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Powerful Social Studies for Elementary Students

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ISBN-10: 0534555454

ISBN-13: 9780534555450

Edition: 2nd 2007

Authors: Jere Brophy, Janet Alleman

List price: $174.95
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POWERFUL SOCIAL STUDIES FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS examines the nature and purpose of social studies as it outlines ways to select content and teach history, geography, and social sciences more meaningfully. These respected authors present principles and illustrative examples to help pre-service and in-service teachers plan well-organized social studies instruction that produces positive student outcomes. The Second Edition emphasizes the importance of using developmentally appropriate content and methods when helping students to develop social understanding and civic action, and includes a solid research base that is reflective of the current NCSS standards. Rather than advocating the…    
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Book details

List price: $174.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 5/4/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

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.

Preface
Prologue
Elementary Social Studies: What Is It? What Might It Become?
How Can I Build A Learning Community in My Classroom?
What Does Goal-Oriented Instruction Entail?
What Do Selecting and Representing Content Entail?
How Can I Teach History Content More Meaningfully?
How Can I Teach Geography and Anthropology Content More Meaningfully?
How Can I Teach the Other Social Science Content More Meaningfully?
How Can I Structure Classroom Discourse to Help Students Develop Social Studies Understanding?
How Can I Design, Implement, and Evaluate Instructional Activities?
What Are Some Other Strategies For Teaching Social Studies?
What is the Role of Curricular Integration?
How Can I Assess Student Learning?
How Can the Curriculum Be Expanded and Made More Meaningful Through Home-School Connections?
What Social Studies Planning Tools Are Available?
What is the Research Base That Informs Ideas About Powerful Social Studies Teaching?
Epilogue