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

ISBN-10: 0138132437

ISBN-13: 9780138132439

Edition: 9th 2010

Authors: George W. Maxim

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List price: $128.60
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/9/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.760

Foundations of Instruction
Dynamic Social Studies: The Subject You Will Teach
What Do You Remember about Social Studies?
What Is Social Studies?
The Six Major Social Sciences
The Social Science/Social Studies Connection
Defining the Term Social Studies
Why Is Social Studies Important?
Participatory Citizenship
What Are the Major Goals of Social Studies Instruction in Elementary School?
What Is Dynamic Social Studies?
Functional Content
Cross-Cultural Integration
Constructivist Teaching Practices
Intrinsic Motivation
Respect for Diversity
A Final Thought
Diversity in the Classroom: The Children You Will Teach
What Is Multicultural Education?
What Is Culture and Ethnicity?
How Are Multicultural Perspectives Incorporated into the Social Studies Curriculum?
The Contributions Approach
The Additive Approach
The Transformative Approach
The Social Action Approach
What Are the Goals of Multicultural Education?
Teaching in Culturally Diverse Settings
Characteristics of Culturally Responsive Teaching
What Other Inequities Must Be Addressed by Our Schools?
Educating Children with Special Needs
Gender and Classroom Instruction
A Final Thought
Integrated Teaching: Connecting Learning to the Real World
What Is Integrated Learning?
Drawing from Other Subjects
The Arts
Integrative Learning Materials and Activities
Hands-On Learning
Field Trips
Classroom Visitors
Computer-Based Multimedia
Hypermedia (Presentation Software)
Key Events of a Project
Thematic Units
A Final Thought
Classrooms for Young Social Scientists
Young Historians: Learning to Unlock the Past
What Is History?
Why Is History Important?
What Should Students Know or Be Able to Do?
In General, How Should History Be Taught?
Investigating with Historical Artifacts
Communicating through Historical Narratives
How Should Chronology Be Taught?
A Final Thought
Young Geographers: Exploring the People-Place Connection
What Is Geography?
Why Is Geography Important?
What Should Young Geographers Know or Be Able to Do?
The Five Themes of Geography
National Geography Standards
In General, How Should Geography Be Taught?
Teacher-Guided Discovery
Maps: The Tools of Geographers
What Is a Map?
Maps as Models of Our World
Representing the World through Block Play
Children's First Maps
Maps Representing the Classroom
Model Neighborhoods and Communities
Story Maps
The Globe
Map Instruction in the Middle and Upper Grades
Advanced Map Reading Strategies
A Final Thought
Young Political Scientists: Citizens in Action
What Is Civics?
Why Is Civics Important?
What Should Young Political Scientists Know or Be Able to Do?
In General, How Should Civics Be Taught?
Engaging Children in Citizenship Processes: The Democratic Learning Community
The First Day of School
Establishing Rules (Standards) for Classroom Behavior
Class Meetings
Classroom Symbols
Civic Knowledge: Comprehending Fundamental Information and Ideas
The United States Constitution
National Symbols
National Holidays
Electing and Voting
The Actions and Attitudes of Civic Responsibility
Learning about the Civic Responsibility of Model Citizens
Civic Dispositions and Virtues
Critical Thinking
A Final Thought
Constructivist Approaches to Classroom Instruction
The Learning Cycle: Teacher Scaffolded Social Constructivism
What Is Constructivism?
What Is Social Constructivism?
Zones of Development
The Learning Cycle: What Is the Teacher's Role in a Social Constructivist Classroom?
The Exploration Phase
The Concept/Skill Development Phase
The Concept/Skill Application Phase
A Final Thought
Collaborative and Cooperative Learning: Student-Assisted Social Constructivism
What Are Collaborative and Cooperative Groups?
How Does Group Learning Work?
Getting Started
Collaborative and Cooperative Learning Groups
Collaborative Learning
Cooperative Learning
A Final Thought
Inquiry and Problem Solving: Cognitive Constructivism in Action
What Is Cognitive Constructivism?
How Do Teachers Facilitate Inquiry and Problem Solving?
The Inquiry Process
The Essence of Inquiry-Based Learning
Content-Focused Constructivist Inquiry
Creative Problem Solving (CPS)
A Final Thought
Key Organizational Decisions
Managing Instruction: Planning Lessons and Units
Why Is Planning Important?
How Are Unit Plans Constructed?
Identify Desired Results
Determine Acceptable Evidence
Planning for Learning
A Final Thought
Appendix A: Cited Children's Literature
Author Index
Subject Index
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