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Dynamic Social Studies for Constructivist Classrooms Inspiring Tomorrow's Social Scientists

ISBN-10: 0132849488
ISBN-13: 9780132849487
Edition: 10th 2014
Authors: George W. Maxim
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Book details

List price: $159.40
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 4/5/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 7.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.804
Language: English

Preface
Foundations of Instruction
Dynamic Social Studies: The Subject You Will Teach
What Do You Remember About Social Studies?
Content Knowledge 1: Social Studies as a School Subject
Six Major Social Sciences
The Origin of Social Studies
The Goals of Elementary School Social Studies
Content Knowledge 2: Curriculum and Standards
Curriculum Scope and Sequence
Curriculum Standards
Content Knowledge 3: Instructional Practices
Powerful and Purposeful Social Studies Instruction
Constructivist Teaching Practices
A Final Thought
References
Individuality and Diversity: The Children You Will Teach
Productive Classroom Life
A Democratic Classroom Community
Cultural Diversity in the Classroom
Ethnicity
Culturally Responsive Teaching
Language Diversity in the Classroom
Providing for ELLs
Multiple Talents, Intelligences, and Learning Styles
Multiple Talents
Multiple Intelligences
Learning Styles
Children with Special Needs
Who Are Children with Special Needs?
Inclusive Classrooms
A Teacher's Responsibilities
Gifted Children
Who Are Gifted Children?
Teaching Gifted Children
Gender
Gender-Specific Behavior
Addressing Gender Issues
A Final Thought
References
Standards-Based Instruction: Planning Lessons and Units
Levels of Planning
How Are Unit Plans Constructed?
Understanding by Design (UbD)
How Are Lesson Plans Constructed?
Gagn�'s Nine Instructional Events
Hunter's Seven-Step Lesson Plan
Bybee's Five Es Approach
A Final Thought
References
Approaches to Classroom Instruction
Social Constructivism: Scaffolded Learning
What Is Constructivism?
Constructivist Teaching and Learning
Social Constructivist Perspectives
Teacher as More Knowledgeable Other: Scaffolding Instruction
Bybee's 5E Approach
Concept Teaching and Learning
Task Analysis (Skills Instruction)
Peers as More Knowledgeable Others (Group Learning)
Computer as More Knowledgeable Other
A Final Thought
References
Cognitive Constructivism: Discovery Learning (Inquiry and Problem Solving)
What Is Discovery Learning?
Inquiry-Based Learning
The Core of Inquiry-Based Learning
Foundational Inquiry Skills
Approaches to Inquiry
What Is Creative Problem Solving?
Creative Thinking
The Creative Problem Solving (CPS) Strategy
A Final Thought
References
Curriculum Integration: Linking Subject Matter and Learning Experiences
What Is Integrated Learning?
Using Integrated Learning Properly
Spontaneous Learning
Thematic Curriculum
Sources of Interdisciplinary Themes
Project-Based Learning
Technology Integration
Technology Tools
Learning Centers
Review/Reinforcement Learning Centers
Enrichment Learning Centers
Exploratory Learning Centers
A Final Thought
References
Social Science Content and Processes
Young Historians: Learning to Unlock the Past
What Is History?
Why Is History Important?
What Should Students Know or Be Able to Do?
Chronological Thinking
Historical Comprehension
Historical Analysis and Interpretation
Historical Research Capabilities
Historical Issues Analysis and Decision Making
Putting Historical Thinking to Work
A Final Thought
References
Geography: Exploring the People/Place Connection
What Is Geography?
Why Is Geography Important?
What Should Students Know or Be Able to Do?
The Five Themes of Geography
National Geography Standards
Essential Element 1: The World in Spatial Terms
Maps as Models of Our World
Representing the World Through Informal Block Play
Teaching Map and Globe Skills
Maps of the Classroom
Specific Map and Globe Skills Instruction
Essential Element 2: Places and Regions
Essential Element 3: Physical Systems
Essential Element 4: Human Systems
Essential Element 5: Environment and Society
Thinking Geographically
Asking Geographic Questions
Acquiring Geographic Information
Organizing Geographic Information
Analyzing Geographic Information
Answering Geographic Questions
A Final Thought
References
Civics: Young Citizens in Action
What Is Civics?
Why Is Civics Important?
What Should Students Know or Be Able to Do?
What Is Government, and What Should It Do?
Building a Democratic Classroom Community
What Are the Basic Values and Principles of American Democracy?
Character Education
How Does the Government Established by the Constitution Embody the Purposes, Values, and Principles of American Democracy?
What Is the Relationship of the United States to Other Nations and to World Affairs?
What Are the Roles of the Citizen in American Democracy?
Citizenship Rights
Citizenship Responsibilities
A Final Thought
References
Anthropology and Sociology: Cultures and Society
What Is Anthropology?
Culture
Teaching About Cultures
The Concrete Level
The Behavioral Level
The Symbolic Level
Multicultural Education
The Contributions Approach
The Additive Approach
The Transformative Approach
The Social Action Approach
What Is Sociology?
Teaching Sociology
A Final Thought
References
Economics: Scarcity and Choices
What Is Economics?
What Should Students Know or Be Able to Do?
How Should Economics Be Taught?
Six Core Economics Principles
Principle 1: People Choose
Principle 2: People's Choices Involve Costs
Principle 3: People Respond to Incentives in Predictable Ways
Principle 4: People Create Economic Systems That Influence Individual Choices and Incentives
Principle 5: People Gain When They Trade Voluntarily
Principle 6: People's Choices Have Consequences That Lie in the Future
A Final Thought
References
Appendix Cited Children's Literature
Author Index
Subject Index

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