strategies and tactics necessary to achieving the social studies goals of
More than in any previous edition, Art Ellis prepares you for the realities of teaching social studies today!
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