Teaching Social Studies in Middle and Secondary Schools

ISBN-10: 0131591819
ISBN-13: 9780131591813
Edition: 5th 2009
List price: $129.20
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Description: In the tradition of social studies innovator Peter Martorella, this readable, accessible text offers prospective teachers a comprehensive introduction to teaching social studies to middle and secondary school students.nbsp; With the purpose of  More...

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Book details

List price: $129.20
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 3/18/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 448
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.2
Language: English

In the tradition of social studies innovator Peter Martorella, this readable, accessible text offers prospective teachers a comprehensive introduction to teaching social studies to middle and secondary school students.nbsp; With the purpose of social studies being the development of reflective, competent, concerned citizens, the text first examines the origins and evolution of social studies and citizenship education across the United States. Following this, targeted chapters address the art, science, and craft of social studies teaching as a means for engaging learners in knowledge construction. In the final section, the authors look at ways to improve social studies instruction through the incorporation of emerging technologies, and explore the implications of the rich cultural diversity within our nation.nbsp;

The State of Social Studies and Citizenship Education
Alternative Perspectives on the Social Studies
The Origins and Evolution of the Social Studies
Alternative Definitions of the Social Studies
The Contemporary Social Studies Teacher
Contemporary Social Studies
Citizenship Education as the Purpose of the Social Studies
Alternative Perspectives on a Curriculum for Effective Citizenship Education
The Enduring Goal of the Social Studies Curriculum: Reflective, Competent, and Concerned Citizens
Teaching and Learning Social Studies
Engaging Students in Constructing Knowledge
The Social Sciences as Sources of Subject Matter for the Social Studies
Other Sources of Subject Matter for the Social Studies
The School and Community as Sources of Social Data
Identifying Professional Resources
Developing Reflective, Competent, and Concerned Citizens
Organizing and Planning for Teaching Social Studies
Basic Issues in Planning Social Studies Instruction
Social Studies Goals for Instruction
Social Studies Objectives for Instruction
Organizing Subject Matter into Units
Organizing Subject Matter into Lessons
Classrooms as Environments for Learning
Creating and Managing the Classroom Environment
Balancing Goals and Objectives in the Curriculum: Linking the Head, the Hand, and the Heart
Guidelines for Social Studies Program Development
Variety in Instructional Planning
Engaging Students in Learning Through Small Groups, Questions, Role Playing, and Simulations
Grouping Students for Learning
Using Structured Questions to Aid Learning
Engaging Students in Role Playing and Simulations
Promoting Reflective Inquiry: Developing and Applying Concepts, Generalizations, and Hypotheses
Learning and Teaching Concepts
Learning and Teaching Facts and Generalizations
The Reflective Citizen and Problem Solving
Fostering Citizenship Competency
The Nature of Citizenship Skills
Social Skills
Research and Analysis Skills
Chronology Skills
Spatial Skills
Identifying and Using Reference Sources in Developing Skills
Activities for I

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