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Dynamic Social Studies for Constructivist Classrooms is a brief, manageable, practical, and widely-popular guide to the most effective ways to teach social studies to elementary school students—and to motivate them to become social scientists. Using a constructivist framework, key instructional approaches, literacy-based pedagogy, text sets, activities, and illustrative classroom scenarios, the book focuses on motivation, creativity, and the good examples of excellent teachers to help educators breathe life into theory social studies teaching.
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Practical and dynamic are the hallmarks of this widely-popular social studies methods text, and this new edition steps up its focus on motivation and creativity with a fresh, new design and a number of updates that give readers a clear vision of the most effective ways to teach social studies to elementary school students—and to motivate them to become social scientists.
Chapter-opening, real-life scenarios set the theme for each chapter and place the content into a meaningful context. And authentic scenarios within the chapters enhance reader understanding and show visually how teachers have used suggested teaching strategies in their classrooms.
And in this new edition, the principal focus of previous editions is maintained, while the book has been thoroughly redesigned, revised, and updated to include:
About the Author:
George Maxim began his professional career in rural Appalachia and ultimately taught in varied settings and at different levels from preschool through the elementary school grades. After completing a very enjoyable early childhood and elementary school teaching career, he pursued a PhD in Elementary Education from Penn State University, specializing in early childhood and social studies education. He accepted a position at West Chester University, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in early childhood education, creativity, social studies methods, and literacy. In addition, Dr. Maxim has spoken to various groups, conducted in-service programs, and delivered workshops to teachers throughout the region. He has been invited to speak to audiences in locations as distant as Seoul, South Korea.
Dr. Maxim has received a number of teaching awards, including the Certificate of Excellence in College Teaching from the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Dr. Maxim’s articles have appeared in various journals, including Childhood Education, Social Education, Social Studies and the Young Learner, Science and Children, The Arithmetic Teacher, and other relevant professional journals. He has written several books, including The Very Young, The Sourcebook, Learning Centers for Young Children, and Dynamic Social Studies for Constructivist Classrooms.
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