Skip to content

Children and Their World Strategies for Teaching Social Studies

Spend $50 to get a free DVD!

ISBN-10: 061811646X

ISBN-13: 9780618116461

Edition: 7th 2002

Authors: David A. Welton

List price: $91.95
Blue ribbon 30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee!
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
Carrot Coin icon
XP icon
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!


Designed for preservice teachers, this text consolidates social studies content into a framework for practical instruction and lesson planning. It places social studies in a thoroughly modern context and explores how such factors as language diversity and standardsat the local, state, and national levelaffect teachers. The text retains its hallmark features, such as model unit lessons, teacher-tested activities, technology updates, and authentic children's work, and the Resource Handbook serves as a valuable tool for on-the-job use.The emphasis on current topics includes coverage of constructivist learning, cooperative learning, service learning, character education, and the teaching of children with limited English proficiency.Specific examples from the NCSS help students connect standards to the model lessons and activities presented in the text.
Customers also bought

Book details

List price: $91.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 7/13/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 385
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

Contents Note: Each chapter concludes with a Summary. Prologue: Reflecting on What's Ahead Introduction An Inquiry I. Building a Framework for Social Studies 1. The Dynamics of Social Studies Introduction: Teaching Social Studies in a Technological Age Dynamic Social Studies: The Continuing Debates Commentary: But Is This Social Studies? Social Studies: Its Nature and Origins Model Student Activity: Who Is Qualified for the Presidency? Commentary: On Using Model Activities with Children Technology Update: Standards for Social Studies, History and Social Sciences Social Studies and Citizenship Education 2. History and the Social Sciences: The Knowledge Base for Social Studies Introduction: On Waiting in Line History and the Human Experience History and the Social Sciences Technology Update: G.I.S.: Geographical Information Systems Major Findings from the Social Sciences Commentary: Social Studies or Social Science Education 3. How Social Studies Programs Are Organized Introduction: On Framing the Constitution The Dominant Curriculum Pattern: Expanding Environments Commentary: Teaching About Birthday Parties? Commentary: The Power of Contrast Alternative Organizational Patterns Commentary: How States Affect Textbooks, and Vice Versa Developing Social Studies Programs Technology Update: So All Can See II. Contexts for Teaching Social Studies 4. The Dimensions of Cultural Diversity Introduction: On Mottoes and Metaphors A Classroom Profile Responding to Cultural and Ethnic Diversity Cultural Diversity Racism and Ethnic Diversity Sexism and Gender Equity Education Technology Update: Diversity and Multicultural Resources on the World Wide Web Model Student Activity: Who Is Best Suited for Which Jobs? Multicultural Education Commentary: The Scope of Diversity 5. The Dimensions of Instructional Diversity Introduction: On "Falling through the Cracks" Classroom Profile, Part Two Responding to Physical and Emotional Diversity Commentary: Health Care: How Far Should Teachers Go? Accommodating Educational Diversity 6. Developing Character and Values Introduction: The Reemergence of Character Education Ierminology Clarified Building Character Other Approaches to Values Education Model Student Activity: Holy and the Cat in the TreeProcedure for Young Children Model Student Activity: Heinz and the Druggist 7. Social Studies: Gateway to Literacy Introduction: People, People, People Oral Language and Listening: Bases for Literacy Commentary: On Speaking the "Cash Language" Reading, Writing, and Social Studies Technology Update: Computers as Writing Tools Helping Children Construct Meaning Commentary: The Role of Details in Constructing Meaning Examples of Instruction Designed to Construct Meaning Model Student Activity: Taba's Concept-Formation Strategy III. Instruction 8. Planning and Orchestrating Instruction Introduction: On Composing and Orchestrating A Perspective on Using Social Studies Content Managing Multiple Planning Elements Composing a Sample Unit: Part 1 A Perspective on Learning Outcomes Technology Update: Teaching Units and Lesson Plans on the Internet Composing a Sample Unit: Part 2 Commentary: All Teaching Activities Are Not Equally Effective Model Student Activity: A Sample Unit Plan: Using Resources Wisely Lesson Planning 9. Assessing Learning Introduction: An Alternative Assessment Strategy Assessment and the Instructional Cycle Commentary: Self-Evaluation and Grading Authentic Assessment Gathering Assessment Information Alternative Assessment Strategies Assessing Attitudes and Values Commentary: HalosNegative and Positive 10. Strategies for Effective Teaching Introduction: The "Pine Tree Shillings" Activity Teaching Strategies Defined Identifying Teaching Strategies Commentary: There Is Nothing like a Good Lecture Model Student Activity: "The Wearin' of the Green"A Group Investigation Commentary: Inquiry, Discovery, and Problem Solving Technology Update: WebQuest: Tapping the Internet's Resources Managing Small-Group Instruction 11. Strategies for Active Learning Introduction: The Empty-Chair and Author's Chair Techniques Dramatic Play Role-Playing Model Student Activity: Dramatic Play Commentary: On Structuring the Environment Model Student Activity: The Lunch Policy Simulation and Gaming Technology Update: Using Interactive CD-ROMs Expressive and Enactive Experiences 12. Nurturing Critical and Reflective Thinking Introduction: Reading Between the Lines How Critical Thinking Differs from Other Kinds of Thinking: Terminology Clarified Metacognition: Thinking About Thinking Teaching Reflective Thinking Commentary: What We Know About Thinking Model Student Activity: Nation XUsing a Fact Sheet Technology Update: Pictures Are Worth a Thousand Words Commentary: On Avoiding "Queen Bee" Questions Questioning Strategies Decision Making Model Student Activity: Returning from the Crusades 13. Helping Students Use Maps, Globes, and Graphics Introduction: Basic Premises Maps and Globes Technology Update: Plotting Earthquakes Model Student Activity: Pumpkin Geography Model Student Activity: Where Would You Locate Your City? Working with Other Graphic Forms Model Student Activity: Constructing a Table Model Student Activity: Linear Charting 14. Using Instructional Tools: Print, Multimedia, and Community Resources Introduction: Teaching in the Electronic Age Textbooks Supplementary Print Materials Commentary: On Helping Children Deal with Terrorism Computer-Based Resources Nonprint Materials Technology Update: Virtual Touring on the Internet Community Resources Acquiring Instructional Resources Epilogue Introduction: Reflecting on Things Past Instructional Premises for the Twenty-First Century Resource Handbook References Name Index Subject Index