Social Studies for Elementary School Classrooms Preparing Children to be Global Citizens

ISBN-10: 013093738X
ISBN-13: 9780130937384
Edition: 3rd 2002
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Description: Based on the principle that the fundamental purpose of the social studies should be the development of reflective, competent, and concerned global citizens,Social Studies for Elementary School Classrooms matches solid social studies teaching aids  More...

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List price: $103.67
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/26/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 437
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

Based on the principle that the fundamental purpose of the social studies should be the development of reflective, competent, and concerned global citizens,Social Studies for Elementary School Classrooms matches solid social studies teaching aids with examples of applications in real K-6 classrooms. Chapter topics include selecting a social studies scope and sequence; planning for social studies instruction; engaging students in learning through small groups, questions, role-playing, and simulations; aiding children in developing and applying concepts, generalizations, and hypotheses; aiding students in developing effective citizenship competencies; aiding students in developing and acting on social concern; preparing students to live in a global and culturally diverse world; comprehending, communicating, and remembering subject matter; harnessing technology to the social studies curriculum; adapting social studies instruction to individual needs; and evaluating and assessing student learning. For elementary school teachers of social studies.

Learning and Teaching Social Studies
The Origins and Evolution of the Social Studies
The 1916 Report of the Committee on the Social Studies
The New Social Studies
Social Studies in the 21st Century
Alternative Definitions of the Social Studies
A Working Definition of the Social Studies
Social Studies and Citizenship Education
The Context of Citizenship Education
Alternative Perspectives on Citizenship Education
Classifying Alternative Perspectives
The Enduring Goal of the Social Studies Curriculum: Reflective, Competent, and Concerned Citizens
The Nature of the Effective Citizen
The Exemplary Social Studies Teacher
Characteristics of Exemplary Social Studies Teachers
Summary
Group Activities
Individual Activities
The Sources of Subject Matter and Instructional Resources for the Social Studies
Knowledge Construction and Subject Matter
Schemata and Prior Knowledge in Social Studies Instruction
Selecting Social Studies Subject Matter
The Social Studies and the Social Sciences
Geography
History
Economics
Political Science
Anthropology
Sociology
Psychology
Other Sources of Subject Matter for the Social Studies
Interdisciplinary Studies
The School and the Community Team Together to Help Students to Establish Their Own Sense of Place
The School and the Community as Sources of Social Data
Using Community Resource Persons Effectively
Fieldwork in the Community
Collecting Oral Histories
Conducting Surveys and Interviews
Community Service Projects
Organizational Resources for Social Studies Instruction
Professional Journals
Professional Development Through the Internet
Summary
Group Activities
Individual Activities
Selecting a Social Studies Scope and Sequence
Existing Social Studies Scope and Sequence Patterns
The Curriculum Pattern in the Elementary Grades
The Curriculum Pattern in the Middle and Secondary Grades
The Dominance of Traditional Scope and Sequence Patterns
Basal Textbooks and the Social Studies Curriculum
Use of Basal Texts in the Social Studies
Selection and Adoption of Basal Textbooks
Criticisms of Basal Textbooks
Implication of State Adoption Policies
Alternative Social Studies Scope and Sequence Patterns
The California Model
The National Council for Geographic Education/Association of American Geographers Model
The National Council for the Social Studies Scope and Sequence Initiatives
Selecting a Scope and Sequence Pattern
National Standards
Summary
Group Activities
Individual Activities
Planning for Social Studies Instruction
Basic Issues in Planning Social Studies Instruction
Identifying a Purpose for Citizenship Education
Beginning the Planning Process
Social Studies Goals for Instruction
Identifying and Stating Goals
Social Studies Objectives for Instruction
Identifying and Stating Objectives
Organizing Subject Matter into Units
Unit Planning
Computer-Based and Traditional Sources of Units
Resource Units and Teaching Units
Creating Units
Formats for Unit Planning
Organizing Subject Matter into Lessons
Lesson Plans
Computer-Based and Traditional Sources of Lesson Plans
Formats and Procedures for Lesson Planning
Balance in Instructional Planning
Developmental Considerations in Instructional Planning
Variety in Instructional Planning
Allocation of Time in Planning
Scheduling Social Studies Instruction
Guidelines for Social Studies Program Development
Summary
Group Activities
Individual Activities
Engaging Students in Learning Through Small Groups, Questions, Role-Playing, and Simulations
Grouping Students for Learning
Planning for Small-Group Work
Multipurpose Small-Group Techniques
Cooperative Learning Group Techniques
Cooperative Learning and Student Achievement
Using Structured Questions to Aid Learning
Patterns of Effective Questioning
Effective Use of Time
Selection of Questions
Effective Sequencing of Questions
The Taba Questioning Strategies
Engaging Students in Role-Playing and Simulations
The Nature of Role-Playing
Role-Playing and Puppetry
The Nature of Simulations
Guidelines for Developing and Conducting Simulations
Summary
Group Activities
Individual Activities
Aiding Children in Developing and Applying Concepts, Generalizations, and Hypotheses
Concepts in the Social Studies Curriculum
Personal and Public Dimensions of Concepts
Misconceptions and Stereotypes
Concepts in Social Studies Texts and Materials
The Process of Learning a New Concept
Sources of Difficulty in Concept Learning
Instructional Strategies for Concept Learning
Concept Analyses
Assessing Concept Learning
Instructional Model for Teaching Concepts
Discovery and Expository Approaches in Teaching Concepts
Concept Hierarchies
Concept Teaching Materials and Activities
Facts, Generalizations, and Hypotheses in the Social Studies Curriculum
The Nature of Facts
The Nature of Generalizations
The Nature of Hypotheses
Instructional Strategies for Developing Generalizations
Expository and Discovery Approaches for Teaching Generalizations
Using Data Retrieval Charts
The Reflective Citizen and Problem Solving
Uses of the Term Problem in Instruction
Instructional Strategies for Problem Solving
Problem Springboards
Summary
Group Activities
Individual Activities
Aiding Students in Developing Effective Citizenship Competencies
The Nature of Citizenship Skills
Skills Lists for the Social Studies Curriculum, K-12
Social Skills
Socially Competent Children
Conflict Resolution Skills
Research and Analysis Skills
Identifying and Using Reference Sources
Interpreting and Comparing Data
Processing Information from Pictures
Chronology Skills
Activities Using Time Lines
Other Chronology Activities
Spatial Skills
The Impact of Spatial Perspectives
Maps and Globes as Spatial Tools
Integrating Maps and Globes into All Social Studies Instruction
Introducing Maps and Globes
Key Spatial Concepts
Using Travel Maps
Summary
Group Activities
Individual Activities
Aiding Students in Developing and Acting on Social Concern
Social Concern and Citizenship Education
The Morally Mature Citizen
The Dimensions of Social Concern
The Nature of Beliefs
The Nature of Attitudes
The Nature of Values
The Nature of Value Judgments
Instructional Strategies for Examining Beliefs, Attitudes, and Values
Strategies for Analyzing Attitudes
Strategies for Analyzing Values
Instructional Strategies for Promoting Ethical Growth
Moral Dilemmas
The Moral Development Theories of Jean Piaget and Lawrence Kohlberg
Alternative Strategies for Moral Education in Public Schools
Social Issues as a Curricular Focus
Social Issues and Controversy
Guidelines for Handling Discussions of Controversial Issues
Academic Freedom in the Classroom
Summary
Group Activities
Individual Activities
Preparing Children to Live in a Global and Culturally Diverse World
Balancing National and Global Concerns
Global Education in an Interconnected World
Multicultural Education
Emerging Issues in Multicultural Education
Multicultural Perspectives in Instruction
Designing Strategies for Multicultural Education
Guidelines for Selecting Appropriate Curriculum Materials for Multicultural Education
Resources for Multicultural Education
Gender Issues and Sex-Role Stereotypes
Women's Perspectives in History
Social Consciousness and Social Action
Social Service Projects
Current Affairs
Introducing Children to Current Affairs
Strategies for Analyzing Current Affairs
Using Newspapers and Print Materials
Using Technology in Teaching Current Affairs
Guidelines for Developing Current Affairs Activities
Summary
Group Activities
Individual Activities
Comprehending, Communicating, and Remembering Subject Matter
Comprehending Social Studies Subject Matter
Building on Existing Knowledge in Reading
Strategies for Improving Reading Comprehension
The Reading-Social Studies Connection
Reading and Social Studies Text Materials
Reading Children's Literature
Reading Newspapers and Periodicals
Integrated Curriculum
Visual Literacy
Metaphors and Others Figures of Speech
Communicating Social Studies Subject Matter
Listening and Speaking
Integrating Writing into the Social Studies Curriculum
Word Processing Tools in Writing
Remembering Social Studies Subject Matter
First-Letter Technique
Keyword Technique
Imagery Technique
Dramatic Narrative Technique
Summary
Group Activities
Individual Activities
Harnessing Technology to the Social Studies Curriculum
Infusing Microcomputer Applications into the Social Studies Curriculum
Telecommunications and Emerging Technologies
The Internet
The World Wide Web and Web Search Agents
Online Databases
Resources for Social Studies Teachers and Students Available over the Internet
Electronic Mail and Newsgroups
Two-Way Videoconferencing over the Internet
Types of Social Studies Software
Simulation Software
Database and Spreadsheet Software
Using Groups with Computer-Based Instruction
Interactive Multimedia in Social Studies Instruction
CD-ROM Software
Distance Learning
Using Videotape and Television in Social Studies Instruction
Cable Programming
Teacher- and Student-Made Video Materials
Using Traditional Media Effectively
Using Technology Effectively: The Challenge of Every Educator
Sounding a Note of Caution
Summary
Group Activities
Individual Activities
Adapting Social Studies Instruction to Individual Needs
Matching Social Studies Instruction to Students' Developing Capabilities
The Nature of Concrete Social Studies Activities
Symbolic, Iconic, and Enactive Social Studies Activities
Constructivist Perspectives on Social and Cognitive Growth
Individualized Instruction and Individual Differences
Individual Differences Among Students
Organizing the Classroom for Individualized Social Studies Instruction
Computers
Multilevel Reading Materials
Learning Contracts
Learning Centers
Using Jackdaws and Teacher-Made Materials for Individualizing Instruction
Individual Styles of Thinking and Learning
Matching Thinking Styles to Instruction
Measures of Thinking Styles
Matching learning Styles to Instruction
Measures of Learning Styles
Individualization and Cultural Diversity
Equity for Those with Disabilities
Public Law 94-142
Mainstreaming and Inclusion
Strategies for Including Students into Social Studies Instruction
Equity for the Gifted
Societal Perspectives on the Gifted
Identifying the Gifted
Approaches to Gifted Education
Gifted Students in Social Studies Classes
Summary
Group Activities
Individual Activities
Evaluating and Assessing Student Learning
The Dimensions of Evaluation
Grades, Assessments, and Standards
The Use and Misuse of Tests
Norm-Referenced Tests
Criterion-Referenced Tests
The National Assessment of Educational Progress
National Standards and National Testing
Performance Assessments
Social Studies Performance Assessments and Portfolios
Teacher-Made Paper-and-Pencil Tests
Posttests and Pretests
Constructing Essay Test Items
Constructing Objective Test Items
Test Software
Evaluating Reflection, Competence, and Concern
Assessing Reflection
Assessing Competence
Assessing Concern
A Framework for Evaluating the Outcomes of Social Studies Instruction
Matching Evaluation and Instructional Goals and Objectives
Summary
Group Activities
Individual Activities
Social Studies Textbook Evaluation Form: Sample
History Performance Standard
Geography Standards
Civics and Government Content Standards
Essential Skills for Social Studies
Using Children's Literature About African Americans to Address NCSS Thematic Strands
References
Index

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