Teaching and Learning Elementary Social Studies

ISBN-10: 0205483941
ISBN-13: 9780205483945
Edition: 8th 2007 (Revised)
Authors: Arthur K. Ellis
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List price: $129.60
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/21/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 432
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

Preface
Supplements and Learning Aids
About the Author
Social Studies Education: Definitions and Rationales
A Rationale for Social Studies Education
Social Studies Curriculum Patterns
The Widening Horizons Curriculum
The Spiral Curriculum
The Environment for Social Studies Learning
A Constructivist Environment for Learning
Productive, Reflective Thinking
Provisions for Learner Differences
The Roles of the Teacher
Summary
Explorations
Continuing the Journey: Suggested Readings
Diversity, Multiculturalism, and Pluralism in the Social Studies Classroom
Diversity in the United States and in the Classroom
The Role of Social Studies Education in Promoting Pluralism and Diversity
Cultural Sensitivity in Social Studies Curricula
Creating a Culturally Responsive Learning Environment
Cultural Sensitivity: The Teacher as Learner
Preparing Children for a Diverse World
Summary
Explorations
Continuing the Journey: Suggested Readings
Setting Standards: The Knowledge Base for Social Studies
The Nature of Knowledge
Knowledge Received
Knowledge Discovered
Knowledge Constructed
The National Council for the Social Studies Standards as a Guide to the Knowledge Base
What Should Children Know?
The Social Science Disciplines
Anthropology
Economics
Geography
History
Sociology
Political Science
Criteria for Successful Current Events Sessions
Summary
Explorations
Continuing the Journey: Suggested Readings
Developmentally Appropriate Social Studies: Theory and Practice
Time-Tested Social Studies Practices
The Doctrine of Interest
Active Learning
Project Learning
Parent Involvement
Team Building
Encouraging Individuals
Reflection
Setting Conditions for Meaningful Learning: Concept Learning
Children's Natural Tendencies
Encouraging High Achievement
Encouraging Thoughtfulness
Encouraging Creativity
Summary
Explorations
Continuing the Journey: Suggested Readings
Planning for Social Studies Teaching and Learning
Teachers as Decision Makers
Motivation
Retention
Transfer of Learning
Planning for Long-Range Goals
Planning Lessons and Activities
Mechanics
Substance
Teaching Concepts
Developing Concepts
Teaching Skills
Teaching Values
Planning and Developing Units
What Is a Unit?
How Long Should a Unit Be?
Developing a Unit Plan
Summary
Explorations
Continuing the Journey: Suggested Readings
Strategies for Social Studies Teaching and Learning
What Research Says about Social Studies Teaching and Learning
Direct Instruction Strategies
Teacher Presentation
Class Discussion
Demonstration
Indirect Instruction Strategies
Role-Play
Interest Centers
Group Investigations and Projects
Independent Study and Presentations
Reflective Thinking
Brainstorming
Creative Expression
Content Analysis
Differentiated Assignments
Jigsaw/Peer Teaching and Cooperative Learning
Simulations
Computer Simulations
Observations on Indirect Instruction
Summary
Explorations
Continuing the Journey: Suggeted Readings
Assessing Social Studies Learning
An Overview of Assessment
Why Assess?
What Should Be Assessed?
How Should We Assess?
Integrated Assessment Strategies
Writing about Learning
Talking about Learning
Illustrating Learning
Assessing Assessment: Why Is It Important?
Testing and Assessment
Essay Tests: Extended-Response Questions
Objective Tests: Selected-Response Questions
Portfolio Assessment
Assessing Your Own Effectiveness
Standards and Achievement
Knowledge
Understanding
Application
Summary
Explorations
Continuing the Journey: Suggested Readings
Inquiry, Discovery, and Problem Solving: Children as Researchers
Inquiry, Discovery Learning, and Problem Solving
The Tradition of Inquiry
Real and Contrived Problems
Differences and Similarities
Reflective Thinking as a Follow-Up to Inquiry
Three Types of Inquiry Research
Descriptive Research
Survey Research
Experimental Research
Assessment and Inquiry
Metacognition and Inquiry
Summary
Explorations
Continuing the Journey: Suggested Readings
Making History Come Alive
What Is History?
Why Should Young People Study History?
The Power of Storytelling as History
Biographies
Historical Fiction
Using Historical Sources
Children as Historians
Oral Histories
Personal Histories
Time Lines
Experiential History Activities
Summary
Explorations
Continuing the Journey: Suggested Readings
Exploring Our Geographic World: Maps, Globes, and Graphics
Understanding the Tools of Geography
The Five Themes of Geography
Helping Students Learn to Make and Read Maps
Mental Maps
Traverse Maps
Visualizing Space
Aerial Photographs and Maps
Changing the Scale of a Map
Understanding Map Projections and Globes
Helping Students Learn to Use Maps
Considering Variables in Finding Your Way
Studying Changes in Land Use
Understanding Perspective
Estimating Distances
The Internet and Maps
Summary
Explorations
Continuing the Journey: Suggested Readings
Teaching and Learning Values, Character Education, and Moral Development
The Meaning of Values, Character, and Morality in Elementary School Learning
Procedural Values: The Strategies of Inquiry and Reflection
Considering the Social Context
What Really Matters?
The Moral Life of Schools
Teaching Values, Character, and Moral Education
Strategies for Teaching Values
Using Moral Dilemmas
Models of Character Education, Values Realization, and Moral Development
Character Education
Values Realization
Moral Development
Gender and Moral Development
Summary
Explorations
Continuing the Journey: Suggested Readings
Social Studies and Curriculum Connections: Integrated Studies
Projects: The Building Blocks of Integrated Study
Characteristics of Good Projects
Group versus Individual Projects
Kinds of Projects
Significant Themes for Integration
Cause and Effect
Commonality and Diversity
Systems and Patterns
Cycles and Change
Scale and Symmetry
Interaction and Relationships
Time and Space
Equilibrium and Disequilibrium
Summary
Explorations
Continuing the Journey: Suggested Readings
Social Studies and the Literacy Connection
Reading and Classroom Life
Literacy and Democracy
Reading and Writing
Experience and Discussion
Social Studies and Language Development
Interpreting Text
Journal Writing
The Writing Process
The Spoken Word
Public Speaking
Small-Group Speaking
Informal Talks
Group Presentations
Electronic Literacy
Summary
Explorations
Continuing the Journey: Suggested Readings
Children in a Democracy: Teaching and Learning Responsible Citizenship
What Is the Citizen's Role in American Democracy?
Citizenship Is Participating in Society
Citizenship Is Serving the Community
Citizenship Is Understanding Conflict
Citizenship Education: An Interview with JoAnne Buggey
What Do Children Need to Know to Be Active Citizens?
Knowledge versus Information
What Can You Do to Help Your Students Become Active Citizens?
Formal Strategies for Citizenship Education
Informal Strategies for Citizenship Education
Research Findings on Civic Education
Effective Citizenship Education
Community Service
Decision Making
The Meaning of Citizenship: A Global Perspective
Global Education: An Interview with John J. Cogan
Summary
Explorations
Continuing the Journey: Suggested Readings
Reflective Thinking: The Essence of Social Studies
The Importance of Experiential Learning
How Reflective Thought Develops
Constructivist Thought and Social Studies
Social Studies Strategies for Reflection
Thinking Strategies
Problem-Solving Strategies
Crossing the Frontier to Active Reflective Learning
The Emotional/Intellectual Landscape
Summary
Explorations
Continuing the Journey: Suggested Readings
Standards Sampler
References
Index

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