Powerful Social Studies for Elementary Students

ISBN-10: 1111838062
ISBN-13: 9781111838065
Edition: 3rd 2013
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Description: Ideal for pre-service and in-service teachers, POWERFUL SOCIAL STUDIES FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS outlines ways to select content and teach history, geography, and social sciences more meaningfully. Hone skills in planning well-organized social studies  More...

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Book details

List price: $173.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 3/29/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.606
Language: English

Ideal for pre-service and in-service teachers, POWERFUL SOCIAL STUDIES FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS outlines ways to select content and teach history, geography, and social sciences more meaningfully. Hone skills in planning well-organized social studies instruction that produces positive student outcomes using developmentally appropriate content and methods to help your students develop social understanding and civic action. Rather than advocating the elimination of the traditional content framework used to organize the social studies curriculum ('expanding communities framework'), the authors call for retaining the most important topics that have traditionally been emphasized and for teaching these topics in 'more coherent and powerful ways.'

Janet Alleman is a professor in the Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University. She previously coauthored Powerful Social Studies for Elementary Students with Jere Brophy.

Elementary Social Studies: What is it? What might it become?
How can I build a Learning Community in my Classroom: Strategies for including all Children
How do I select powerful Goals and powerful Content?
What Social Studies planning tools are available?
How can I teach History powerfully?
How can I teach Geography and Anthropology content powerfully?
How can I teach the other Social Science content powerfully?
How can I structure Classroom Discourse to help students develop Social Studies understandings?
How can I assess Student Learning?
What are some other Strategies for teaching Social Studies?
How can I design, implement, and evaluate Instructional Activities?
What is the role of Curricular Integration?
How can the Curriculum be expanded and made more powerful through Homework
What is the Research Base that informs ideas about powerful Social Studies teaching?

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