Elementary and Middle School Social Studies: An Interdisciplinary, Multicultural Approach

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In its latest refinement, the Sixth Edition of Professor Farris's widely assigned, well-priced core textbook for pre- and in-service social studies teachers continues its twenty-year record for balanced, accessible, timely, creative, and strategy-filled coverage. Farris, along with experts in the core disciplines of social studies, offers a variety of proven multicultural, diverse, and interdisciplinary techniques that are sensitive to the needs of all elementary and middle school learners.

As always, the presentation of concepts and objectives--attentively aligned to the most current NCSS Standards--remains user-friendly and pedagogically rich. Early chapters contain instructional strategies and processes (including assessment and evaluation), while later chapters focus on specific content areas and themes. A wealth of lesson plans and thematic units appear throughout the text, as well as suggestions for integrating literature for children and young adults.

In addition to updated examples drawn from current events, refreshed annotated literature lists, and revised technology and Internet resources, the latest edition includes discussions of Common Core State Standards for Social Studies and Response to Intervention (RtI). One of the primary goals of a quality social studies curriculum is to equip students with problem-solving and decision-making skills, as well as the ability to integrate these skills into a framework for being responsible citizens. The distinguished Farris text never loses sight of these goals.

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Also by Pamela J. Farris (with Donna E. Werderich): Language Arts: Process, Product, and Assessment for Diverse Classrooms, Fifth Edition (ISBN 9781577666837). Titles of related interest also from Waveland Press: Dynneson et al., Designing Effective Instruction for Secondary Social Studies, Third Edition (ISBN 9781577665199); Stockard, Handbook for Teaching Secondary School Social Studies (ISBN 9781577664543); and Stockard-Wogan, Activities for Elementary School Social Studies, Third Edition (ISBN 9781577666721).

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"I like the breadth and depth of this book's approach. I particularly appreciate the multicultural focus throughout, the chapter on the arts, and the terrific resources both from content areas as well as children's literature. Bravo." --Jonathan Silverman, St. Michael's College

"I was particularly impressed with the inclusion of NCSS standards-linked lesson plans and student-oriented strategies to help the classroom teacher or college instructor more clearly visualize the integration of social studies themes across the curriculum. . . . The Sixth Edition's content changes make this resource an invaluable tool for today's technology savvy, knowledge-hungry student and for our nation's educators charged with mentoring citizens who will lead our world in the 21st century." --Gilbert Duenas, Auburn University

"The text is well-organized, comprehensive, and easy to understand. It is especially valuable in its emphasis on the role and value of social studies within a diverse society." --John O'Kane, Roberts Wesleyan College

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