Teaching Elementary Social Studies Principles and Applications

ISBN-10: 0136133916

ISBN-13: 9780136133919

Edition: 3rd 2008

Authors: James J. Zarrillo

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Learn how to meet the needs of the diverse students in your first classroom through this unique elementary social studies methods textbook. With a unifying theme of diversity, it emphasizes differentiated instruction and meeting the needs of all students, includingnbsp;specialnbsp;attention tonbsp;English learners, children with mild learning disabilities, and gifted students.nbsp; Chaptersnbsp;on differentiated instruction (Chapter 2) and culturally-responsive teaching (Chapter 3) providenbsp;a strong foundation and context for thenbsp;strategiesnbsp;and teaching tips that follow in later chapters.Reflecting thenbsp;national trends toward standards-based instruction and greater utilization of technology, this book isnbsp;a great resource for your first classroomnbsp;and beyond.nbsp;Read and reference this text fornbsp;comprehensive coverage includingnbsp;chapters on the history and current status of social studies; lesson and unit planning; cooperative learning; critical thinking; technology; assessment; integrating the language arts, the visual arts, and the performing arts; citizenship education; history and geography; and the other social sciences. Finally, instructors and students have praised earlier editions of this book because of its pragmatic and accessible style. For elementary Social Studies teachers. nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp;
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List price: $113.20
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 5/7/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Dr. James Zarrillo is a Professor in the Department of Teacher Education. In September of 2009, he accepted the position of Interim Associate Dean of the College of Education and Allied Studies. Dr. Zarrillo's area of scholarly interest is the elementary school curriculum; specifically, children's literature, reading instruction, and social studies. Dr. Zarrillo is the author five books, several chapters in edited books and many journal articles. Dr. Zarrillo has been a member of the faculty at CSU East Bay since 1995. He was Chair of the Department of Teacher Education from 1995-1999, again in 2004-2007, and once more from January to June of 2009. He served as the Assistant Dean for Technology and Accountability in the College of Education and Allied Studies in 2001-2002. Prior to coming to CSU East Bay, Dr. Zarrillo was a member of the faculty at CSU Long Beach from 1988 - 1995. He taught elementary school in Burbank, California, from 1976- 1986.

The Foundations of Social Studies Teaching
An Introduction to the Social Studies: Linking the Past and the Present
Children, Diversity, and Learning: Implementing Differentiated Instruction
The Transformed Curriculum: Infusing Multicultural Perspectives
The Fundamentals of Social Studies Teaching
Lesson and Unit Plans: Organizing Instruction
Cooperative Learning: Enhancing Skills and Knowledge Through Group Activities
Inquiry and Critical Thinking: Challenging Students With the Complex and the Controversial
Technology: Teaching With Computer-Based Resources
Assessment: Acquiring and Analyzing Data on Student Achievement
The Integrated Curriculum: Incorporating the Language Arts, the Performing Arts, and the Visual Arts
Sources of Content for Social Studies Teaching
Democratic Citizenship: Participating in Civic Life
History and Geography: Understanding People of Different Times and Places
The Other Social Sciences and Topics of Special Interest: Completing the Social Studies Curriculum
Children's Literature to Support Social Studies Instruction
References
Index
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