Teaching Social Studies A Literacy-Based Approach

ISBN-10: 0131700170

ISBN-13: 9780131700178

Edition: 2007

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Description: Dealing with the crucial classroom factors of standards, legislation, and limited teaching time, Teaching Social Studies: A Literacy-Based Approach clearly guides new and established teachers through the planning, teaching, and assessing of social studies as it integrates powerful literacy strategies that will motivate students, deepen their understanding of social studies concepts, and strengthen their comprehension. Integrating Literacy and Social Studies: Information about teaching history, economics, geography, and the social sciences ensures students' understanding of the content as well as their development of literacy skills. Book Links provide specific guidance for linking social studies content to motivating, enriching literature. History's Finer Points features engage in historical thinking that will enliven your teaching.

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Book details

List price: $106.20
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 10/17/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.672
Language: English

What Is Social Studies?
Introduction
The Three R's (Read, Recall, Regurgitate)
Fun, Fun, Fun!
Amnesia
What Is Social Studies?
Roots of Social Studies
History
Geography
Economics
Civics and Government
Social Studies Skills
Social Studies for the 21st Century
Conclusion
History's Finer Points
Questions to Consider
Exercises
References
Children's Literature
Why Teach Social Studies?
Building a Case for Social Studies in the Classroom
Our Nation's Report Card
Building a Case in the Community
Appealing Content
Conclusion
History's Finer Points
Questions to Consider
Exercises
References
Children's Literature
What Do We Teach in Social Studies?
What Exactly Do We Teach in Social Studies?
National Frameworks and Standards
State Frameworks and Standards
Goals and Objectives for Teaching Social Studies
Topics, Themes, and Concepts
Conclusion
History's Finer Points
Questions to Consider
Exercises
References
Teaching Social Studies for Understanding
Introduction
Planning for Effective Instruction
Topics, Themes, Concepts, and Big Ideas
Topics
Themes
Concepts
Big Ideas
Historical Thinking and Analysis Skills
Instructional Strategies That Work
Generating Interest
Inquiry-Based Learning
Making Connections
Cooperative Learning
Simulations
Creating Additional Opportunities for Social Studies
Read Aloud
Literature Circles
Book Talks
Book Bags
Writing Prompts
Walk and Talk
Musical Chairs
Singing New Songs
Landscapes and Portraits
Acting Up!
Reader's Theatre
Games and Sports
Conclusion
History's Finer Points
Questions to Consider
Exercises
References
Children's Literature
Using Texts for Teaching and Learning Social Studies
Introduction
Reading and Writing Helps Students Understand Social Studies
Students Must Understand How to Transform Text
Students Benefit From "In Your Mind" Strategies
Making Connections
Partner Conversations
Visualizing
Students Benefit from "On Paper" Strategies
Note-Making
Graphic Organizers
Writing-to-Learn Prompts
Determine When to Use Content Literacy Strategies
Strategies Must Be Implemented During the Before-Reading Stage
KWL Charts
Anticipation Guides
Quickwrites
Strategies Are Used in the During-Reading Stage
Strategies Are Used in the After-Reading Stage
Meet Ms. Amato and Her Class
Conclusion
History's Finer Points
Questions to Consider
Exercises
References
Children's Literature
Effective Uses of Literature to Teach Social Studies
Introduction
Integrate Literature and Social Studies
Teach History as a Story Well Told
Use Guidelines to Select Literature for Your Social Studies Program
Plan for the Effective Use of Literature to Teach Social Studies
Develop Literacy and Social Studies Skills Through the Use of Literature
Sequence Content Information
Uncover Big Ideas with Overarching Essential Questions
Combine Skills Development
Sequencing Skills Transfer Into Chronological Thinking Skills
Use Reading Instruction Approaches to Teach Social Studies
Read-Alouds
Propose Intriguing Questions
Introduce Interesting Artifacts
Display Visuals, Including Photographs, Charts, Posters, and Documents
Use Maps to Identify Where the Story Takes Place
Let Students Map the Story
Use Hands-On, Minds-On Activities
Use Dramatic Recreation
Rewrite the Story
Shared Reading
Independent Reading
Literature Circles
Teach Social Studies Apart From Teaching Reading
Conclusion
History's Finer Points
Questions to Consider
Exercises
References
Children's Literature
Putting the Pieces Together: Curriculum Planning and Organization
Introduction
Curriculum Mapping
Backward Planning
Lesson Plans
Objectives
Anticipatory Set
Modeling and Guided Practice
Independent Practice
Closure
Conclusion
History's Finer Points
Questions to Consider
Exercises
References
Real-World Teaching and Learning
Introduction
Classroom Management
Class Rules
Our Bill of Rights
Our Rights and Responsibilities
Representative Government
Banking Behaviors
Problem-Based Learning
Service Learning
Field Studies
Guest Speakers
Conclusion
History's Finer Points
Questions to Consider
Exercises
References
Children's Literature
Student Achievement and Assessments
Introduction
Purposes and Uses for Assessments
Assessment Strategies
Character Interpretation
Cooperative Line-Up
Essay
Fishbowl
Graphic Organizers
Hot Seat
Jeopardy or Quiz Bowl
Multimedia Presentation
Oral Performance
Portfolio
Project
Quickwrite
Quickdraw
Rally Table
Research Report
Scored Discussion
Simulation
Socratic Seminar
Tea Party
Turn to a Partner
Written Test
Conclusion
History's Finer Points
Questions to Consider
Exercises
References
Children's Literature
How Do We Share What We've Learned in Social Studies?
Grasping the Brass Ring
Professional Organizations
NCSS
NCHE
NCGE
National Geographic
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Gilder Lehrman Institute for American History
National Center for History in the Schools
Local Opportunities
Continuing Education
Professional Reading
Social Education
Social Studies and the Young Learner
History Matters!
The Social Studies Professional
Theory and Research in Social Education
The Social Studies
Children's Literature
A Personal Inventory
Planning Your Professional Development
Conclusion
History's Finer Points
Questions to Consider
Exercises
Index
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