Effective Teaching in Elementary Social Studies

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9780133708264: Effective Teaching in Elementary Social Studies

The fifth edition of this popular book helps readers aid children in developing thinking skills and master principles, encouraging them to understand the world, approach challenges from different perspectives, and understand and stand firm in the face of injustice. Understanding social studies is crucial to the creation of thoughtful, involved citizens. Up-to-date material on technology and pro-social behavior challenges readers to reflect upon significant issues. Topics include: the definition of social studies; history and geography; political science and economics; sociology, anthropology and psychology; teaching social studies; culture, gender, and exceptionalities; planning and assessing by working with the social studies standards. This book will serve as an excellent resource for all educators in the field of social studies, as well as for those employed in various fields where social studies is a component in understanding today's social trends.

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State-of-the-art in perspective, this text provides a solid introduction to the purposes of social studies, to the excitement, fun, and nature of the social science disciplines, and to the variety of methods that teachers can use with their pupils to promote growth toward informed and responsible citizenship. Highly practical in approach, it not only tells what should be done, but details how to do it.

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Key Benefit: State-of-the-art in perspective, this book provides a solid introduction to the purposes of social studies, to the excitement, fun, and nature of the social science disciplines, and to the variety of methods that teachers can use with their pupils to promote growth toward informed and responsible citizenship. Highly practical in approach, it not only tells what should be done, but details how to do it. Offers a flexible organization of self-contained chapters. Key Topics: Focuses on teaching higher-level thought processesóactive, inquiry processes that promote pupil engagement with an emphasis on a solid foundation in history and the social sciences. Explains the purposes of the social studies and the social studies curriculum. Explores fundamental approaches to instruction and covers the need to implement different types of plans. Surveys a wide selection of current children's literature that can be used to teach important ideas and concepts. Highlights four critical areas (themes) that cross subject matter boundariesólaw related lessons, global education lessons, multicultural and gender equity lessons, an environmental and energy lessons. Includes a special chapter on integrating social studies across the curriculum (e.g., in reading, writing, math, music, and art, etc.). Contains a new chapter on teaching social studies to Limited English Proficient pupils.

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Savage, Tom V.; Armstrong, David G.
Published by Merril Pr (1995)
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